Closed-End FundsCanoe EIT Income Fund

Key Dates

Record Date Apr22
Ex-Distribution Date Apr20
Payment Date May15

Investment Highlight and Strategy

Canoe EIT Income Fund (TSX: EIT.UN) is one of Canada's largest closed-end investment funds, designed to maximize monthly distributions and the potential for capital appreciation by investing in a broadly diversified portfolio of high quality securities.

Fund Manager

Rob Taylor, CA, CFA, is an award winning portfolio manager with more than 15 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining Canoe Financial, Rob was responsible for managing over $4B in his position as Vice President and Portfolio Manager, at BMO Global Asset Management. Rob was also an integral member of the team responsible for asset allocation in institutional and retail mandates.

Rob also manages the Canoe Equity Class, Canoe Canadian Asset Allocation Class and Canoe Canadian Monthly Income Class.

Investment Approach

  • Actively managed portfolio focused on quality franchises, stable businesses and long-term sustainable growth
  • Diversified across sector and market capitalization
  • Managed risk - ensure best risk reward ideas and conviction levels are appropriately reflected in position weights

Fund Highlights

  • One of the largest, most liquid closed-end funds in Canada
  • Income-oriented, actively managed total return fund
  • Growth potential – trades at an approximate 15% discount to NAV
  • Low management fee of 1.1% per annum
  • Monthly distribution of $0.10 per unit/current 10% yield
  • Premium DRIP and DRIP*
  • Annual redemption feature -  up to 10% of outstanding units at 95% of NAV

Performance Review

Performance *                  
As of 3/31/2015 YTD 1mo 3mo 6mo 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Incep.
EIT.UN 3.6% -0.7% 3.6% 2.5% 8.1% 9.1% 8.1% 7.1% 8.9%
S&P/TSX Composite 2.6% -1.9% 2.6% 1.1% 6.9% 9.6% 7.4% 7.4% -

*Based on NAV

Portfolio Review

Top 25 Holdings (as of February 28, 2015)

Wells Fargo & Co.  
Toronto Dominion Bank  
Fortis Inc.
Manulife Financial Co.    
American International Group.  
Microsoft Corp.  
Monsanto Co.  
Union Pacific Corp.  
Coca-Cola Co.  
Allied Properties REIT  
Citigroup Inc.  
Thomson Reuters Corp.  
Intact Financial Corp.  
Proctor & Gamble Co.  
Telus Corp.  
Parkland Fuel Corp.  
JB Hunt Transport Services Inc.   
Agrium Inc.  
Cisco Systems Inc.  
Starbucks Corp.  
Verizon Communications Inc.  
Storm Resources Ltd.  
Brookfield Asset Mgmt. Inc.  
Merck & Co. Inc  
PNC Financial Services Group.  
The top 25 investments make up 62% of the fund.

Equity Sector Breakdown (as of February 28, 2015)

Financials 38.5%
Energy 13.0%
Information Technology 9.9%
Industrials 9.9%
Materials 6.9%
Telecommunication Services 5.3%
Consumer Staples 5.2%
Utilities 4.5%
Consumer Discretionary 3.6%
Health Care 3.1%


Asset Mix (as of February 28, 2015)
Canadian Equity 49.3%
International Equity 2.4%
US Equity 39.8%
Fixed Income 2.6%
Cash 5.9%


Fund Facts  
Total Assets (Mar 31, 2015) $1,330.4 million
Inception Date August 7, 1997

* Premium DRIP and DRIP Plan available to Canadian investors only

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