Fund Profiles

Mawer Canadian Equity Fund Profile

  • As at March 31, 2017
  • Morningstar RatingTM: 5Stars RED
  • Fund Managers:
    Jim Hall, CFA
    Vijay Viswanathan, CFA
  • Fund Inception Date: June 3, 1991
  • Fund Net Asset Value: $2,630.4 million
  • Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $785.4 million
  • Net Asset Value Per Unit: $64.26
  • RRSP Eligibility: Yes
  • Management Expense Ratio: 1.19% (as at Dec 31, 2016)
  • Trading Expense Ratio1: 0.02% (as at Dec 31, 2016)
  • Fund Code: MAW106

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What does this Fund Invest In?

The Fund invests primarily in securities of larger capitalization Canadian companies. Treasury bills or short-term investments, not exceeding three years to maturity, may also be used from time to time.

Investor Suitability

Investors seeking long-term, above average growth who can tolerate equity volatility. Medium to 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 long-term holding period to allow for investor recognition or corporate growth, and to minimize transaction costs.


Net Performance*

 

1-Yr

3-Yr

5-Yr

10-Yr

Mawer Canadian Equity Fund

13.9

8.9

12.9

8.1

S&P/TSX Composite Index

18.6

5.8

7.8

4.7


Number of Holdings2:

43


Top 25 Holdings% Share

Royal Bank of Canada

5.2

Toronto-Dominion Bank

4.8

Bank of Nova Scotia

4.0

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A

3.9

CCL Industries Inc. Class B

3.9

Canadian National Railway Company

3.9

Bank of Montreal

3.4

Cash & Equivalents

3.4

Constellation Software Inc.

3.4

Rogers Communications Inc. Class B

3.2

Toromont Industries Ltd.

3.1

Manulife Financial Corporation

3.0

Shaw Communications Inc. Class B

2.8

Loblaw Companies Limited

2.7

Onex Corporation

2.7

TELUS Corporation

2.7

Saputo Inc.

2.6

First Capital Realty Inc.

2.5

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

2.4

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited

2.3

CI Financial Corp.

2.2

Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

2.1

Suncor Energy Inc.

2.0

Richelieu Hardware Ltd

2.0

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

1.9

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

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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.

© 2016 Morningstar Research Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) in not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar Ratings reflect performance as of 03/31/2017 and are subject to change monthly. The ratings are calculated from a fund’s 3,5,and 10-year returns measured against 91-day Treasury bill and peer group returns. The top 10% of the funds in a category get five stars. The Overall Rating is a weighted combination of the 3,5 and 10-year ratings. For greater detail see www. morningstar.ca

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