Matco Balanced Fund (Series F)
Fund Documents [LINK]    Fund Codes [LINK]    As at June 30, 2020  

Investment Profile
The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of Canadian companies, global companies and high-quality bonds in order to preserve capital, produce income and generate long term capital appreciation.

Fund Inception Date


Fund Net Asset Value

$186 Million

Portfolio Manager

Trevor Galon, CFA

Dividend Yield


Is this fund for you?

You are seeking income, stability and capital preservation

You have a low to medium tolerance for risk on your investment

You are looking to hold the investment for the medium or long term



Geographic Profile (Equities)

The fund generally has an asset mix of Canadian bonds, (40%-60%), Canadian equities (25%-45%) and foreign equities (0%-35%).


The fund seeks to preserve capital, produce income and generate long term capital appreciation by optimizing its asset mix of investments through top-down and bottom-up analysis.

The fund focuses on companies that meet Matco’s strict investment criteria which include:

  • Quality

  • Income

  • Growth

  • Value

  • Risk

Investor Education

  • Ensure you have an investment time horizon of 5+ years

  • Learn about Matco and our investment philosophy


  • Assess the fund’s performance over a 5-year period in order to recognize the fund’s true value

Performance (Series F)

As at June 30      
Net of Fees 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Incep.
Series F 10.2% -3.1% -0.9% 2.5% 3.5% 5.3% 5.8% 4.1%

Growth of $10,000 since inception

Cumulative Returns

  3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Incep.
Series F 10.2% -3.1% -0.9% 7.8% 18.8% 43.8% 76.2% 66.8%


  • Calendar Year Returns

      2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
    Series F 9.5% -4.2% 7.6% 6.9% 5.5% 6.2% 14.4% 6.3% -0.3% 10.4% 18.8% -20.8% 1.0%
  • Rolling 5-Year Returns

      From 2014
    to 2019
    From 2013
    to 2018
    From 2012 
    to 2017
    From 2011 
    to 2016
    From 2010 
    to 2015
    From 2009 
    to 2014
    From 2008 
    to 2013
    From 2007 
    to 2012
    Series F 5.0% 4.3% 8.1% 7.8% 6.3% 7.3% 9.7% 1.9%
  • Annual Distribution per Unit ($/unit)

      2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
    Income 0.27 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.18
    Capital Gains 0.25 0.42 0.36 0.17 -
    Total Distributions: 0.52 0.56 0.51 0.33 0.18

Sector Allocation

Asset Mix

Top Holdings

Matco Fixed Income Fund 39.2%
Matco Global Equity Fund 26.0%
Matco Canadian Equity Income Fund 20.8%
Matco Small Cap Fund  9.5%
Cash 4.6%


The first half of 2020 has been fraught with challenges on a global scale which have significantly impacted the economic outlook. The COVID-19 pandemic brought economic activity to a halt in the first quarter, which carried through the majority of the second quarter. This slow down in activity caused unemployment rates around the world to reach unprecedented levels. Governments and global central banks have been confronting these challenges head-on with significant economic stimuli. Incredibly, stock markets around the world have managed to recover a significant portion of the losses experienced in the first quarter, even though the economic recovery is in the very early stages. Risks that remain on the horizon for 2020 are plentiful, with the two primary risks being the U.S. election and the possible second wave of COVID-19 cases. With respect to the U.S. election, President Donald Trump and the Republican party were the favourites heading into 2020. However, their mishandling of the global pandemic and lack of leadership in addressing the protests for greater equality have caused the political pendulum to swing in favour of the Democratic party. A Democratic victory could pose an economic threat based on a less fiscally supportive platform. The more significant risk to the economic and market outlook would be a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases that could pause or reverse the progress in re-opening the global economy. Overall, we remain cautiously optimistic as the economy works through the current COVID-19 recession.

Performance returns for the Matco Mutual Funds are calculated by Matco Financial Inc. These returns are calculated and reported in Canadian dollars and are historical simple returns for the 3 month, YTD and 1 year periods and annualized compounded total returns for periods after 1 year. They include changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. A cumulative return on an investment is the aggregate amount that the investment has gained or lost over time, independent of the amount of time involved, expressed as a percentage. Calendar year return reflects the compound rate of return over the specified calendar year (January 1st to December 31st). Matco Fund returns are calculated after management fees and operating expenses have been deducted.