Sub-advisory services

Investment management services, in major equity asset classes, for: pooled and mutual fund sponsors and distributors • defined contribution and investment-only platforms • separately managed accounts

Triasima acts as sub-advisor for funds and strategies offered to individual investors through a variety of sales networks. The funds for which we provide sub-advisory services are available solely through our clients’ channels.


As of September 30, 2020

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 35 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 S&P/TSX Smallcap 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$114.2 million
Type of holdingsEquity securities of small Canadian companies
Investment methodologyTriasima Three-Pillar Approach™
Number of holdings35-65
BenchmarkS&P/TSX Smallcap Index since October 1, 2018 and BMO Small Cap. Index from May 31, 2013 to September 30, 2018
As of September 30, 2020

Top 10 holdings

Cargojet Inc 5.9 %
Real Matters 4.2 %
Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc 3.9 %
K92 Mining Inc 3.9 %
Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd 3.5 %
Ballard Power Systems Inc. 3.1 %
Jamieson Wellness 3.1 %
Absolute Software Group Inc 3.0 %
Enghouse Systems Ltd 3.0 %
Trisura Group Ltd 3.0 %

Sector allocation

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

Geographic allocation


Quantitative parameters (as of September 30, 2020)

As of September 30, 2020. 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

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Triasima -2.7 25.4 -19.7 13.5 20.5 7.6 -6.9 34.5 6.5 -2.7
Benchmark -14.3 15.8 -18.2 6.4 35.4 -13.8 -0.1 7.8 2.5 -14.2

Annualized returns

3 months YTD 1 year 2 years 3 years 5 years 10 years Inception
Triasima 12.2 -2.7 20.5 6.0 5.8 10.1 9.5 12.4
Benchmark 6.6 -14.3 -2.9 -5.3 -3.0 4.6 2.0 6.8
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.

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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.