Empire Life Dividend Growth Mutual Fund and certain series of all Empire Life mutual funds were closed to new purchases as of October 3, 2022. These funds were subsequently terminated on December 5, 2022. See the press release for further details.

Fixed Income Investment Process

When selecting fixed income investments, we employ an active, multi-strategy approach. We combine both a top-down macroeconomic analysis on interest rate and yield curve as well as a bottom-up credit research with a focus on undervalued securities and sectors



Overall, we use a diversified style, whereby we emphasize different strategies depending on the market environment. Typically interest rate anticipation and/or sector selection have the most impact in terms of the five strategies.

In keeping with our values, our priorities are safety of principal, income (yield) and moderate capital appreciation. Once we have completed our top-down and bottom-up analysis, we carefully select individual fixed income securities for our funds. By only selecting investments with the right safety and return characteristics, we are able to protect and build investments.

The expected outcomes of the strategy are competitive risk-adjusted returns and a low correlation to equities.