Companion Policy to NI 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 4 Delivery of Financial Statements and Management Reports of Fund Performance
Section 4.2

Communication with Beneficial Owners

Generally, investment funds must apply the procedures set out in National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer for the purposes of Part 5 of the Instrument, but an exemption from National Instrument 54-101 is available to investment funds that have beneficial owner information.

We recognize that different types of investment funds have different access to beneficial owner information (for example, mutual funds are more likely to have beneficial owner information than exchange-traded funds) and that the procedures in National Instrument 54-101 may not be efficient for every investment fund. We intend the provisions in Part 5 of the Instrument to provide investment funds with flexibility to communicate directly with the beneficial owners of their securities. If an investment fund has the necessary information to communicate directly with one or more beneficial owners of its securities, it can do so, even though it may need to rely on National Instrument 54-101 to communicate with other beneficial owners of its securities.