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OUR PERFORMANCE

Generating Excess Returns for You

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are the primary drivers of our success.

Our aim is to provide our clients with “value added” (excess) returns over and above traditional benchmarks, while at the same time taking on less risk than the overall market. We have successfully achieved this since we implemented our investment strategy in 2006.

Lester Asset Management’s Canadian Equity Composite* has generated significant “value added” (excess) returns versus the TSX Composite as per the tables below. As of March 31st, 2020 our annualized compound return has been 8.5% per year since July 2006, which is higher than the 4.0% annualized return of the TSX Total Return (including dividends). These returns rank us among the top performing Canadian equity managers in the country, and were achieved with lower risk** than the market. Our returns for fixed income and balance portfolios have also been well above relevant benchmarks and industry averages. 

Annualized Returns 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year since July '06
LAM -19.6% -3.0% 2.1% 8.3% 8.5%
TSX Composite TR -14.2% -1.9% 0.9% 4.1% 4.0%
Excess Return*   -5.4% -1.1% 12% 4.2% 4.5%

 

Cumulative Returns YTD 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year  Since July '06
LAM -21.6% -19.6% -8.8% 10.9% 122.2% 207.3%
TSX Composite TR -20.9% -14.2% -5.7%  4.5%  49.5%  72.4%
LAM Value Added -0.7% -5.4% -3.1% 6.3% 72.7% 134.9%

 

Calendar Returns 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
LAM -21.9% 17.9% -13.6% 14.1% 24.7% -11.3%   8.8%
TSX Composite TR -20.9% 22.9%   -8.9%   9.1% 21.1%   -8.3% 10.5%
LAM Value Added   -0.7% -5.0%   -4.7%    5.0%   -3.6%   -2.0%  -1.8%

 

Calendar Returns 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 (6 months)
LAM   17.8% 16.8%   4.5% 28.1% 58.2% -40.8% 13.9% 20.0%
TSX Composite TR 13.0%   7.2%  -8.7% 17.6% 35.1%  -33.0%   9.8% 12.5%
LAM Value Added   4.8%   9.6% 13.2% 10.5% 23.1%   -7.8%   4.1%   7.5%

*As measured by the dollar-weighted-average returns of all segregated equity portfolios managed by LAM prior to December 2011, and by the returns of the  Lester Canadian Equity Fund since January 2012.  
* As measured by the Standard Deviation (volatility) of our monthly returns versus the TSX Composite.