Quantitative Canadian Fixed Income Strategy

The strategy offers exposure to a widely diversified portfolio of high quality Canadian fixed income built from a quantitative process with the aim to provide significant excess return in a risk-controlled framework.

Fund Information

Offers investors an enhanced Canadian fixed income portfolio, through a financial engineering smart beta approach, that aims to provide persistent, significant excess return and is constructed for all market environments.


FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index

Value added objective

1.00% (rolling 4 years)

Risk rating

Significantly less volatile than benchmark



Yield curve structure change

Tilts the yield curve to overweight the portions that are most efficient on a risk-adjusted basis.

Improved diversification

Vastly increases diversification to attain more sustainable excess returns across diverse economic environments.

Advanced risk management

Monitors and optimizes how risks interrelate to eachother within the portfolio.


Upside capture


Downside capture


Returns >= Benchmark's


Average Value-Added (5yrs)

Portfolio statistics

Sector (As of 09/30/2017) Strategy (DWE%*) Benchmark (DWE%) Deviation
*DWE% = Duration Weighted Exposure 100% 100% 0%
Government Bonds 36.4% 72.2% -35.7%
Investment Grade Corporate Bonds 26.3% 27.2% -0.9%
Residential Mortgages 17.7% 0% +17.7%
Commercial Mortages 9.8% 0% +9.8%
Global Fixed Income (CAD) 9.8 0% +9.8%
Asset Backed Securities 0% 0.7% -0.7%
Portfolio characteristics Constraints Strategy (DWE%*) Benchmark (DWE%) Deviation
Interest rate risk (duration) BM duration +/- 1 year 7.06 yrs 7.43 yrs -0.37 yrs
Credit risk (credit quality) Weighted quality >= BBB (Investment Grade) A+ AA- -1/3 grade
Currency risk Currency risks hedged to CAD 0% 0% 0%

Performance Metrics

Portfolio metrics (5 yrs, as of 09/30/2017) Strategy Benchmark Peers*
*Peers = Morningstar Active Canadian Fixed Income Category
Annualized return 4.75% 3.26% 2.63%
Annualized standard deviation 3.05% 3.64% 3.11%
VaR (99%) 1.89% 2.05% 1.86%
Sharpe ratio 1.32 0.70 0.61
Sortino ratio 7.15 4.35 3.45
Information ratio 1.17 0.00 -0.82
Kurtosis 1.90 4.01 3.62
Annual returns 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Arithm. Avg
Value added -0.8% +3.3% +1.1% +0.5% +0.8% +2.5% +0.4% +1.4%
Nymbus Quantitative Canadian Fixed Income 8.5% 6.9% -0.1% 9.0% 4.0% 4.1% 2.8% 4.9%
FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index 9.3% 3.6% -1.2% 8.5% 3.2% 1.6% 2.4% 3.5%

Portfolio Manager

Gabriel Cefaloni

Gabriel Cefaloni

Managing Partner
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Cefaloni became Chief Investment Officer of Groupe Nymbus Capital Inc. in 2013 where he spearheads quantitative research and investment management operations. His career spans more than 10 years of capital markets experience. He served as partner and portfolio manager specialized in quantitative fixed income derivatives for GC Capital Asset Management. Prior to that, Mr. Cefaloni acted as a fixed income associate portfolio manager for ARB Group, a private investment firm. Mr. Cefaloni holds a B.Comm in Investment Finance with honors from Concordia University in Montreal and is recipient of the Chartered Investment Manager designation.


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The Nymbus Quantitative Canadian Fixed Income strategy represents a modern and intelligent alternative to traditional fixed income exposures.