Montreal, December 16, 2021 – Desjardins Investments Inc. (“DI”), manager of the Desjardins Funds, announces the result of the unitholders meeting of the SocieTerra Balanced Portfolio held December 15, 2021.
Changes to the investment objective
The unitholders of the SocieTerra Balanced Portfolio approved the previously announced proposal to change the fund’s investment objective, which will be as follows:
- The Portfolio is a strategic asset allocation fund. Its objective is to achieve a balance between long-term capital appreciation and income. The Portfolio invests primarily in Canadian or foreign equity and fixed-income securities and/or in units of mutual funds which themselves invest primarily in Canadian or foreign equity and fixed-income securities.
The Portfolio follows the responsible approach to investing described in the section on “Responsible Investing” in the first part of the Simplified Prospectus (Part A).
The changes to the investment objective are intended to increase the geographic diversification of the fund’s investment portfolio. The new investment objective will allow to increase exposure to foreign investments. The Portfolio will be allowed to invest up to 100% of its assets in foreign securities. The changes will not, however, change the investment portfolio’s target asset allocation between fixed-income and equity securities, which will remain at 50% and 50% respectively.
It is expected that the changes to the Portfolio’s investment objectives will be made effective January 1st, 2022.
The Manager is not required to implement the changes announced and reserves the right to postpone implementation of the changes.
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