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Posted by Purpose Investments on Oct 29th, 2021

Purpose Investments Inc. Announces Proposal to Change the Investment Objective of Purpose Floating Rate Income Fund

Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose” or the “Manager”) announced today a proposal to change the investment objective of Purpose Floating Rate Income Fund (the “Fund”). Purpose is the trustee, manager and portfolio advisor of the Fund. Purpose has retained Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC (“Neuberger”) to act as sub-advisor of the Fund. Neuberger will remain as sub-advisor of the Fund if the objective change is approved.

The proposed change of investment objective is as follows:

Current Investment Objective        

The Fund’s investment objectives are to generate current income and preserve capital by investing primarily in floating-rate debt securities, short-term debt securities, high-yield debt securities and asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities.

Proposed New Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objectives are to maximize total return from current income and long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified mix of global fixed-rate and floating-rate debt securities, including high-income securities.

In accordance with applicable legal requirements, unitholders of the Fund will be required to approve the objective change. Unitholders will receive a Notice of Meeting and a Management Information Circular (the “Meeting Materials”) in accordance with applicable securities laws. The Meeting Materials will also be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The required unitholder approval will be sought at a special meeting to be held on December 10, 2021, for unitholders of the Fund of record as of October 27, 2021. If approved, the change will be effective after the close of business on or about December 10, 2021 (the “Effective Date”).

The investment objective change is being proposed as Purpose believes the new active strategy will maximize total return from current income and long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified mix of global fixed-rate and floating-rate debt securities.

The proposed change is also expected to maintain the Fund’s risk profile by employing a relative value, credit-focused active strategy.

If the investment objective is approved, after the close of business on the Effective Date:

  • The name of the Fund will change to “Purpose Global Flexible Credit Fund” and
  • The Fund type will be changed from “floating rate bond fund” to “global fixed income.”

Certain other changes will also occur, including a change in investment strategies. Full details of the proposal and the resultant, expected, changes will be disclosed in the Meeting Materials.

About Purpose Investments Inc.

Purpose Investments Inc. is an asset management company with more than $12 billion under management. Purpose has 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.

For further information please contact:

Keera Hart
Keera.Hart@kaiserpartners.com
905-580-1257


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