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PIC.PR.A
PIC.A

Fund Overview

Overview

The Fund is a split share corporation designed to provide investors with exposure to six Canadian banks and utilizes Strathbridge’s proprietary SSO covered call writing strategy to enhance the income generated by the portfolio and to reduce volatility.

Rationale

The six Canadian banks have a history of strong earnings growth, which has resulted in increases in their dividend rates and share price appreciation.  The preferred shares are appropriate for an investor looking for a more secure investment than common equities with an attractive distribution.  The class A shares are appropriate for an investor seeking a leveraged play on the six banks included in the portfolio while earning attractive distributions.

Distributions

Preferred share distributions of $0.8625 per share per annum are paid quarterly for a yield of 5.75% on the $15.00 original issue price. Currently the Fund is paying distributions of $0.81276 per share per annum on the Class A shares on a quarterly basis.

Portfolio

The Fund invests in common shares of each of the following six Canadian banks while adjusting allocations to each bank over time depending on the Investment Manager’s outlook (Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank).

Top 6 Holdings as of January 31, 2016
Holding Name % of NAV
BANK OF MONTREAL      20.0%
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK      19.7%
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA      16.6%
CAN IMPERIAL BK OF COMMERCE      15.3%
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA      14.4%
CASH AND SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS      13.7%
 

 

 

 Pricing
As of 05/26/2016
Current NAV for PIC.PR.A: $15.00
Market Price: $14.93
Last Traded: 05/31/2016 3:58pm
Current NAV for PIC.A: $5.80
Market Price: $5.70
Last Traded: 05/31/2016 2:08pm
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 Quick Facts
Inception Date: 10/30/1996
Total Assets As of 04/30/2016: $221.49 mm
Management Fee: 0.9%
 Distributions & Tax
Current Distributions for PIC.PR.A: $0.22
Current Yield: 5.78%
Current Distributions for PIC.A: $0.20
Current Yield: 14.26%
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 News
4/4/2016
PIC: Announces Quarterly Distribution
1/6/2016
PIC: Announces Quarterly Distribution
12/16/2015
PIC: Announces Year End Results
10/2/2015
PIC: Announces Quarterly Distribution
7/6/2015
PIC: Announces Quarterly Distribution
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