Cowan Asset Management. Independent thinking. Long-term investing.

Investment Approach

We believe the key to long-term performance is the avoidance of a permanent loss of capital; therefore, we aim to protect capital first and increase returns second. We don’t chase short-term performance to the detriment of long-term success.

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Alignment of Interests

We are run like a boutique investment firm, providing personalized service to clients, but we also have the backing of a large, well-capitalized parent company. The unique structure helps to ensure the interests of our private clients are aligned with our interests.

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Our Funds

We offer two distinct investment strategies to satisfy the needs of our private clients. Both our equity-focused Cowan Absolute Return Fund and fixed-income-focused Cowan Income Opportunities Fund are managed for Canadian investors. The weightings of the two funds are customized within a client’s account to create a “balanced portfolio".

Cowan Income Opportunities Fund

This fixed-income based portfolio is focused on North American securities such as government debt, corporate bonds, high-yield bonds, preferred shares, and convertible debt.

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Cowan Absolute Return Fund

This equity-focused portfolio invests globally across all industries and is not limited to large-cap companies. Its goal is to generate absolute returns, not simply to outperform an arbitrarily-chosen index.

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We understand the impact that fees can have on long-term returns, especially in today’s low-rate environment. We are committed to charging fair fees to help give clients confidence that they are getting proper value from their investment manager.


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