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Category Change Announcement

The CIFSC continually monitors and analyses the categorization of funds, the current category definitions and structures, as well as any new and developing trends in the investment funds industry. The purpose of the review is to ensure the logical, consistent categorization of investment funds and to maximize […]

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CIFSC Responsible Investment Identification Framework

TORONTO, CANADA (January 31, 2023) – The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) formally publishes its Responsible Investment (RI) Identification Framework and initial list of identified investment funds. This initial list of funds reflects feedback and ongoing communications with fund manufacturers and is expected to change as […]

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CIFSC Announces Danielle LeClair as new Chair

CIFSC Announces Danielle LeClair as new Chair TORONTO, January 4, 2023 – The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee announced today that Danielle LeClair (Director of Manager Research, Morningstar Canada) will assume the Chair position at the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee, effective immediately. The CIFSC is the […]

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CIFSC Completes Quarterly Review

The CIFSC has completed its quarter-end reclassification review. The changes are based on data up to September 30th, 2022 and will be reflected in the release of November 2022 month-end data. To see the results of the review, please click here.

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CIFSC Responsible Investment Identification Feedback Period & Other Changes

The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee has identified an inaugural set of investment funds from Canadian-domiciled fund manufacturers that use one or more of the investment approaches outlined in the CIFSC RI Identification framework. Today, the Committee encourages fund providers to review their own respective funds on […]

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Multi-Sector Fixed Income Category Proposal | Comments Received

The Canadian Investment Fund Standards Committee (CIFSC) would like to thank industry stakeholders for their valued input to the proposed Multi-Sector Bond Category and we respectfully respond to comments. Details of our response is available here. The CIFSC thanks all commenters and will discuss feedback prior to […]

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CIFSC Publishes Responsible Investment Identification Framework

TORONTO, (July 5, 2022) – The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) has formally published its Responsible Investment (RI) Identification Framework and response to comments. The CIFSC RI Identification framework was developed in collaboration with Canadian industry stakeholders including research firms, data providers, asset managers, and industry […]

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Category Change Proposal; issue for comment

The CIFSC continuously monitors and analyses the categorization of funds, the current category definitions and structures, as well as any new and developing trends in the investment funds industry. As a result of the most recent review the committee is publishing, for a 30 day comment period, […]

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CIFSC Completes Quarterly Review

The CIFSC has completed its quarter-end reclassification review. The changes are based on data up to March 31st, 2022 and will be reflected in the release of April 2022 month-end data. To see the results of the review, please click here.

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The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) Requests Comment on a proposed Responsible Investment Identification Framework

TORONTO, (April 13, 2022) – The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) requests comment on an updated proposal of a Responsible Investment Identification Framework. The CIFSC’s goal is to meet the need for an objective, comprehensive list of Canadian responsible investment funds allowing investment fund manufacturers and […]

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