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None of the materials contained in this site are intended as or constitute a solicitation or an offering of securities by NCM or any of its affiliated companies, funds or partnerships in any jurisdiction where same is prohibited, and in any case, any such solicitation or offering is only as may be permitted by law. The information on this website is not intended to modify, qualify, supplement or amend information disclosed under or prepared in accordance with corporate and securities legislation of any jurisdiction applicable to NCM and NCM makes no commitment and disclaims any duty to update those documents and materials, except as required by law. Please read the applicable prospectuses, offering memoranda and other materials with respect to investments offered by Norrep and please be advised that the website and any applicable prospectuses or offering memoranda are specifically not intended as an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation.
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This website can be accessed from countries other than Canada, and may contain references to prospectuses, offering memoranda or similar documents which have not been registered in your country. These references do not imply that Norrep intends to offer securities in any such jurisdiction. Any such offering may only be made in accordance with applicable law.
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Limitation of Liability
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At NCM we recognize how important personal privacy is to you and to all of our clients. To provide the highest possible level of protection to you, we maintain standards designed to protect your privacy and prevent any misuse of your personal information. We have adopted the following principles and procedures which outline how we acquire, protect and use personal information, and how we will hold ourselves accountable to you.
What is Personal Information?
"Personal information" is any information that identifies you as an individual and includes information with respect to your name, address, age, gender, income, marital status, finances, employment, trading history and website use information, together with your personal references and identification numbers (such as a social insurance number). This may also include any communications you have had with us with concerning your account/investments.
Why is Personal Information Collected?
We use personal information to protect and administer your accounts and records; to comply with certain laws, regulations and regulatory policies. The information we ask for depends on the products or services you request and in most cases is required by law or Canadian securities regulatory bodies. For example, your social insurance number is required for products that earn investment income, in order to comply with the Canada Revenue Agency's income reporting requirements.
Disclosure of Personal Information
In general, NCM will not sell, trade or lend your personal information to any third parties unless we have your express permission to do so. However, there are times when disclosure of your personal information is necessary. In certain circumstances, disclosing information to a third party may be required to help complete a transaction initiated by you or the disclosure is otherwise lawfully permitted or required. Sometimes it is necessary to provide personal information about you to a party outside our affiliated companies, such as to a vendor or service company that we hire to do our data processing or prepare your account statements or to provide support or services for one or more of our products. We select the company carefully and confirm that it uses standards comparable to ours. The disclosure of personal information would also occur only when permitted by law, such as in response to a subpoena or other legal process or the use of your social insurance number to submit tax reports to Canada Revenue Agency.
Protection and Access of Personal Information
There are several ways we strive to protect your personal information. We have procedures that limit employee access to non-public personal information to those employees with a business need to know such information about you. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy through standard operating procedures and training programs. Each employee must certify annually that he or she has maintained the confidentiality of information entrusted to him or her. Our suppliers and agents, as part of their own privacy policies or agreements, and NCM are bound to maintain your confidentiality and may not use the information for any unauthorized purpose. When we provide information in response to a legal or regulatory inquiry or order, we ensure that the order is valid and we disclose only the information that is required - otherwise, we will seek your consent prior to disclosing any information. We retain your personal information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected or as required by law. This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but only for so long as it is necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issue that may arise at a later date. When your personal information is no longer needed for the purposes explained to you, we have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it to an anonymous form. Upon request and unless prohibited by law, regulation or self-regulation, you will be given access to your personal information, be informed of its existence, use, disclosure and we will also make available to you the policies and practices that apply to the management of your personal information. You may also verify its accuracy and completeness and may request to amend it, if appropriate.
Keeping Your Personal Information Accurate
NCM attempts to keep its records as accurate and complete as possible. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your personal information. If you find any errors in our information about you, let us know and we will make the corrections immediately and make sure they are conveyed to anyone we may have misinformed. For information that remains in dispute, we will note your opinion in the file.
Trade Matching Agreement
Business Continuity Plan
NCM has developed a Business Continuity Plan on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions are unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our Business Continuity Plan.
Contacting Us- After a significant business disruption, you should be able to contact us as at 1-877-431-1407 or by email at Ellen Barbour, with any issues or concerns. In the event that you cannot contact us in the usual manner, please refer to our website at www.ncminvestments.com.
Our Business Continuity Plan - Our plan is aimed at allowing us to recover quickly and resume business operations after a significant business disruption. Our plan sets out how we safeguard our employees and property, make a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm's books and records, and allow our customers to transact business. In short, our Business Continuity Plan is designed to permit our firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, subject to the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.
Our Business Continuity Plan addresses: data back-up and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, bank, and counter-party impact; and regulatory reporting.
Varying Disruptions - Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, such as impacting only our firm, a building housing one of our office locations, a business district where our firm is located, a city where we are located, or an entire region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In a disruption to our firm or a building housing our firm, or a disruption affecting our business district, we will transfer our operations to remote locations as needed and will use our best efforts to recover and resume business within the shortest time possible. If the significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, we will use our best efforts to ensure our clients have prompt access to their accounts.
For more information - If you have questions about our Business Continuity Plan, you can contact Chris Brennan our Head of Operations.
Proxy Voting Guidelines
NCM believes the right to vote is one of the most effective tools for promoting good corporate governance. Promoting sound corporate governance policies in the companies in which NCM invests is a responsibility NCM takes very seriously. NCM sees strong corporate governance as an essential element in the realization of the growth potential of companies which, ultimately, increases shareholder value.
NCM has developed guidelines regarding how it intends to vote on both routine issues and on issues that are not routine and, in fact, may be potentially contentious. Generally, NCM attempts to vote all proxies as follows:
- On routine or commonly raised issues, NCM will vote according to management’s recommendations, unless NCM believes there is sufficient and worthy reason to suspect that the management recommendation should not be supported because a vote in favour of management’s recommendation is not in the best interests of the shareholders of that particular company. In such instances, the matter will be considered by the portfolio manager, who will make the decision.
- On non-routine issues and issues which may be potentially contentious, the matter is delegated to the portfolio manager for the fund for detailed consideration. The portfolio manager will then decide whether to consult with and obtain the opinion of, external industry experts or independent proxy research services in respect of the vote. Ultimately, the portfolio manager will be responsible for making the judgment as to how to vote or to refrain from voting.
NCM's proxy voting guidelines are not viewed by NCM as a strict set of rules but, rather, are utilized as a directive regarding NCM's treatment of most issues that result in a vote. Ultimately, these guidelines communicate NCM's general voting practice on most matters.
If there is a conflict of interest, NCM will vote in the best interests of the Funds on a matter.
Lastly, in order to ensure that NCM's guidelines are adhered to, on a quarterly basis, Norrep Capital’s Chief Risk Officer reviews the proxy voting record.
The policies and procedures NCM follows when voting proxies relating to portfolio securities are available on request, at no cost, by calling 1-877-531-9355 or by writing to:
NCM Asset Management Ltd.
333 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2Z1
Each Fund’s proxy voting record for the most recent period ended June 30 of each year is available free of charge to any securityholder of the Fund upon request at any time after August 31 of that year. The proxy voting record is also available at www.ncminvestments.com.