Since the day we opened for business, we've been offering a range of growth-oriented mutual funds aimed at outperforming our benchmarks.
Norm Lamarche (Investment Executive's 2009 Fund Manager of the Year) manages a triad of growth-oriented funds. Norm's extensive track record and his relationships with movers in the global resource, mining and energy sectors have helped his funds bring exceptional returns for clients over the years. The Front Street Growth Fund and the Front Street Growth Class mandates provide the latitude to shift the portfolio towards whatever sector and global regions provide the best opportunities for growth. They are both relatively concentrated funds and both invest primarily in publicly traded securities; the Growth Class focusses more on emerging companies, and will also invest in private equity opportunities. The Front Street Special Opportunities Class invests in many of the same themes, but leans more towards aggressive early stage opportunities. The fund enjoys 5-star rating from both GlobeFund and Morningstar and has provided investors with a time-tested 28% annual growth since inception in 1990.*
Craig Porter's Front Street Resource Class focuses on established, intermediate resource companies that provide comparatively more growth potential than the typical large-cap resource equities found in most Canadian equity mutual fund offerings. Craig focuses on companies that can add value through exploration, and that can benefit from emerging mining technologies. The fund has seen a 39% annual growth rate since inception.*
Veteran portfolio manager Frank Mersch has managed to beat the index 19 of the last 22 years.† His Front Street Tactical Equity Class is the most diversified and balanced of Front Street's growth-oriented offerings, reflecting a wider view of the North American economy, and even holding income-generating positions. The fund has generated a 27.8% annual growth rate since it's inception.* Frank is also managing a brand-new offering, the Front Street Global Opportunities Class, which focusses on technological innovation across sectors. For accredited investors, Frank also manages the Front Street Canadian Hedge Fund, our premiere hedge offering.
* as at February 28, 2011. † Click here to download more information on Frank Mersch's track record.