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Mawer Balanced Fund Profile

  • As at March 31, 2016
  • Morningstar RatingTM: 5Stars RED
  • Fund Manager:
    Greg Peterson, CFA
  • Fund Inception Date: February 12, 1988
  • Fund Net Asset Value: $2,175.6 million
  • Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $1,615.5 million
  • Net Asset Value Per Unit: $25.14
  • RRSP Eligibility: Yes
  • Management Expense Ratio: 0.94% (as at Dec 31, 2015)
  • Trading Expense Ratio: 0.03%  (as at Dec 31, 2015)
  • Fund Code: MAW104

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What does this Fund Invest In?

The Fund invests in Canadian, U.S., and International equity securities, as well as bonds and debentures of Canadian government and corporate issues primarily through funds managed by Mawer.

Investor Suitability

Investors seeking long-term growth at medium risk.

Investment Strategy

The Manager’s traditional equity approach of systematically buying wealth creating companies at a discount to intrinsic value is used to construct the equity part of the portfolio. The fixed income part of the portfolio follows our traditional fixed income approach of focusing on sector allocation, security selection, and trading strategies. For asset mix, the Manager analyzes which combination of asset classes is most likely to offer the most attractive risk/return characteristics within a medium to long-term time frame, and carries out asset mix changes gradually to reduce risk.

Net Performance






Mawer Balanced Fund





Internal Balanced Benchmark*





* 5% FTSE TMX 91 Day T-Bill Index, 5% Citi World Government Bond Index, 30% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index, 15% S&P/TSX Composite Index, 15% S&P 500 Index (CAD), 15% MSCI EAFE Index (Net, CAD), 7.5% BMO Small Cap Index (Blended, Weighted) and 7.5% Russell Global Small Cap Index (Gross, CAD)

Number of Holdings1,3:


Number of Countries2,3:


Top Holdings1

% Share

Mawer Canadian Bond Fund Series O


Mawer US Equity Fund Series O


Mawer International Equity Fund Series O


Mawer Canadian Equity Fund Series O


Mawer Global Small Cap Fund Series O


Mawer New Canada Fund Series O


Mawer Global Bond Fund Series O


Government of Canada 0.0% 05-May-2016


Government of Canada 0.0% 19-May-2016


Government of Canada 0.0% 16-Jun-2016


Government of Canada 0.0% 02-Jun-2016


Government of Canada 0.0% 30-Jun-2016


Mawer Canadian Money Market Fund Series O


Canadian Dollar


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.

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.

1 Fund level exposure.

2 Security level exposure.

3 Equity and Fixed Income holdings, excluding cash.

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This document is for information purposes only. Before investing, please consult the simplified prospectus, available at, and the Fund Facts. Both documents provide additional information about the funds.

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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