Mawer Global Bond Fund (CLOSED)

As at December 31, 2020

The Mawer Global Bond Fund will close on May 19, 2021. As of February 18, 2021, units of the Fund are no longer available for purchase. For more information, please refer to this press release.

Morningstar RatingTM: (as at Dec 31, 2020)
Fund Managers:
Crista Caughlin, CFA
Series Start Date: May 28, 2015
Fund Net Asset Value: $315.1 million
Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $14.4 million
Net Asset Value Per Unit: $10.80
RRSP Eligibility: Yes
Management Expense Ratio: 0.75%1 2 (as at Dec 31, 2020)
Fund Code: MAW140

What does this Fund Invest In?

The Fund invests primarily in investment grade government and government related fixed income securities denominated in local and foreign currencies around the world.

Investor Suitability

The Fund is suitable for investors seeking income and global currency, country and yield diversification at a low-medium risk.

Investment Strategy

The Fund is broadly diversified across many currencies, countries and yield curves. The research process is focused on identifying and managing risk. Similar to a Central Bank, an emphasis is placed on reserve currencies and countries because they tend to hold their store of value in periods of uncertainty. Within the desired currency and country, securities are selected and actively traded with a focus on positive real returns. The Fund’s currency positions are unhedged which can increase the resilience of a balanced portfolio through additional diversification.

Net Performance

1-Yr 3-Yr 5-Yr 10-Yr Since Inception
Mawer Global Bond Fund 4.8 3.0 0.6 - 2.0
FTSE World Government Bond Index 8.2 5.5 3.0 - 4.8
Morningstar Rating 3 2 2 - -
Number of Funds in Morningstar Category Global Fixed Income 544 421 264 - -

Number of Holdings3: 22
Yield to Maturity (%): 0.2
Modified Duration (Yrs): 3.4

Top 25 Holdings % Weight
Japanese Yen 19.4
Euro 11.6
Government Of The USA 2.25% 15-aug-2027 7.2
Government Of The USA 1.75% 15-nov-2029 6.5
Government Of The USA 2.125% 15-may-2025 5.9

Province Of Ontario 1.875% 21-may-2024

Government Of Canada 0.0% 18-mar-2021 5.6
Government Of The USA 2.5% 15-feb-2046 4.9
Government Of The USA 1.75% 15-may-2022 4.3
Province Of Quebec 2.25% 17-jul-2023 3.9
Province Of Quebec 2.5% 20-apr-2026 3.9
European Investment Bank 1.375% 15-SEP-2021 3.5
Government Of Canada 2.25% 01-jun-2029 3.5
Government Of United Kingdom 0.5% 22-jul-2022 2.9
Government Of United Kingdom 1.5% 22-jul-2026 2.8
Province Of Alberta 0.625% 18-apr-2025 2.1
Government Of Sweden 1.5% 13-nov-2023 1.5
Government Of New Zealand 2.75% 15-apr-2025 1.4
European Investment Bank 3.5% 14-jan-2021 1.0
Government Of Australia 2.75% 21-apr-2024 0.8
Province Of Ontario 2.5% 10-sep-2021 0.8
Int'l Bank for Reconstruction & Dev. 2.25% 24-jun-2021 0.6
Government Of New Zealand 5.5% 15-apr-2023 0.1
Canadian Dollar 0.0

1 Management expense ratio (“MER”) is based on total expenses for the stated period and is expressed as an annualized percentage of daily average net assets during the period. The Manager, at its discretion, absorbed certain expenses otherwise payable by each Series. The Manager may change the amount absorbed or discontinue absorbing these expenses at any time without notice.

2 Management expense ratio (“MER”) is based on total expenses for the stated period and is expressed as an annualized percentage of daily average net assets during the period. The Manager, at its discretion, absorbed certain expenses otherwise payable by each Series. The Manager may change the amount absorbed or discontinue absorbing these expenses at any time without notice. The MER for the period ended June 30, is a six-month annualized MER and is subject to change due to changes in the average net assets of the Fund and may differ from the final MER for the year ended December 31. Because this fund is new, its operating expenses are relatively large in comparison to the fund’s assets. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. has committed to subsidize the operating expenses of the Fund from its inception so that the MER is no more than 0.75%. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. reserves the right to terminate the subsidy at any time. Management plans to review the subsidy periodically with the intent to remove the subsidy once the MER of the Fund has stabilized from asset growth at approximately 0.75%. After the subsidized period ends, the actual MER for the Fund may be higher than 0.75%.

3 Fixed income holdings excluding cash.

Mawer Mutual Funds are managed by Mawer Investment Management Ltd. Mawer Mutual 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.

Index returns are supplied by a third party—we believe the data to be accurate, however, cannot guarantee its accuracy. Index returns are sourced from FTSE Russell, FactSet and BMO Capital Markets.

Performance returns for the Mawer Mutual Funds and benchmarks are calculated by Mawer Investment Management Ltd. These returns are historical simple returns for the 3 month, YTD and 1 year periods, and annualized compounded total returns for periods after 1 year. Since Inception performance has been calculated from the month-end after the initial funding of the mutual fund in order to provide a comparison against a monthly benchmark.

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