Commentary – Mackenzie Global Strategic Income Fund Series T8 | Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Global Strategic Income Fund Series T8

Asset Class: Global Balanced

Fund Commentary

Q1 2019 Commentary

During Q1 2019, Mackenzie Global Dividend Fund (Series F) returned 12.0%, and has now returned 12.3%, annualized, since portfolio manager change. This compares with the MSCI World Net Return Index ($CDN) Q1 return of 10.0%, and 11.4%, annualized, since portfolio manager change. Stock selection in Health Care and Consumer Staples contributed positively to relative performance during Q1. Stock selection in Materials detracted from relative performance.

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Q1 2019 Commentary

The equity and credit market volatility of Q4 2018 made a complete 180 degree turn in the first quarter of the new year. While a fair amount of the blame for the sell-off that ended 2018 lays at the feet of the Federal Reserve and its hawkish monetary policy stance at the time, the ensuing bounce this year is mainly thanks to the Fed’s “dovish” pivot.

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Q4 2018 Commentary

During Q4 2018, Mackenzie Global Dividend Fund (Series F) returned -7.4%, and has now returned 10.4%, annualized, since portfolio manager change.

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Q4 2018 Commentary

The focus for markets through much of the fourth quarter was the political drama surrounding the US tax bill and, of course, the price of Bitcoin. The US tax bill was debated and passed by both the House and Senate, and signed by President Trump before year-end. 

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Fund Commentary

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Portfolio Managers

Steve Locke, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

Konstantin Boehmer, MBA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Mackenzie Fixed Income Team

Investment experience since 2003

Darren McKiernan, CFA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Team

Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team

Investment experience since 1995

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Mutual Fund US Dollar Settlement Option details.

Index performance does not include the impact of fees, commissions, and expenses that would be payable by investors in the investment products that seek to track an index.

The rate of return is used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and is not intended to reflect future values of the investment fund or asset allocation service or returns on investment in the investment fund or from the use of the asset allocation service.

* The blended index is composed of 52.5% MSCI World and 47.5% BofA Merrill Lynch Global Broad Market (Hedged to CAD).