Investors seeking for yield away from a bond or guaranteed investment contract (GIC) now have another option, thanks to Transcend Private Client’s new offering, the Multi-Strategy High Yield Fixed Income Fund.
The group's new fixed-income fund will follow its recently launched Pay-for-Performance fee model, where clients pay a nominal amount unless performance results are above the industry benchmark.
Transcend CEO Chris Ambridge said the fund affords investors with a more secure avenue for alternative investments. Additionally, the new fixed-income fund is expected to spur better yields than what bonds and GICs can potentially make.
"We are offering Canadians a reliable fund with low risk, based on our company philosophy that you only pay if the results are better than the benchmark,” he stressed.
Aside from being Canadian-centric, the fund will also be diversified in terms of assets through active management. It will invest in corporate bonds, convertible bonds, preferred shares, income trusts, REITs, mortgages, secured real estate and infrastructure projects, as well as alternative investment strategies and hedge funds.
Ambridge said investors who subscribe to the fund will not incur additional costs above basic management expenses. This will be the case until the fund outperforms the benchmark, which is 50% of both the FTSE Short Bond Index and the FTSE Mid Bond Index.
“We have very open conversations with advisors and investors on our track-record, why our company fee model defies the norm and why our service beats the competition," he said.
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