CI Linked Deposit Notes (Clarica Advisors Only)
The CI Linked Deposit Notes provide exposure to a basket of CI mutual funds. Investors will receive either:
Why is the performance of the Notes different from the performance of the fund portfolio?
The performance of the Note at maturity will be solely dependent on the performance of the underlying fund portfolio however prior to maturity the value of the Notes will be dependent on several factors including Fund performance, time to maturity, market volatility, interest rates. The performance of the Notes will not generally match the performance of the underlying fund portfolio until maturity.
At the high level, these deposit notes are constructed using a zero-coupon bond, to provide the principal protection at maturity, and a call option, to provide the linkage to the performance of the underlying fund portfolio.
The NAV of the Notes on any particular day is calculated simply as the sum of (1) value of the zero coupon bond, and (2) the value of the call option.
The value of the call option will be dependent on the current level of interest rates and the value of the option will be dependent on (among other things) fund performance, time to maturity or Call Date, market volatility, and interest rates.
As of the date of this commentary, the callable Notes has benefited from the positive performance of the underlying funds and the accretion of the zero coupon bond component, but has been negatively impacted by the amortization of commission, and option price decline due to time decay and a compression of short term market volatility.
CI Linked Deposit Notes Series 1
CI Linked Deposit Notes Series 2