TORONTO, July 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (the "Company") announced today its estimated Assets Under Management ("AUM") as at June 30, 2017, the components of the change in AUM and the estimated Performance Fees earned during the quarter and year ended June 30, 2017.
Estimated Assets Under Management as at June 30, 2017, were $8.9 billion, approximately 86% of which comprises high net worth individuals. Included in AUM are $2.2 billion of assets with a June 30 performance year-end, $6.3 billion of assets with a December 31 performance year-end, and $0.4 billion of non-performance fee assets. AUM increased by $13 million from March 31, 2017. This increase in AUM is attributable to positive net investment performance of $94 million partially offset by net withdrawals of $81 million. High net worth clients had net withdrawals of $63 million while institutional clients had net withdrawals of $18 million.
The Company estimates that Performance Fees earned during the quarter ended June 30, 2017, were $3.9 million. During the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the Company earned Performance Fees of $1.0 million. As previously announced, the Company earned Performance Fees of $38.7 million during the six months ended December 31, 2016, primarily with respect to those Funds with a performance year-end of December 31, 2016. For the full year ended June 30, 2017, the estimated Performance Fees earned were $43.2 million, compared to $34.1 million in the prior year.
Subsequent to the Company's June 30, 2017 year-end, the Company announced on July 6, 2017 that it had received a favorable ruling in the binding arbitration proceedings between the Company and its co-founders relating to a dispute under their transition and retirement agreements. "The arbitration ruling eliminates a source of uncertainty for our Company and its stakeholders. We are very pleased to have this behind us and are optimistic as we look forward to fiscal 2018 and beyond," said Tom MacMillan, President & CEO.
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. is one of Canada's pre-eminent wealth management firms, serving high net worth private clients, estates, trusts and institutional investors. Founded in 1984, the Company is dedicated to providing clients with strong risk-adjusted returns together with the highest level of personalized client service. The Company's Common Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "GS". For more information about the Company, please visit our website at www.gluskinsheff.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.'s business and the environment in which it operates. These statements are based on the Company's expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's regulatory filings available on the Company's website at www.gluskinsheff.com or at www.sedar.com. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances; except as required by applicable law.
Included in this press release are certain financial terms (including Base EBITDA and AUM) that the Company utilizes to assess the financial performance of its business that are not measures recognized under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and should not be considered alternatives to net income or any other measure of performance determined in accordance with IFRS. Therefore, these non-IFRS measures are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For additional information regarding the Company's use of non-IFRS measures, including the calculation of these measures, please refer to the "Non-IFRS financial measures" section of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis and its financial statements available on the Company's website and on the SEDAR website located at www.sedar.com.
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