Why TD Asset Management

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TD Asset Management (TDAM) brings new thinking to your most important challenges.

Whether you're an individual saving for retirement, a family seeking greater financial security or someone who is responsible for corporate or pension assets, we have solutions for you.

We Listen We Create We Perform
To you, and to one another. Conversation with our clients and collaboration among our investment professionals provides the spark for our very best thinking. Our solutions are often first-to-market and may even appear unconventional, because we believe it takes real creativity and invention to help solve your most important challenges. By many measures – from the performance of our strategies to the size of our business and the loyalty of our clients – we are an exceptionally strong, disciplined and successful asset manager.

TD Asset Management by the numbers:

TDAM is Canada's #1 Money Manager1 TD Bank Group's asset management businesses collectively manage over $333 billion in AUM2
TDAM has been first to market in Canada with a number of solutions including TD Low Volatility Funds, TD Target Return Funds and TD Retirement Portfolios TDAM is known for the long tenure of its portfolio manager teams, averaging 20 years of experience for lead managers

Investing for a better future:

At TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM), we believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are an important consideration within the investment process, as these provide us with a more robust view of potential risks and opportunities. TDAM is proud to be one of the early pioneers of ESG investment integration.

We were the first Canadian bank-owned asset manager to sign on to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI) committing to their Six Principles for Responsible Investments (External Site: https://www.unpri.org/about/the-six-principles). We are also signatories to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the CDP Water Program, the CDP Forests Program, and the Canadian Coalition of Good Governance (CCGG).

How does ESG affect TDAM's investment process?

  • Investment analysis - We integrate ESG factors directly into our investment analysis by incorporating ESG considerations in our equity and credit research. In order to facilitate the integration, we maintain a proprietary ESG risk-management matrix to highlight areas of potential risk.
  • Engagement - We engage with companies across a broad range of industries in order to discuss the management of environmental and socially-sensitive issues such as fuel efficiency, safety, water treatment and carbon emissions.
  • Proxy voting – Exercising our voting rights as shareholders is one of the key ways we can positively influence environmental and social practices for the companies in which we invest. Since 2008, we have supported over 550 shareholder proposals related to a wide range of environmental and social issues.
  • At TDAM, we walk the walk - In 2015, we engaged with 47 Canadian companies on ESG issues, including a compensation committee chair on the link between shareholder performance and CEO pay and an oil and gas company on the status of its water recycling activities.

You do not have to give up performance to think ahead for a better future.

New thinking timeline:

Here's an overview of the timeline relative to market growth3. Click image to enlarge.

tdam timeline of innovation

Learn more about our philosophy, leadership, portfolio managers and external portfolio advisers.

1“The Top 40 Money Managers (as of June 30, 2016)”, Benefits Canada, November 2016. 2Assets under management (AUM) as at December 31, 2016 for TD Asset Management Inc., TDAM USA Inc. and Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. (Epoch) TD Asset Management operates through TD Asset Management Inc. in Canada and through TDAM USA Inc. in the United States. Epoch is an affiliate of TD Asset Management. All entities listed are affiliates and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. 3Market data source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.