PCJ Absolute
Return Strategy


  • Market Neutral, absolute return strategy
  • Low correlation to the broader markets
  • Preservation of capital and sustainable returns
  • Investable Universe: Canadian and US listed companies

Investment objective

Our strategy is designed to provide preservation of
capital with low correlation to market returns.

Investment process

  • Bottom-up fundamental, independent research process
  • Focuses on highest conviction fundamental ideas
  • Isolates and extracts alpha through both long and short positions
  • Robust and disciplined risk management framework

Investment philosophy

  • Invests in Canadian and US listed companies
  • Diversified across sectors and market caps
  • Exploits market inefficiencies that provide opportunities to add value
  • Short portfolio provides downside protection in declining markets
  • Diversified sources of alpha that are less correlated to market returns

Risk management

  • Dynamic intraday portfolio monitoring of constraints
  • Preservation of capital is the primary objective
  • Strong disciplined stop-loss policy

For more information on the PCJ
Absolute Return Strategy please contact:

Brent Wilkins

Senior Vice President,
Head of Institutional Sales, Canada

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Eric Hasenauer

Senior Vice President,
Co-Head of Institutional Sales, USA

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Carlos Stelin

Institutional Sales, Europe

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PCJ Investment Counsel Ltd.
July 5th, 2022