Mawer Global Balanced Fund Profile

  • As at June 30, 2017
  • Morningstar RatingTM4Stars RED
  • Fund Manager:
    Greg Peterson, CFA
  • Fund Inception Date: July 2, 2013
  • Fund Net Asset Value: $720.8 million
  • Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $225.3 million
  • Net Asset Value Per Unit: $14.32
  • RRSP Eligibility: Yes
  • Management Expense Ratio: 1.15% (as at Dec 31, 2016)
  • Trading Expense Ratio1: 0.07% (as at Dec 31, 2016)
  • Fund Code: MAW130

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What does this Fund Invest In?

The Fund invests primarily in equity and equity-related securities and fixed-income securities from around the world. The Fund may invest in any part of the capital structure in both public and private entities.

Investor Suitability

Investors seeking long-term growth at medium risk.

Investment Strategy

A bottom up approach is taken to construct this Fund. The equities are chosen on a global basis and are coupled with the stability of investment grade Canadian and Global bonds. Risk is further managed through extensive diversification across many industries, countries, and currencies.

Net Performance*






Mawer Global Balanced Fund





Internal Global Balanced Benchmark**





** Since October 2015: 20% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index, 20% Citi World Government Bond Index, and 60% MSCI World Index (Net).  Prior to October 2015: 5% 91-Day T-Bills, 35% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index, and 60% MSCI World Index (Net).

Number of Holdings2,4:


Number of Countries3,4:




Top 25 Holdings2

% Weight

Mawer Canadian Bond Fund Series O


Mawer Global Bond Fund Series O


Cash & Cash Equivalents


Alphabet Inc. Class C


Becton, Dickinson and Company


Aon plc


Wells Fargo & Company


S&P Global, Inc.


JPMorgan Chase & Co.


BlackRock, Inc.


IHS Markit Ltd.


Novartis AG Sponsored ADR


Verizon Communications Inc.


Deutsche Boerse AG


Roche Holding Ltd Genusssch.


China Mobile Limited


Johnson & Johnson


Constellation Software Inc.




Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A


Intertek Group plc




Procter & Gamble Company


Rogers Communications Inc. Class B




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  Fund level exposure.

3 Security level exposure.

4 Equity holdings, excluding cash.

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

** Mawer Global Balanced Benchmark History (changes made prospectively):

    July 2013: 5% 91 Day Treasury Bill, 35% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond, 60% MSCI World Net (Cdn$) 
    Aug 2013: MSCI World Net (Cdn $) returns is used to calculate the blended benchmark from inception. Previously, MSCI World Gross (Cdn $) was used.
    Oct 2015: 20% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond, 20% Citi WGBI, 60% MSCI World Net (Cdn$)
    Oct 2016: 20% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond, 20% Citi WGBI, 60% MSCI ACWI (net)

Rationale for Change: Changes were made to underlying asset class benchmarks as noted in above in the Equity Asset Class Tables. Because the   benchmarks for the Mawer Global Balanced Fund are based on those of the underlying funds, the internal Global Balanced benchmark changes   accordingly.

Mawer Global Equity Benchmark History:
Oct: 2009: MSCI World (net)
Oct 2016: MSCI ACWI (net)

Rationale for Change: MSCI ACWI (net) Index is a better representation of the mandate in our opinion. Past benchmark does not include Emerging Markets whereas the fund has holdings in these markets consistent with its prospectus and investment policy statement.) 

Benchmarks returns are rebalanced on a monthly basis.

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Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts  and the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including 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. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Mawer Funds are managed by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

Additionally for money market funds, the performance data provided assumes reinvestment of distributions only and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. 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 security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you.

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The Morningstar Rating, commonly referred to as the Star Rating, relates how a fund has performed on a risk-adjusted basis against its Morningstar category peers and is subject to change every month. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores with the top 10% of funds in a category receiving 5 stars, the top 22.5% receiving 4 stars; a fund in the middle 35% receiving 3 stars; and a fund in the bottom 22.5% receiving 2 stars. The Overall Star Rating for a fund is a weighted combination of its 3, 5 and 10 year ratings. Overall ratings are adjusted where a fund has less than 5 or 10 years of history. For greater detail see

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