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Investment Manager : Bloom Investment Counsel Inc.

Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc. was established in 1985 and specializes in the management of segregated investment portfolios for wealthy individuals, corporations, institutions and trusts. In addition to its conventional investment management business, Bloom currently manages specialty high-yield equity portfolios comprised of dividend-paying common equities, income trusts, real estate investment trusts and limited partnerships. Bloom has managed more than ten TSX-listed closed-end portfolios in this specialty area since 1997 with an aggregate market value of over $2.5 billion.


Investment Approach

Bloom first uses a conservative, fundamental, “top down” investment approach that assesses macro factors, such as economic conditions, business factors, commodity prices, interest rates and credit ratings. Bloom then reviews the relative valuation and volatility of each asset class, as well as the historical and anticipated correlation and co-variance relationship between such asset classes, to determine an optimal asset allocation mix. As a result, Bloom takes a lower risk approach to investment, de-levering and carrying cash balances if he believes that equity markets are overvalued and generally having a lower allocation to the volatile oil and gas trust sector.

Bloom then uses a “bottom up”, fundamental investment approach to select individual security holdings, analyzing each company’s business, prospects and management to determine whether it is undervalued or has growth potential. Bloom capitalizes on this selective acquisition strategy through a “buy and hold” philosophy.

 



 
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