Mawer Emerging Markets Equity Fund
As at December 31, 2020
Peter Lampert, CFA
What does this Fund Invest In?
The Fund invests primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies located or active in emerging market countries. The Fund will diversify through currencies, industries and countries to increase safety, and to increase the growth and liquidity of the investments. Treasury bills or short term investments, not exceeding three years to maturity, may also be used from time to time.
Investors seeking long-term, above average growth who can tolerate significant volatility. High risk.
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.
|Mawer Emerging Markets Equity Fund||20.4||7.4||-||-||10.3|
|MSCI Emerging Markets Index||16.2||6.8||-||-||11.3|
|Number of Funds in Morningstar Category Emerging Markets Equity||287||228||-||-||-|
|Number of Holdings4:||48|
|Number of Countries4:||13|
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
|Top 25 Holdings||% Weight|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.||6.0|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd.||5.5|
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR||4.1|
|HDFC Bank Limited||3.5|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||3.4|
|AIA Group Limited||3.1|
|NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR||3.0|
|Sporton International Inc.||2.6|
|Bolsa Mexicana de Valores SAB de CV Class A||2.5|
|Wuliangye Yibin Co., Ltd. Class A||2.5|
|Heineken Malaysia Bhd.||2.5|
|New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR||2.5|
|NICE Information Service Co., Ltd.||2.3|
|LG Household & Health Care Ltd Pfd Registered Shs Non-Voting||2.3|
|Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR||2.1|
|B3 SA - Brasil, Bolsa, Balcao||2.0|
|Itau Unibanco Holding S.A.||2.0|
|TravelSky Technology Ltd. Class H||1.9|
|Spar Group Limited||1.8|
|Kweichow Moutai Co., Ltd. Class A||1.8|
|Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. Sponsored ADR||1.8|
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 1.60%. 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. After the subsidized period ends, the actual MER for the Fund may be higher than 1.60%.
3 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.
4 Equity 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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