TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Guardian Group of Funds (GGOF) today announced
the launch of additional T Class units, a form of purchase option that
provides a monthly distribution that helps investors manage their regular cash
flow needs. T Class units offer investors greater tax efficiency, investment
flexibility and purchasing power.
"While every investor is unique, investment objectives typically fall
into three broad categories: capital growth, capital preservation and income
generation. Challenges, however, can arise for investors with complex or
differing investment objectives," said Gavin Graham, Chief Investment Officer,
GGOF. "For example, too much emphasis on income generation can result in a
loss of purchasing power to inflation, while too great an emphasis on capital
growth can create an uncomfortable degree of volatility and provide
insufficient capital for everyday needs. One solution to help balance these
potentially contradictory objectives is T Class units."
Each GGOF Fund that offers T Class units will establish a regular,
predictable monthly distribution amount at the start of each year. The unique
structure of T Class units provides an investor with various tax advantages.
Firstly, it allows the investor to defer taxation, effectively controlling
when to incur the tax liability. Secondly, once a gain is realized, it is
taxed at the preferential capital gains rate.
T Class units also offer a more productive use of capital. Because
taxation is deferred until the investor's time of choosing, an investor needs
to withdraw less principal to produce the same after-tax monthly cash flow.
They also offer greater investment flexibility, especially for investors with
complex or differing investment objectives.
GGOF offers the following funds in T Class units:
- GGOF Income Solution
- GGOF Conservative Solution
- GGOF Balanced Solution
- GGOF Growth Solution
- GGOF Aggressive Growth Solution
GGOF Mutual Funds
- GGOF Canadian Large Cap Equity Fund
- GGOF Dividend Growth Fund
- GGOF European Equity Fund
- GGOF Global Absolute Return Fund
- GGOF Global Dividend Growth Fund
- GGOF Global Equity Fund
- GGOF Canadian Balanced Fund
- GGOF Global Diversified Fund
GGOF currently offers T Class with two distribution options: an
eight per cent distribution rate on its Solutions funds and a five per cent
distribution rate on select GGOF funds.
GGOF provides investors with a full product line of 33 mutual funds,
diversified by asset class, geographic region and capitalization. GGOF, with
$5.98 billion of mutual fund assets under management at December 31st, 2006,
offers its funds exclusively through financial intermediaries.
GGOF is a member of BMO Financial Group and part of the organization's
Private Client Group. BMO's Private Client Group provides integrated wealth
management services in Canada and the United States and had total assets under
management and administration and term investments of $288.1 billion as at
October 31, 2006.
For further information:
For further information: Gavin Graham, GGOF, (416) 350-3151; JoAnne
Hayes, BMO Financial Group, (416) 867-3996, Internet: www.ggof.com