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The Benefits of Diversification

January 12, 2023

A diversified portfolio and a long-term strategy can better-shield investors from unpredictable changes in the market.

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Mawer Mutual Funds – Series A

Total Net Returns (CAD$) for periods ending December 31st arranged from highest to lowest over a 10-year period.

BoD Table 2022

 A diversified portfolio and a long-term strategy can better shield investors from unpredictable changes in the market. As seen in the table above, the best performing asset class in one year can be near the bottom in the next. When varying asset classes (and their respective volatilities) are combined, the overall volatility of a portfolio is lessened—especially over the long-term

As the old saying goes, “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”

*The purchase of units of the Mawer New Canada Fund is currently restricted. The Fund is only open to new investors as part of a discretionary balanced portfolio through Mawer and to existing investors at our discretion. We reserve the right to re-open the Mawer New Canada Fund to all purchasers at any time.

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