UIT Fund Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Faircourt Asset Management Inc., an employee owned investment management company, widely recognized as an innovator in the Canadian fund industry.
Faircourt was founded in 2002 by Charles Taerk and Douglas Waterson, quickly establishing a reputation for innovative investment solutions with the launch of Canada’s first split trust, Faircourt Income Split Trust.
After the launch of several innovative solutions, Faircourt worked with a Canadian Bank to create Canada’s first principal protected note that generated monthly tax-efficient return of capital distributions.
Faircourt’s next innovation involved the launch of Faircourt Gold Income Corp (FGX:TSX), a closed end fund listed on the TSX. FGX was the first fund in Canada to combine gold equities with the ability to generate monthly distributions utilizing an options strategy. With its creation, FGX provides Canadian retail investors with exposure to gold with lower volatility, and provides tax efficient monthly distributions funded through option writing.
And now Faircourt has created UIT Fund Corporation, offering unique investment themes for Canadian investors.
UIT funds are defined portfolios of securities designed to meet a stated investment objective.
The directors and officers of the Manager have extensive experience in the analysis and understanding of the risks associated with the business aspects of Income Funds, discretionary investment management, asset management as well as the overall investment process, collectively possessing over 60 years of investment industry experience.
WHY UIT FUNDS
UIT Funds have been created to offer timely investments for Canadian investors.
UIT Funds offer portfolios that are unique in Canada, combining indiviual Canadian, US and global securities in a variety of sectors and industry groups.
UIT Funds are defined portfolios of securities designed to meet a stated investment objective.
FEATURES OF UIT FUNDS
The lack of turnover in our fund portfolios removes emotional or reactive trading that can hurt overall performance.
Our Funds enable investors to gain diversified exposure to an asset class or market sector in a single transaction.
Investors gain exposure to timely opportunities as part of their overall investment portfolio.
Our Funds offer daily liquidity: Units are redeemable on any business day at net asset value (NAV).
Low minimum investment that allows you to own a unique portfolio of securities.
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President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Taerk is a co-founder of Faircourt Asset Managment Inc. Mr. Taerk has been President and CEO since inception of Faircourt in 2002. From 1999 to 2001, Vice President and Managing Director for Charles Schwab Canada, Co., and a member of its Executive Committee. His responsibilities included leading the development of Investment Banking, Syndication as well as Institutional Research. Prior to that, Mr. Taerk was in the Corporate Finance group at Porthmeor Securities, where he worked from 1996 to 1999, rising to director in 1998.
During the period 1994 to 1996, Mr. Taerk founded Faircourt Capital Corporation, a boutique corporate finance advisory business, working with private Canadian companies. Prior to that, Mr. Taerk spent eight years with a major Canadian bank in the mid-market corporate lending area.
Mr. Taerk graduated with a Masters from the School of International Affairs at the Graduate School of the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1986.
Douglas Waterson CA, CFA
CFO & Portfolio Manager
Mr. Waterson is a co-founder of Faircourt and has been a Portfolio Manager since 2005. He brings over 20 years of financial management experience to Faircourt. Prior to joining the Manager, Mr. Waterson worked as a Senior Supervisor at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada) (OSFI), where he was responsible for monitoring and conducting risk assessments of Schedule I banks. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Waterson worked as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group at Charles Schwab Canada, Co. where he was responsible for the initial review of prospective transactions as well as detailed due diligence, including analysis of financial models and business plans. Prior thereto he held several positions within the TD Bank Financial Group from 1996 to 1999, including two years as an investment advisor with TD Evergreen. Prior to his tenure as an investment advisor, Mr. Waterson held the position of Analyst, Finance at TD Bank Financial Group where he provided analysis and recommendations on a variety of financial issues and transactions such as securitization programs, and was involved in the management of TD Bank Financial Group’s regulatory capital.
Prior to his tenure at TD Bank Financial Group, Mr. Waterson held auditing positions at Deloitte & Touche from 1992 to 1994, and in the Office of the Provincial Auditor of Ontario from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Waterson is a CFA Charterholder (1999) and a Chartered Accountant (1995), and holds a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo (1991).
Contact Client Services:
1-800-831-0304 and press 3
UIT Fund Corporation
120 Adelaide St West – Suite 2107
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