Closed-End FundsCanoe EIT Income Fund

Key Dates

Record Date Jan22
Ex-Distribution Date Jan20
Payment Date Feb13

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 12/31/2014 YTD 1mo 3mo 6mo 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Incep.
EIT.UN 11.1% -1.7% -1.2% -1.1% 11.1% 8.9% 9.0% 6.9% 8.8%
S&P/TSX Composite 10.5% -0.4% -1.5% -2.0% 10.5% 10.2% 7.5% 7.6% -

*Based on NAV

Portfolio Review

Top 25 Holdings (as of November 30, 2014)

Wells Fargo & Co.  
Toronto Dominion Bank  
Microsoft Corp.
Proctor & Gamble Co.    
Manulife Financial Corp.  
Fortis Inc.  
American International Group I  
JPMorgan Chase & Co.  
Verizon Communications Inc  
Cisco Systems  
Coca-Cola Co.  
JB Hunt Transportation Services Inc.  
T Rowe Price Group Inc.  
Prairie Sky Royalty Ltd.  
Dollarama Inc.  
Union Pacific Corp.  
Canadian National Railway Co.  
Intact Financial Corp.  
Parkland Fuel Corp.  
Telus Corp.  
Secure Energy Services Inc.  
Brookfield Asset Mgmt Inc.  
Medtronic Inc.  
Storm Resources Ltd.  
Boeing Co.  
The top 25 investments make up 65% of the fund.

Equity Sector Breakdown (as of November 30, 2014)

Financials 37.2%
Energy 17.6%
Industrials 9.6%
Information Technology 8.8%
Consumer Discretionary 6.6%
Telecommunication Services 6.0%
Consumer Services 4.4%
Materials 3.7%
Utilities 3.4%
Health Care 2.7%


Asset Mix (as of November 30, 2014)
Canadian Equity 48.4%
US Equity 40.5%
Fixed Income 2.9%
Cash 8.3%


Fund Facts  
Total Assets (Dec 31, 2014) $1,291.1 million
Inception Date August 7, 1997

* Premium DRIP and DRIP Plan available to Canadian investors only

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