Mawer U.S. Equity Fund
As at December 31, 2017
What does this Fund Invest In?
The Fund invests in equity and equity-related securities of U.S. entities. Treasury bills or short-term investments, not exceeding three years to maturity, may still be used from time to time.
Investors seeking long-term, above average growth who can tolerate equity volatility. Medium to high risk.
In order to achieve its investment strategy objectives, the Manager systematically creates a broadly diversified portfolio of wealth-creating companies with excellent management teams bought at discounts to their intrinsic values. The Manager employs a highly disciplined, research-driven, bottom-up process and long-term holding period to allow for investor recognition or corporate growth, and to minimize transaction costs.
|Mawer U.S. Equity Fund||12.8||12.4||19.5||10.2|
|S&P 500 Index||13.8||14.4||21.2||11.1|
|Number of Funds in Morningstar Category U.S. Equity||891||891||561||249|
|Number of Holdings2:||65|
Top 25 Holdings
|Becton, Dickinson and Company||4.5|
|Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.||4.0|
|Comcast Corporation Class A||4.0|
|Alphabet Inc. Class C||3.9|
|Mastercard Incorporated Class A||3.8|
|Verisk Analytics Inc||3.8|
|Visa Inc. Class A||3.1|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||2.9|
|S&P Global, Inc.||2.7|
|Wells Fargo & Company||2.7|
|CME Group Inc. Class A||2.7|
|Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company||2.7|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||2.2|
|NIKE, Inc. Class B||2.1|
|Johnson & Johnson||2.1|
|Gilead Sciences, Inc.||1.5|
|United Technologies Corporation||1.4|
1 The trading expense ratio represents total commissions and other portfolio transaction costs expressed as an annualized percentage of daily average net assets during the year.
2 Equity holdings excluding cash.
Mawer Fund returns are reported in Canadian dollars and calculated after management fees and operating expenses have been deducted. In comparison, index returns do not incur management fees or operating expenses.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts and the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Mawer Funds are managed by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
Additionally for money market funds, the performance data provided assumes reinvestment of distributions only and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you.