LCS.PR.A : Annual Report, 2018

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Brompton Lifeco Split Corp. has released its Annual Report to December 31, 2018.

LCS / LCS.PR.A Performance

Instrument

OneYear

ThreeYears

FiveYears

TenYears

SinceInception

Whole Unit

-18.1%

+1.1%

+2.2%

+6.7%

+1.5%

LCS.PR.A

+5.9%

+5.9%

+5.9%

+5.6%

+5.6%

LCS

-55.2%

-12.1%

-7.2%

+6.2%

-6.2%

S&P/TSX Capped Financial Index

-9.2%

+8.5%

+6.9%

+12.2%

+5.7%

S&P/TSX Composite Index

-8.9%

+6.4%

+4.1%

+7.9%

+3.4%

Note that the benchmarking isn’t ideal, since the Financial index will include banks, while the fund has a mandate only for insurers.

Figures of interest are:

MER: The MER per unit of the Fund, excluding Preferred share distributions (which were largely covered by the Fund’s dividend income), was 0.98% in 2018, down from 1.05% in 2017 as a result of better fixed-cost absorption.

Average Net Assets: We need this to calculate portfolio yield; and it’s tricky because “The Fund completed a treasury offering of Class A shares and Preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $38.6 million on February 6, 2018.”. Preferred Share distributions of 4,055,809 @ 0.575 / share implies 7.054-million shares out on average. Average Unit Value (beginning & end of year) = (16.82 + 12.71) / 2 = 14.76. Therefore 7.054-million @ 14.76 = 104.1-million average net assets.

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PrefBlog is presented as a public service by Hymas Investment Management Inc., Manager / Trustee of Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fundand publisher of PrefLetter, a monthly newsletter directed towards long term buy-and-hold retail investors. James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc, with years of experience designing quantitative investment technology and applying this technology to conservative portfolios, seeks to provide institutions and retail investors with the information and advice necessary to produce top quartile returns in the preferred share market without the assumption of excess risk.

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