Guardian Capital LP Launches ETF Series of Guardian Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund

TORONTO, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guardian Capital LP (Guardian Capital) is pleased to announce the launch of an exchange-traded fund series (the ETF Units) for Guardian Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (the Fund). The ETF Units are expected to commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) when the market opens this morning.

“Fixed income is such a vital asset class, particularly here in Canada with our affinity for yield. But the volatility we’ve seen in recent years has really reinforced the need for active management to navigate an uncertain and quickly evolving landscape. Our deep and experienced fixed income team has been doing an excellent job managing this strategy in mutual fund format for several years now and we’re bringing that expertise to bear in a core investment grade ETF series backed by in-depth fundamental credit research to find attractive opportunities right here in the Canadian market.” – Barry Gordon, Managing Director, Head of Retail Asset Management, Guardian Capital LP

FundInvestment ObjectiveAdministration Fee1Management Fee1Distribution Frequency
Guardian Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, ETF Units

The primary objective of the Fund is to provide investors with a higher level of income by investing primarily in mid-term investment grade corporate bonds.0.10%0.40%Income – Quarterly

Capital Gains – Annually

1 Plus applicable taxes

The Fund has closed its initial offering of ETF Units. In addition to ETF Units, the Fund already offers Series A Mutual Fund Units, Series F Mutual Fund Units and Series I Mutual Fund Units (collectively, the Units). Units of the Fund are denominated in Canadian dollars.

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Annual Compound Returns as of March 31, 20241

Guardian Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, Series1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr10 YrSince InceptionInception Date
Series I Mutual Fund Units6.40%0.32%2.39%n/a3.16%2018-05-03

1 In accordance with regulatory requirements, investment performance for the Series A Mutual Fund Units, Series F Mutual Fund Units, and ETF Units of the Fund cannot be shown as they have less than 12 months of performance history. The Fund’s Series I Mutual Fund Units (institutional units) performance is being provided to show the longest historical performance track record of the Fund. The Series I Mutual Fund Units do not charge a management fee, commission or trailer fee. Series I Mutual Fund Units are also subject to the minimum investment requirements set forth in the prospectus for the Fund and are only eligible to be purchased in certain circumstances. Series A Mutual Fund Units, Series F Mutual Fund Units, and ETF Units have different management fees, commissions and trailer fees, as applicable, and performance will be lower on those series as a result. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns or performance. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

About Guardian Capital LP

Guardian Capital LP is the manager and portfolio manager of the Guardian Capital Funds and Guardian Capital ETFs, with capabilities that span a range of asset classes, geographic regions and specialty mandates. Additionally, Guardian Capital LP manages portfolios for institutional clients such as defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and investment funds. Guardian Capital LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Capital Group Limited and the successor to its original investment management business, which was founded in 1962. For further information on Guardian Capital LP, please call 416-350-8899 or visit

About Guardian Capital Group Limited

Guardian Capital Group Limited (Guardian) is a global investment management company servicing institutional, retail and private clients through its subsidiaries. As at December 31, 2023, Guardian had C$58.8 billion of total client assets while managing a proprietary investment portfolio with a fair market value of C$1.32 billion. Founded in 1962, Guardian’s reputation for steady growth, long-term relationships and its core values of authenticity, integrity, stability and trustworthiness have been key to its success over six decades. Its Common and Class A shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as GCG and GCG.A, respectively. To learn more about Guardian, visit


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This communication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase Guardian Capital Funds or Guardian Capital ETFs and is not, and should not be construed as, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice, and should not be relied upon in that regard. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in Guardian Capital Funds or Guardian Capital ETFs. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of an ETF on the Toronto Stock Exchange. If the units are purchased or sold on the Toronto Stock Exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the ETF and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

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