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Mawer New Canada Fund


The Mawer New Canada Fund is capped to new and existing mutual fund investors. This has been done given the limited liquidity of the securities in the small cap segment of the Canadian equity market and given our desire to ensure that we continue to offer the best possible small cap product to our existing clients.

What Does The Fund Invest In?

Mawer New Canada FundThe Fund invests primarily in securities of smaller Canadian companies. 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.

Stella-Jones Inc

Fund Managers:

Martin Ferguson, CFA

Jeff Mo, CFA

Inception Date: January 8, 1988
Fund Net Asset Value: $1,146.1 million
Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $220.5 million
Net Asset Value Per Unit: $74.92
RRSP Eligibility: Yes
Management Expense Ratio: 1.40% (as at Dec 31, 2014)


Top 25 Equity Holdings


% Share

Stella-Jones Inc 5.9
Constellation Software Inc 5.4
Winpak Ltd 5.2
Stantec Inc 5.0
Home Capital Group Inc 4.8
Equitable Group Inc 4.2
Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corp 3.7
Morneau Shepell Inc 3.6
Altus Group Ltd 3.5
Descartes Systems Group Inc 3.3
AltaGas Ltd 3.1
New Flyer Industries Inc 3.0
Parkland Fuel Corp 3.0
Canadian Western Bank 2.9
Enghouse Systems Ltd 2.8
Newalta Corp 2.7
Richelieu Hardware Ltd 2.7
FirstService Corp 2.4
ShawCor Ltd 2.4
Intertape Polymer Group Inc 2.3
Element Financial Corp 2.3
MTY Food Group Inc 1.9
High Liner Foods Inc 1.9
Solium Capital Inc 1.9
Mainstreet Equity Corp 1.8
Number of Holdings (Equities): 51

Sector Weights



Net Performance


1-yr 3-Yr 5-Yr
Mawer New Canada Fund
BMO Small Cap Index (Blended, Weighted) -8.2 0.9

Investor Suitability

Investors seeking long-term, above average growth who can tolerate significant volatility. High risk.

Investment Strategy

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 a long-term holding period to allow for investor recognition or corporate growth, and to minimize transaction costs.

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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