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, 2018

Investment Objective

The Canadian Equity strategy invests in stock securities and trust units and seeks capital appreciation and dividend income. The strategy is very focused through 35 to 65 holdings predominantly selected from the universe of the 120 largest organizations in Canada and it is well diversified across the various sectors of the Canadian equity market. The investment performance objective of the strategy is to surpass over time the return of the S&P/TSX Composite 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’s clients regardless of market conditions.
Available underSegregated accounts, pool fund and SMA model
Inception dateNovember 30, 1999
Assets under management$481 million
Investment methodologyTriasima Three-Pillar Approach™
Type of holdingsAt least 90% of portfolio from the largest
120 securities within the S&P/TSX Composite Index; up to 10% from the remainder of the Index
Number of holdings35-65
BenchmarkS&P/TSX Composite Index
As of September 30, 2018

Top 10 holdings

Toronto-Dominion Bank 7.9 %
Royal Bank of Canada 7.7 %
Suncor Energy 4.9 %
Bank of Montreal 4.2 %
Canadian Pacific Railway 3.6 %
Nutrien 3.5 %
Enbridge 3.2 %
Shopify Inc. 3.0 %
Sun Life 2.9 %
Brookfield Asset Management 2.8 %

Sector allocation

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

Geographic allocation


Quantitative parameters (as of September 30, 2018)

As of September 30, 2018. 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


Annual returns

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Triasima 14.8 -25.7 19.7 17.1 -3.6 7.4 21.8 12.2 -0.5 16.3 7.7
S&P/TSX 9.8 -33.0 35.1 17.6 -8.7 7.2 13.0 10.6 -8.3 21.1 9.1

Annualized returns

3 months YTD 1 year 2 years 3 years 5 years 10 years Inception
Triasima -2.3 3.6 7.2 6.4 8.9 9.9 8.3 9.3
S&P/TSX -0.6 1.4 5.9 7.5 9.7 7.8 6.3 6.7
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.