SOURCE: Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

June 15, 2015 00:01 ET

Mawer Offers Resilient Global Investment Solution With Launch of Global Bond Fund

New Fund Touts Merits of Global Bonds in Balanced Portfolios

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - A new fund launched today by Mawer Investment Management Ltd. (Mawer) (www.mawer.com) provides a resilient alternative that can be a valuable addition to a balanced portfolio. Attributes of the Mawer Global Bond Fund (MGBF) include: extensive diversification across many currencies, countries and yield curves, unhedged currency positions that have historically offered a low correlation to equities, as well as building and increasing resiliency by investing exclusively in investment grade government and government-related bonds.

The Global Bond Fund is managed by fixed income portfolio managers James Redpath and Michael Crofts who bring a combined total of 26 years of investment experience.

“The bottom line is diversification and resilience,” says James Redpath, lead Portfolio Manager of the Fund. “Think of it as the ‘Central Bank of Mawer’ because an emphasis is placed on high-quality bonds denominated in reserve currencies that tend to hold their store of value in periods of uncertainty.”

Global bonds account for approximately 75 per cent of the over US$200 trillion global investable market according to studies (by contrast, the Canadian bond market accounts for only a small fraction of the 75 per cent). Often Canadians suffer from home country bias and are reluctant to look beyond the domestic bond market. But without global bond exposure, Canadian investors could be missing some good opportunities. When used as part of a long-term focused balanced portfolio, the Mawer Global Bond Fund is a convenient way for investors to gain exposure to the unique opportunities and benefits of global bonds.

About Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

Mawer is an independent investment firm managing portfolios for a broad range of foundations and not-for-profit organizations, pension plans, strategic alliances and individual investors for over 40 years. The Firm manages in excess of $30 billion across all major investment strategies. Visit Mawer at www.mawer.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Allison Webb
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
    +1 403 776 1124
    awebb@mawer.com