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Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds Inc. updates website content to clarify Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) representations
April 5, 2023
Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds Inc. (the “Manager”) has amended language on its website in an effort to clarify that ESG factors and representations made by the Manager are not investment objectives, nor do they form a material element of the investment strategies of its publicly offered mutual funds. The following statement was removed at the request of Ontario Securities Commission Staff in the course of an issue-oriented review of ESG-related funds: “CC&L Funds is committed to engaging in responsible corporate behavior as it relates to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns and seeks to make investments that not only generate superior returns for its investors but have a positive impact on the society, environment, and markets in which they operate.”
In addition to amending its website, the Manager has updated the disclosure in the simplified prospectus for its alternative mutual funds prospectus and is in the process of updating the simplified prospectus for its conventional mutual funds in order to provide specific disclosure to investors regarding the role that ESG factors and considerations play in the investment decision-making process of certain funds.
Funds included in the Manager’s alternative mutual fund simplified prospectus:
- CC&L Alternative Income Fund
- CC&L Global Long/Short Fund
- CC&L Global Market Neutral II Fund
- PCJ Absolute Return II Fund
Funds included in the Manager’s conventional mutual fund simplified prospectus:
- CC&L Core Income & Growth Fund
- CC&L Diversified Income Portfolio
- CC&L Equity Income & Growth Fund
- CC&L Global Alpha Fund
- CC&L High Yield Bond Fund
- NS Partners International Equity Focus Fund
About Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds Inc.
Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds Inc. (CC&L Funds) partners with leading Canadian financial institutions and their investment advisors to deliver unique institutional investment strategies to individual investors through a select offering of funds, alternative investments and separately managed accounts.
By limiting the offering to a focused group of investment solutions, CC&L Funds is able to deliver unique and differentiated strategies designed to enhance traditional investor portfolios. For more information, please visit cclfundsinc.com.
About Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd.
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd. (CC&L Financial Group) is an independently owned, multi-affiliate asset management firm that provides a broad range of traditional and alternative investment management solutions to institutional and individual investors. CC&L Financial Group brings significant scale and expertise to the delivery of non-investment management functions through the centralization of all operational and distribution functions, allowing talented investment managers to focus on what they do best. CC&L Financial Group’s affiliates manage over $104 billion in assets. For more information, please visit cclgroup.com.
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Manager, Product & Client Service
Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds Inc.