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Mawer Canadian Bond Fund

What Does The Fund Invest In?

The Fund invests primarily in bonds and debentures of Canadian government and corporate issuers. Treasury bills or short-term investments, not exceeding three years to maturity, may still be used from time to time.

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Fund Details - Series A

The information summarized below is for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Fund Manager: Michael Crofts, CFA
Fund Code:
Inception Date: June 14, 1991
Fund Net Asset Value:

$1,405.5 million

Total Net Asset Value (Series A):

$97.8 million

Net Asset Value Per Unit: $13.48
RRSP Eligibility: Yes
Management Expense Ratio: 0.73% (as at Dec 31, 2014)


Top 25 Holdings


% Share

Canada Housing Trust No 1 2.35% Dec 15, 2018 5.8
Government of Canada 2.25% Jun 01, 2025 5.8
Province of Quebec 3.00% Sep 01, 2023 4.3
Canada Housing Trust No 1 FRN Sep 15, 2019 4.2
Government of Canada 4.00% Jun 01, 2041 4.2
Government of Canada 1.25% Sep 01, 2018 4.0
Government of Canada 3.50% Dec 01, 2045 3.9
Province of Ontario 4.65% June 02, 2041 3.8
Canada Housing Trust No 1 2.40% Dec 15, 2022 3.0
Province of Ontario 2.85% Jun 2, 2023 2.3
Province of Ontario FRN Aug 28, 2018 2.2
Government of Canada 3.25% Jun 01, 2021 2.2
Province of Ontario 3.50% Jun 02, 2024 1.9
Province of Quebec 3.50% Dec 01, 2045 1.7
Government of Canada 1.50% Mar 01, 2020 1.6
Province of Quebec 4.50% Dec 01, 2020 1.6
Province of British Columbia 3.30% Dec 18, 2023 1.6
Royal Bank of Canada 1.59% Mar 23, 2020 1.4
Province of Ontario 2.10% Sep 08, 2018 1.3
Bank of Nova Scotia 2.74% Dec 1, 2016 1.2
Province of British Columbia 2.85% Jun 18, 2025 1.2
NAV Canada 1.949% Apr 19, 2018 1.1
Greater Toronto Airports Authority 3.04% Sep 21, 2022 1.1
First Capital Realty Inc. 4.323% Jul 31, 2025 1.0
First Capital Realty Inc. 3.95% Dec 5, 2022 1.0
Number of Holdings: 84

Sector Weights



Net Performance


1-yr 3-Yr 5-Yr
Mawer Canadian Bond Fund 9.1


FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index

Investor Suitability

Investors seeking income and stability. Low to medium risk.

Investment Strategy

Portfolios are all investment grade. Core positions in Government of Canada bonds are established based on the shape of the yield curve and level of interest rates. To add value, we construct enhanced positions in provincial, municipal and corporate bonds based on yield spread, security selection, and trading strategies.

Mawer Fund returns are calculated after management fees and operating expenses have been deducted. In comparison, index returns do not incur management fees or operating expenses.

This document is for information purposes only. Please consult the Simplified Prospectus or Fund Facts before investing.

Mutual funds are not guaranteed. Values can change frequently and past performance is not indicative of future performance. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. (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 share or that the full amount of your investment will be returned to you.)

Performance returns for the Mawer Mutual Funds are calculated by Mawer Investment Management Ltd. These returns are historical simple returns for the 1 year period and are annualized compounded total returns for periods after 1 year. They include 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.

Index returns are supplied by a third party – we believe the data to be accurate, however, cannot guarantee its accuracy.

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