Fund Profiles

Canadian Bond Fund

  • As at December 31, 2015
  • Morningstar RatingTMResizedImage6317 4Stars RED
  • Fund Manager:
    Michael Crofts, CFA
    James Redpath, CFA
  • Fund Inception Date: June 21, 1991
  • Fund Net Asset Value: $1,612.9 million
  • Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $109.8 million
  • Net Asset Value Per Unit: $13.12
  • RRSP Eligibility: Yes
  • Management Expense Ratio: 0.73% (as at Dec 31, 2014)
  • Fund Code: MAW100

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What does this 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.

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.


Net Performance

 

1-Yr

3-Yr

5-Yr

10-Yr

Mawer Canadian Bond Fund

3.1

2.8

4.2

4.3

FTSE TMX Canada Universe
Bond Index

3.5

3.6

4.8

5.0


Number of Holdings:

87

Sector Weights

CBF Sector Weights 4Q15


Top 25 Holdings

% Share

Canada Housing Trust No. 1 2.35% 15-dec-2018

4.8

Government of Canada 2.75% 01-jun-2022

4.1

Government of Canada 4.0% 01-jun-2041

3.9

Province of Quebec 3.0% 01-sep-2023

3.9

Government of Canada 3.5% 01-dec-2045

3.8

Canada Housing Trust No. 1 Frn 15-sep-2019

3.8

Government of Canada 0.75% 01-mar-2021

3.7

Province of Ontario 4.65% 02-jun-2041

3.2

Province of Ontario 2.85% 02-jun-2023

3.0

Government of Canada 2.25% 01-jun-2025

2.9

Canada Housing Trust No. 1 2.4% 15-dec-2022

2.7

Government of Canada 1.5% 01-jun-2026

2.5

Province of British Columbia 2.85% 18-jun-2025

2.3

Province of Alberta 2.55% 15-dec-2022

2.3

Province of Ontario Frn 28-aug-2018

2.0

Toronto-dominion Bank 2.621% 22-dec-2021

2.0

Province of Ontario 3.5% 02-jun-2024

1.8

Province of Ontario 2.6% 02-jun-2025

1.7

Province of Quebec 4.5% 01-dec-2020

1.5

Province of Quebec 3.5% 01-dec-2045

1.4

Government of Canada 0.0% 24-mar-2016

1.4

Bank of Nova Scotia 2.898% 03-aug-2022

1.4

Province of British Columbia 3.3% 18-dec-2023

1.4

Royal Bank of Canada 1.59% 23-mar-2020

1.3

Nav Canada 1.949% 19-apr-2018

1.2


Read Full Disclosure

This document is for information purposes only. Before investing, please consult the simplified prospectus, available at www.sedar.com, 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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