Pooled Fund Assets $570.6 million (as of Dec 31-19)
Strategy Assets $2,193.7 million (as of Dec 31-19)
Benchmark BMO Small Cap Index (Unweighted)
Inception Date January 01, 1997

QV Investors launched the Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund on January 1, 1997. The Fund invests in Canadian small and mid-cap companies, typically with market capitalizations above a minimum of $100.0 million and up to two times the upper end of the BMO Small Cap Index.

The return objective is to exceed the average annual return on equity of Canadian companies, a rate of 10% over the past two decades, and to exceed the return on the BMO Small Cap Index and do so with lower volatility.

The Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund selects companies using QV's fundamental tests of management commitment, financial and operational records, balance sheet quality, valuation, dividend record, and overall quantitative contribution to the portfolio.

As with other QV equity portfolios, we construct the Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund to exhibit measurably better value, growth, dividend, and credit characteristics than the benchmark while maintaining broad industry diversification.

The risks in the Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund include equity market volatility, the smaller size to the companies owned and the fundamental risks of corporate investment.