Scotia Corporate Class Funds
A mutual fund is required to pass on any net income it generates to investors. This income is subject to tax, which can take a bite out of your savings – especially if it’s in the form of higher-taxed interest and foreign income. When Scotia Corporate Class Funds distribute income to investors, they are structured to pass on capital gains dividends and ordinary Canadian dividends, two more tax-advantaged forms of income. They also seek to reduce taxable distributions and minimize taxes by pooling expenses and capital losses with other Scotia Corporate Class Funds.
Scotia INNOVA Income Portfolio Class is currently closed to new purchases or switches of securities from other funds into this fund.
Target monthly distributions are determined based on the target payout rate for the indicated series of the fund. Target distributions are not guaranteed and may change at any time at the discretion of the fund’s Manager. If distributions paid by the fund are greater than the performance of the fund, distributions paid may include a return of capital and an investor’s original investment will shrink. A return of capital is not taxable to the investor, but will generally reduce the adjusted cost base of the securities held for tax purposes. If the adjusted cost base falls below zero, investors will realize capital gains equal to the amount below zero.
Distributions may consist of net income, and/or dividends, and/or net realized capital gains and are taxable in the hands of the investor. Monthly distributions are made by the last business day of each month, or the last business day of each calendar quarter for quarterly paying fund series, other than in December. The final distribution in respect of each taxation year will be paid or payable by December 31 of each year or at such other times as may be determined by the fund’s Manager. Generally, any capital gains dividends with respect to corporate class funds are distributed within 60 days following the calendar year end. Distributions are automatically reinvested unless an investor elects to receive them in cash. Investors should not confuse a fund’s distribution rate with its performance, rate of return or yield.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government deposit insurer, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns.