Guardian Capital Fundamental Global Equity Fund (GFGEX)

Fund Overview and Objectives

A concentrated portfolio of 20 to 25 globally traded mid- and large-cap companies. The following principles of quality growth investing are incorporated:

  • Growth drives returns
  • Quality protects to the downside
  • Valuation matters

The primary objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investment in a portfolio of high-quality equity or equity-related securities of issuers throughout the world.

Net Expense Ratio 0.99%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.53%
Minimum Investment $2,500

Reasons to Invest

No compromises are made on our quality and growth investment criteria. Of the few companies that meet our standards, only the highest-conviction stocks are included in the portfolio.

The inclusion of a stock in our portfolio does not end the research process. The majority of our research efforts are spent on companies in the portfolio.

We are long-term investors. We focus on long investment horizons, with sustainability, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations, at the forefront of any investment decision.

Performance (as at TBD)

The performance of the Fund quoted is past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less then original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data as of the most recent month may be obtained by calling 1.800.957.0681.

*Inception date December 19, 2019

Portfolio (as at September 30, 2022)

Number of Holdings 25 1513
Top 10 Weight 57.81% 18.27%
Active Share vs. 91.06%
Weighted Avg. Mkt Cap ($B) $202 $316
PEG Using FY1 Estimate 1.67x 1.08x
Net Debt/Free Cash Flow 0.47x 1.86x
P/E Ratio (12 mos forward) 22.50x 13.84x

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CME Group Ord Shs Class A 7.85%
Novo Nordisk Ord Shs Class B 7.80%
EssilorLuxottica Ord Shs 6.43%
UnitedHealth Group Ord Shs 5.65%
Alphabet Ord Shs Class A 5.59%
Booking Holdings Ord Shs 5.41%
Mastercard Ord Shs Class A 5.05%
Yum China Holdings Ord Shs 4.79%
Colgate-Palmolive Ord Shs 4.69%
MarketAxess Holdings Ord Shs 4.55%

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Holdings are subject to change.


You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Alta Quality Growth Fund, Guardian Capital Fundamental Global Equity Fund, and Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund (collectively, the “Guardian Capital Funds”) carefully before investing. A prospectus with this and other information may be obtained by calling 1.800.957.0681 or by downloading one from this web site. You should read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Guardian Capital Funds are offered only to United States residents, and information on this website is intended only for such persons. Nothing on this website should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of the Guardian Capital Funds in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Shares of the Guardian Capital Funds are distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC (Member FINRA). Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC is not affiliated with Guardian Capital Group Limited.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee that the Guardian Capital Funds will meet its investment objective. By concentrating its investments in an industry or sector, the Fund may face more risks than if it were diversified broadly over numerous industries or sectors. To the extent that the Fund invests in growth-oriented securities, the Adviser’s perception of the underlying companies’ growth potentials may be wrong, or the securities purchased may not perform as expected. The universe of acceptable investments for the Fund may be limited as compared to other funds due to the Fund’s Environmental, Social, Governance investment screening. Because the Fund does not invest in companies that do not meet its ESG criteria, and the Fund may sell portfolio companies that subsequently violate its screens, the Fund may be riskier than other mutual funds that invest in a broader array of securities.

Guardian Capital LP is the Guardian Capital Fundamental Global Equity Fund’s investment adviser, effective January 28, 2022. Prior to January 28, 2022, Alta Capital Management, LLC served as investment adviser to the Guardian Capital Fundamental Global Equity Fund. GuardCap Asset Management Limited (UK), is a non-US wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Capital LP, and serves as the Fund’s investment sub-adviser. Effective January 28, 2022, Guardian Capital LP has delegated responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Fund to GuardCap Asset Management Limited. Guardian Capital LP is the Guardian Capital Global Dividend Fund’s investment adviser. Alta Capital Management, LLC is the Alta Quality Growth Fund’s investment adviser. Alta Capital is a majority-owned, US domiciled subsidiary of Guardian Capital LP.

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