Renaissance Canadian Small-Cap Fund [Class A]

To seek above-average, long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of small- to medium-sized Canadian issuers.

Also available in Class F
Minimum Initial Investment:
Lump Sum
Initial: $500
Subsequent: $100
Distributions: Distributions of net income and net realized capital gains occur annually in December.
Pre-Authorized Chequing Investment: $50 minimum investment for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual deposit.
Systematic Withdrawal Plan: With minimum initial account value of $10,000. Withdrawals may be made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. $50 minimum.
Annual Management Fee (excluding applicable taxes) as at Sep 1, 2016: 1.75%
Annualized Management Expense Ratio (including applicable taxes) as at Aug 31, 2019: 2.34% 
Front-End Load OptionATL905
Back-End Load OptionATL852
Low Load OptionATL670
Inception DateOct 25, 1996
Assets Under Management ($000)
As at: 10/30/2020
$56,957
CIBC Asset Management Inc.

CIBC Asset Management (CIBC AM) is one of Canada's largest asset management firms and provides a broad range of high-quality global investment management solutions to retail and institutional clients.

Craig Jerusalim, CIBC Asset Management Inc.

Craig Jerusalim is responsible for the growth and dividend growth portfolios. Mr. Jerusalim also oversees the small-cap mandates.

Prior to joining CIBC Asset Management in 2006, Mr. Jerusalim worked as an Analyst at Dynamic Mutual Funds and a Software Developer at Amdocs Ltd.

Mr. Jerusalim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and an MBA degree from the University of Toronto. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Toronto.

Catharine Sterritt, CIBC Asset Management Inc.

Catharine Sterritt is a member of the Equities team and is responsible for supporting Canadian equity portfolios.

Prior to joining CIBC Asset Management in 2017, Ms. Sterritt was Managing Director, Global Equity, Absolute Return / Arbitrage at Scotia Capital Inc. She has over 25 years of experience in equities and is a specialist in event-driven investment opportunities, including risk arbitrage, financial or operational stress, recapitalizations and regulatory changes. Ms. Sterritt is also a recognized authority on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and corporate governance. She has been a regular commentator on Business News Network (BNN) and previously served on the executive committee of 100 Women in Finance — Toronto.

Ms. Sterritt holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a CPA, CMA, and is also a CFA charterholder.

Style

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Performance
3 mo6 moYTD1 yr3 yrs5 yrs10 yrsSince Inception
13.5%50.0%15.2%27.1%3.4%4.2%2.9%6.7%
3 mo
6 mo
YTD
1 yr
3 yrs
5 yrs
10 yrs
Since Inception
13.5%
50.0%
15.2%
27.1%
3.4%
4.2%
2.9%
6.7%

As at: 10/30/2020

Calendar Year Performance
2019201820172016201520142013201220112010
19.2%(22.6%)(0.5%)17.3%(7.9%)2.3%16.5%(2.3%)(11.6%)36.1%
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
19.2%
(22.6%)
(0.5%)
17.3%
(7.9%)
2.3%
16.5%
(2.3%)
(11.6%)
36.1%


Investment Performance

Value of $10,000 invested since inception

The rate of return or mathematical table shown is used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and is not intended to reflect future values of the fund or returns on investment in the fund.

†The management fee has changed effective September 1, 2016. The management expense ratio (MER) for the financial year ending August 31, 2017 will be based on the total expenses of the Fund for that financial year (excluding commissions and other portfolio transaction costs). The Manager may waive and/or absorb management fees and operating expenses at its discretion. The practice of waiving and/or absorbing management fees and operating expenses may continue indefinitely or may be terminated at any time without notice to unitholders.

†Please refer to the Annual/Interim Management Reports of Fund Performance for further details.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the Renaissance Investments family of funds simplified prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns for the class A units including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions, but do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed. The values of many mutual funds change frequently. Past performance may not be repeated.