Optimize
Growth Balanced Portfolio

About this portfolio

Mandate

The Optimize Growth Balanced Portfolio seeks to invest in both equity oriented and income oriented investments with a strong bias towards equity oriented investments. In selecting its individual equity investments, this model portfolio targets attractively valued large-cap companies with solid management teams. In addition to this strategy and for diversification purposes, the Manager may also invest in bond and equity ETFs, REIT ETFs, the Optimize Core Equity pooled fund, and up to 30% may also be allocated in each of the Optimize Growth Equity and the Optimize Premium Income pooled funds. In setting the mix between the portfolio’s equity and income oriented investments, the manager employs a dynamic tactical asset allocation strategy to establish the portfolio’s optimal asset allocation.

Performance

Total returns

As of Jul 31 2021

YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years 7 years Since Inception
Performance 12.98% 25.70% 10.72% 12.81% 13.32% 14.60%
Benchmark 9.29% 15.51% 8.38% 7.19% 5.81% 6.95%
Returns are provided on an Annualized Basis for one year and above. All returns presented are hypothetical and back-tested and therefore do not represent the investment performance of actual accounts of any investors.

Benchmark: 35% iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF, 65% iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF. The return methodology used is a geometrically linked Time-Weighted rate of return.

Growth of 1,000,000

As of Jul 31 2021

Beginning Value = 1,000,000; Date = Nov 30 2012

Ending Value = 3,260,150; Date = Jul 31 2021

Portfolio Data

Asset Allocation

As of Jul 31 2021

The above information represents the asset allocation of accounts which are following this particular portfolio strategy. The above information is based on holdings as of Jul 31, 2021. As such, the current asset allocation of accounts following this particular portfolio strategy may differ from what is displayed above.

Asset allocations are subject to change.

Public Equity Allocation

As of Jul 31 2021

The above information represents the sector allocation of the publicly traded equity securities held in accounts which are following this particular portfolio strategy. The above information is based on holdings as of Jul 31, 2021. As such, the current public equity allocation of accounts following this particular portfolio strategy may differ from what is displayed above.

Public equity allocations are subject to change.

Top Equity Holdings

As of Jul 31 2021

wdt_ID Symbol Description Sector
1 RY Royal Bank of Canada Financials
2 JPM JP Morgan Financials
3 BMO Bank of Montreal Financials
4 MSFT Microsoft Corporation Technology
5 TD Toronto-Dominion Bank Financials
6 V Visa Financials
7 GOOG Alphabet (Google) Communication
8 WMT Walmart Consumer Defensive
9 BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Class-B Financial Services
10 AAPL Apple Technology

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