Institutional markets

Investment management services, in major equity asset classes,  for institutional investors: corporate and public pension plans • defined benefit plans • defined contribution plans • insurance companies • endowments • foundations

Triasima has been serving the institutional market since 1998. Our service approach is tailored to the specific requirements of each of our institutional clients.


As of September 30, 2017

Investment Objective

The Canadian Small Capitalization Equity strategy invests in stock securities and trust units of small Canadian organizations in order to achieve rapid growth of capital. The strategy is focused through 40 to 65 holdings and it actively seeks diversification across the various sectors and industries of the small capitalization Canadian equity market. The investment performance objective of the strategy is to surpass over time the return from the BMO Small Capitalization Index.

Investment Approach

Since 1998, the team of investment professionals at Triasima have employed their proprietary research process that uses a multi-disciplined methodology called the “Three Pillar Approach” to provide strong relative returns to Triasima clients regardless of market conditions.
Available underSegregated accounts, pooled fund and SMA model
Inception dateOctober 31, 1998
Assets under management$162 million
Type of holdingsEquity securities of small Canadian companies
Investment methodologyTriasima Three-Pillar Approach™
Number of holdings40-65
BenchmarkBMO Small Capitalization Index
As of September 30, 2017

Top 10 holdings

Yangarra Resources 4.3 %
New Flyer Industries 3.8 %
Richelieu Hardware 3.8 %
Lithium Americas 3.3 %
Nuvista Energy 3.2 %
Descartes Systems Group 2.8 %
IBI Group 2.8 %
Paramount Resources 2.8 %
Theratechnologies 2.8 %
Great Canadian Gaming 2.7 %

Sector allocation

Information Technology
Consumer Discretionary
Cash & Short Term
Real Estate
Consumer Staples
Health Care

Geographic allocation


Quantitative parameters (as of September 30, 2017)

As of September 30, 2017. Investment performance is from a composite of identical mandates.
Actual returns may differ slightly depending on the investment vehicle under which the strategy is applied.
Growth of a $10,000 investment is based on monthly data.

Growth of a $10,000 investment


Annual returns

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Triasima 17.9 -47.1 38.3 29.1 -2.7 6.5 34.5 -6.9 7.6 20.5
BMO Small Cap 2.0 -46.6 75.1 38.5 -14.2 2.5 7.8 -0.1 -13.8 35.4

Annualized returns

3 months YTD 1 year 2 years 3 years 5 years 10 years Inception
Triasima 3.8 5.3 0.7 16.8 7.9 12.1 5.1 13.5
BMO Small Cap 2.2 1.0 4.1 17.1 3.1 4.7 3.3 8.4
Investment performance is shown before management fees and expenses, and is annualized for periods over one year. Investment performance is from a composite of identical mandates. Future investment results will differ from past results.

Our address

1555 Peel St., Suite 1200, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L8
T: 514.906.0667

About us

Triasima Portfolio Management Inc. is a Canadian investment management firm with a diversified clientele of more than 200 institutional and high net worth clients. The firm is known for its proprietary Three-Pillar Approach™, which combines fundamental analysis, quantitative analysis and trend analysis in a rigorous, yet innovative, investment process.