Mawer U.S. Equity Fund

As at December 31, 2018

Morningstar RatingTM: (as at Dec 31, 2018)
Fund Inception Date: December 18, 1992
Fund Net Asset Value: $3,158.7 million
Total Net Asset Value (Series A): $400.2 million
Net Asset Value Per Unit: $49.26
RRSP Eligibility: Yes
Management Expense Ratio: 1.15% (as at Dec 31, 2018)
Trading Expense Ratio1: 0.01% (as at Dec 31, 2018)
Fund Code: MAW108

What does this Fund Invest In?

The Fund invests in equity and equity-related securities of U.S. entities. Treasury bills or short-term investments, not exceeding three years to maturity, may still 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 U.S. Equity Fund 9.6 9.3 13.5 13.0
S&P 500 Index 4.2 8.6 14.1 14.3
Morningstar Rating 5 5 5 4
Number of Funds in Morningstar Category U.S. Equity 1432 1052 701 285

Number of Holdings2: 61

Top 25 Holdings% Weight
Cash & Cash Equivalents 4.6
Verisk Analytics Inc 4.4
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. 4.1
Alphabet Inc. Class C 4.0
Visa Inc. Class A 3.9
Becton, Dickinson and Company 3.8
Comcast Corporation Class A 3.6
CME Group Inc. Class A 3.5
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company 2.8
Waters Corporation 2.8
Procter & Gamble Company 2.7
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2.5
AMETEK, Inc. 2.4
Mastercard Incorporated Class A 2.4
ANSYS, Inc. 2.4
Intuit Inc. 2.1
NIKE, Inc. Class B 2.1
S&P Global, Inc. 2.1
Wells Fargo & Company 2.0
KAR Auction Services, Inc. 2.0
Johnson & Johnson 2.0
Aptargroup, Inc. 1.9
Hershey Company 1.7
Paychex, Inc. 1.6
Verizon Communications Inc. 1.6

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 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. 

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 Mutual Funds are managed by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.