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You are invested where we are invested as we look for 40 cent dollars

An independent RRSP, TFSA and RESP eligible value fund for Canadians 

Tim founded our fund in 1996

Proven value approach

We are invested too

Fees linked to performance

I want the same thing as you.  I want my retirement savings to be safe and grow. Of course, no one can guarantee how their fund will perform. What I can say is I am invested alongside you with 100% of our RRSPs. McElvaine Value Fund is not a job but my focus.


I have been value investing for over 30 years; I started working with value guru Peter Cundill in 1991. In 1996, I formed McElvaine Value Fund (formerly The McElvaine Investment Trust) as an investment fund for my family and friends with a simple principle: our money would be invested alongside our clients, same fund, same fees. In 2019, we began offering the fund under prospectus which allows like minded investors (hopefully you) to invest with us.

Finally, and most importantly, you are my partner.  If you have questions or just want to talk, please schedule a call or send an email.  I am always happy to chat.

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Uncertain world, Clarity of Purpose

<Tim McElvaine:> "Value veteran dances to his own tune"



Every Investment Portfolio should have a Value Fund

They might not be sexy, but a focused value fund can provide performance as well as diversification.  Diversification is achieved by our fund owning different stocks than most investors. 

The key is finding the right fund. A portfolio manager who is experienced.  A portfolio manager who is not an employee but an owner. A structure which rewards performance and not getting bigger.

Fortunately that is us! Tim has been value investing for over 30 years. First with renowned value guru Peter Cundill.  In 1996, Tim founded McElvaine Value Fund (originally called The McElvaine Investment Trust).

McElvaine Value Fund has been featured in


Buy stocks like you buy your groceries, not like you buy your perfume.

Warren Buffett quoting Benjamin Graham


How our value fund is different

We focus on bargains

Our value investing approach is focused on finding bargains.

We are not index huggers

Many funds have portfolios similar to the indices. Our fund is quite different. 

We have a focused portfolio

We only invest in our best ideas. How many stocks does your fund own?

We are a value fund with values

We are not an ESG fund but we do care where we invest. See our Annual Report


You have a question or comment, please reach out. We are your partners.


Our Annual Report details what we own, what worked (and didn't) and fees paid

Clear Safe-Guards

All the Fund's assets are held by RBC. We have been audited since 1996 by KPMG

Stability & Focus

Tim has run the Fund since 1996. Not revolving managers juggling many funds.

"More profit is to be made by focusing on value. In a stock market, the only way to get a bargain is to buy what most investors are selling"   

Sir John Templeton

Two simple ways to Invest.

Invest inside or outside of a registered account

(RRSP, TFSA, RESP, RRIF eligible).

Our minimum investment is $1,000.

1. Through a Direct Broker

For an investor who manages their own portfolios, it is easy to invest in our fund. If you have any questions, please contact us.


2. With your financial Advisor

Financial advisors use our fund for diversification and to obtain exposure to our unique portfolio. Please ask your advisor about us.


"In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run it is a weighing machine."

Benjamin Graham

See what we own and why.

Receive our latest Partners Report to see where we are invested. You will also be added to our "infrequent" McElvaine Minutes email list.

What we own
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