TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose”) announced today that it will terminate Purpose Short Duration Tactical Bond Fund (the “Fund”) and will redeem all of its issued and outstanding ETF units, Class A units, Class F units and Class D units (collectively, the “Units”) in accordance with the terms of the Fund’s amended and restated declaration of trust, dated December 3, 2018, on March 22, 2019 (the “Termination Date”).
The decision to close the Fund was driven primarily by an overlap in mandates within our fund lineup. Additionally, its relatively low assets under management and the costs associated with maintaining a fund of this size has made it difficult to efficiently manage the Fund in accordance with its intended investment objectives. As a result, the termination, in the view of Purpose, is in the best interests of unitholders.
Effective as of the market close on January 11, 2019, shares of the Fund are no longer available for purchase, including any purchases made through a pre-authorized purchase plan.
The redemption price payable for the Units will be an amount equal to the net asset value per unit of the applicable class on the Termination Date and will be payable to unitholders on or before March 26, 2019.
It is anticipated that the ETF units of the Fund will be voluntarily delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on or about March 21, 2019 at the close.
As stated above, the effective date of termination of the Fund is expected to be March 22, 2019. If you still hold a position in the Fund at 4:00 pm EST on the Termination Date, your position will be liquidated, with the proceeds either deposited into your account or a cheque mailed directly to you or to your dealer, nominee or intermediary, depending on your account registration. If you hold shares of the Fund, there may be tax implications to any disposition of your holdings. We strongly urge you to contact your financial advisor to discuss the financial and tax implications associated with a redemption of shares and the termination of the Fund in your particular circumstances.
Investors looking to fulfill a mandate similar to Purpose Short Duration Tactical Bond Fund may want to consider Purpose Global Bond Fund (BND), an actively managed global bond strategy managed by Neuberger Berman, a leading global fixed income manager. The investment objective of BND is to maximize yield and protect capital by investing in global investment grade fixed income securities through an active, fundamental approach while also managing interest rate risk.
About Purpose Investments
Purpose Investments is an asset management company with an unrelenting focus on client-centric innovation, and offers a range of managed and quantitative investment products. Purpose Investments is led by well-known entrepreneur Som Seif and is a division of Purpose Financial, an independent technology-driven financial services company.
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Purpose Investments Inc.
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