Canoe Financial LP proposes the merger of five Canoe Funds
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2017) - Canoe Financial LP ("Canoe" or the "Manager") proposes the merger of five Canoe Funds, which is subject to the receipt of all required regulatory and securityholder approvals.
The proposed mergers are a result of an ongoing product review. "These proposed mergers are intended to scale certain funds with like investment strategies and offer a better potential for investors to seek cost savings. All proposed mergers will reflect our core investment capabilities and further simplify our product shelf," said Darcy Hulston, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Details about the changes will be contained in meeting materials to be mailed to securityholders of record as of July 5, 2017. The below table outlines the proposed funds to be merged into their corresponding continuing funds on or about August 18, 2017.
|Terminating Fund||Continuing Fund|
|Canoe Equity Income Class||Canoe Candian Asset Allocation Class|
|Canoe Candidan Monthly Income Class||Canoe North American Monthly Income Class|
|Canoe Global Balanced Funds||Canoe North American Monthly Income Class|
|EnerVest NAtural Resource Fund Ltd.||Canoe Energy Class|
|Canoe Global Opportunities Class||Canoe Global Equity Income Class|
To facilitate certain mergers, Canoe intends to create new series for certain Continuing Funds. These series will only be available for purchase by existing investors of the Terminating Funds who merge into the new series.Approval from securityholders of the Terminating Funds and from each of the Continuing Funds other than Canoe Energy Class will be sought at special meetings to be held on or about August 16, 2017.
If the proposed mergers are approved, securityholders of each series of each Terminating Fund will receive securities of a series of the corresponding Continuing Fund that have a management fee which is the same as, or lower than, the management fee on their existing series, determined on a dollar-for-dollar basis. If the proposed mergers are approved, purchases, switches and redemptions of securities of the Terminating Funds will be suspended after the close of business on August 17, 2017. The Terminating Funds will be wound up as soon as possible following the mergers.
The Independent Review Committee of the funds has reviewed the potential conflict of interest matters related to the proposed mergers and has provided the Manager with a positive recommendation for each merger after determining that each merger, if implemented, achieves a fair and reasonable result for the applicable funds.
About Canoe Financial
Founded in 2008, Canoe Financial is an employee-owned investment management firm focused on building financial wealth for Canadians. Canoe Financial is one of Canada's fastest-growing independent mutual fund companies and currently manages approximately $4.3 billion in assets across a diversified range of award - winning mutual funds and private energy equity products. Canoe Financial has expanded from its Calgary head office across Canada, including a significant presence in Toronto and offices in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal. To learn more about Canoe Financial and its investment products, visit www.canoefinancial.com.
Canoe Financial LP
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