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U.S. Financials Income Fund

 

USF.UN
CLASS U

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Fund Overview

Overview

The Fund is a closed-end investment trust that invests in an actively managed portfolio of U.S. financial issuers and U.S. publicly listed alterative asset management issuers. The Fund will utilize Strathbridge’s proprietary SSO covered call writing strategy to enhance the income generated by the portfolio and to reduce volatility.

Rationale

The U.S. financial sector (as defined by the S&P Global Industry Classification Standard) is one of the largest and most diversified sectors in the U.S. market consisting of multiple financial oriented sub-sectors including banks, diversified financials, insurance companies and real estate investment trusts. These companies provide broad exposure to the U.S. financial services industry through loans and mortgages, insurance and investment products and commercial real estate. The Manager believes that U.S. financial services companies are well positioned to benefit from the improving U.S. economy, including as evidenced by improving employment rates and housing statistics.

The Fund is appropriate for those investors looking for conservative large cap. exposure to the U.S. financial sector while earning attractive distributions and utilizing Strathbridge’s proprietary SSO covered call writing strategy to enhance the income generated by the portfolio and to reduce volatility.

Units

Class A Unit

  • Trade on the TSX under the ticker symbol USF.UN
  • Pays distributions in Canadian dollars

Class U Unit

  • Denominated in US dollars – NAV calculated in US dollars daily
  • Pays US dollar distributions
  • Redeemable in US dollars
  • Convertible into Class A units weekly

Distributions

Class A distributions 0f $0.50 per Class A unit per annum are paid in the amount of $0.125 each calendar quarter.

Class U distributions of US$0.50 per Class U unit per annum are paid in the amount of US$0.125 each calendar quarter.

Distributions are not fixed but are reviewed and set annually at the discretion of the Fund.

Portfolio

The portfolio will generally consist of 20-30 positions selected from those equity securities included in the S&P 500 Index that are classified as “financials” by Standard & Poor’s Global Industry Classification Standard, which have a market capitalization of at least US$10 billion and a S&P Rating of A- at the time of purchase. The Investment Universe will also include equity securities of publically listed Alternative Asset Managers which have a market cap. in excess of US$5 billion.

Top 10 Holdings as of December 31, 2016
Holding Name % of NAV
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION      6.0%
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC.      5.8%
U.S. BANCORP      5.6%
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY      5.2%
METLIFE INC.      5.1%
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION      4.9%
STATE STREET CORPORATION      4.7%
NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION      4.5%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.      4.5%
M&T BANK CORPORATION      4.5%
Sector Allocations

 

 

 Pricing
As of 04-20-2017
Current NAV for USF.UN: $8.03
Market Price: $7.73
Last Traded: 04-21-2017 3:49pm
Current NAV for Class U: $8.09
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 Quick Facts
Inception Date: 02-24-2015
Total Assets As of 12-31-2016: $17.80 mm
Management Fee: 1.25%
Service Fee: N/A
 Distributions & Tax
Current Distributions for USF.UN: $0.13
Current Yield: 6.47%
Current Distributions for Class U: $0.13
Current Yield: 5.00%
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 News
2017-03-22
USF: Announces Annual Results
2017-03-06
USF: Declares Quarterly Fund Distribution
2016-12-05
USF: Declares Quarterly Fund Distribution
2016-09-06
USF: Declares Quarterly Fund Distribution
2016-09-02
USF: Confirms Investment Strategy
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