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Sun Life Milestone 2030 Fund

$14.4268
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of November 17, 2017
$0.0259 0.18%
Benchmark

Blended benchmark§

Fund category

2030 Target Date Portfolio

MorningstarTM Rating

★★

Funds in category

16

Mutual fund categories are maintained by the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC).

 

Portfolio analysis (as of October 31, 2017)

Target regional equity representation

% regional weight
Canada 3.2
Australia 2.7
Japan 9.6
Europe (ex UK) 14.9
United Kingdom 5.7
United States 53.3
Emg markets equity 10.7

Allocation of $100

The Sun Life Milestone Funds obtain global equity exposure through investment in the Sun Life Milestone Global Equity Fund (GEF).

The pie chart represents the target regional weights of the futures* contracts in the GEF. Exposure to other derivatives, such as put options*, is not reflected here.

The GEF is a mutual fund managed by Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. It is not offered for sale under a simplified prospectus. The GEF seeks to obtain enhanced equity exposure by investing in futures on equity market indices primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia based on the regional diversification of the MSCI World Index. On an expiry-to-expiry basis, the GEF intends to achieve between 1.0 and 1.4 times the returns generated by these market indices. This leverage ratio is the value of the futures exposure divided by the net assets of the fund on a given day. Data and methodology provided by Sun Life Global Investments.

Futures and options allow for enhanced exposure because the initial investment required for these types of contracts is less than what would be required for purchasing the underlying assets directly. Protection against downside risk is provided through option strategies to prevent the overall fund from extreme sudden drops in market value where the manager is unable to rebalance.

* An option is the right to buy or sell a specific quantity of a security at a specific price within a specified period of time. A futures contract is a contract to buy or sell a specified commodity at a particular price on a particular future date. A put option is a contract that gives the option holder the right to sell a specific quantity of a security to the option writer at a specific price within a specified period of time.

 

Performance analysis (as of October 31, 2017)

CALENDAR YEAR YTD 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010* 2009 2008 2007
Total assets $M 83.1 76.9 56.9 41.2 33.7 21.5 4.8 0.3 - - -
Fund return % 4.6 0.0 2.7 14.6 0.7 6.7 7.6 1.0 - - -
Category return % 6.3 4.3 1.8 9.3 11.0 6.8 -2.9 - - - -
Distribution $/security 0.00 0.27 0.16 0.62 1.01 0.30 0.04 0.31 - - -
Quartile
(within category)
3 4 2 1 4 3 1 - - - -
TRAILING 1 mth 3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since
inception
Fund return % 2.6 3.3 0.2 0.9 2.8 3.5 4.7 - 5.3
Category return % 3.0 4.2 1.3 5.5 5.4 4.9 6.7 - -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - ★★ ★★ - -
Quartile
(within category)
3 4 4 4 4 4 4 - -
# of funds in category 30 30 30 28 18 16 16 - -
CALENDAR YEARTRAILING

CALENDAR YEAR

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 83.1
  • 76.9
  • 56.9
  • 41.2
  • 33.7
  • 21.5
  • 4.8
  • 0.3
  • -
  • -
  • -

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 4.6
  • 0.0
  • 2.7
  • 14.6
  • 0.7
  • 6.7
  • 7.6
  • 1.0
  • -
  • -
  • -

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 6.3
  • 4.3
  • 1.8
  • 9.3
  • 11.0
  • 6.8
  • -2.9
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 0.00
  • 0.27
  • 0.16
  • 0.62
  • 1.01
  • 0.30
  • 0.04
  • 0.31
  • -
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

TRAILING

Fund return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 2.6
  • 3.3
  • 0.2
  • 0.9
  • 2.8
  • 3.5
  • 4.7
  • -
  • 5.3

Category return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 3.0
  • 4.2
  • 1.3
  • 5.5
  • 5.4
  • 4.9
  • 6.7
  • -
  • -

Morningstar TM rating

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • ★★
  • ★★
  • -
  • -

Quartile
(within category)

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • -
  • -

# of funds in category

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 30
  • 30
  • 30
  • 28
  • 18
  • 16
  • 16
  • -
  • -

*For the period October 01 to December 31.

3-YEAR RISK MEASURES (as of October 31, 2017)

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 6.84 Sharpe ratio 0.46 Alpha -3.16
Standard deviation (category) 6.73 R2 62.30 Beta 0.65
Standard deviation (fund) 6.84
Sharpe ratio 0.46
Alpha -3.16
Standard deviation (category) 6.73
R2 62.30
Beta 0.65
  • Standard deviation: Standard deviation measures volatility, which is often used as an indicator of risk. In general, funds with higher standard deviation (higher volatility) will have returns that change more over time. They typically have a greater chance of losing money and may have a greater chance of higher returns. Funds with lower standard deviation (lower volatility) tend to have returns that change less over time. They typically have lower returns and may have a lower chance of losing money.
  • Sharpe ratio: The Sharpe ratio combines a risk measurement and a return measurement into a single number. It uses standard deviation (defined above) to determine a fund's risk per unit of return, otherwise known as a "risk-adjusted" return. A higher Sharpe ratio is better. When comparing two funds, the one with the higher Sharpe ratio outperformed the one with the lower ratio on a risk-adjusted basis.
  • R2: (pronounced "R-squared") measures how much of a fund's price movement can be attributed to the movement of the fund's benchmark. On a scale of 0-100, an R2 of 100 means 100% of the fund's price movement can be explained by the movement of the benchmark. An R2 of 85 means 85% of the fund's price movement can be explained by the movement of the benchmark, with 15% of the fund's price movement due to other factors.
  • Alpha: Alpha measures the difference between a fund's return and the return of its benchmark, taking into consideration volatility. An alpha of 1 means a fund outperformed its benchmark by 1 percentage point over the period with the same volatility. An alpha of -1 means the fund underperformed its benchmark by 1 percentage point.
  • Beta: Beta measures the price movement of a security in relation to its benchmark. A security with a beta higher than 1 means the security's price movement is more extreme (up or down) than the benchmark's. A security with a beta lower than 1 means the security's price movement is less extreme than the benchmark's. A beta of 1 means the security moves in step with its benchmark.

Current value of a $10,000 investment

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Investment management approach

Sun Life Global Investments

The Sun Life Global Investments Portfolio Management Team manages the firm's sub-advisory, asset manager relationships and the asset allocation solutions for Canadian investors.

The team benefits from access to a global network of investment professionals and some of the best asset managers around the world. With a focus on risk management, their rigorous selection and monitoring process provides access to leading asset managers who use insight, innovation and informed decisions to manage some of the highest-quality investment solutions for Canadian investors.

In managing asset allocation portfolios, the team incorporates strategic asset allocation principles with tactical overlay management and a strong fund manager oversight process to add value and/or reduce risk to investor portfolios over time.

Overview

Investment objective

The Fund's investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation and to pay, on the scheduled Maturity Date, an amount per unit equal to the greatest of the following three values: (i) $10.00 per unit (the net asset value per unit on the start date of the Fund), (ii) the highest month-end net asset value per unit during the period from the start date until the scheduled Maturity Date, or (iii) the net asset value per unit on the scheduled Maturity Date of the Fund (the "Guaranteed Value").

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • seek preservation of capital and the potential for capital appreciation over a set period of time until the scheduled Maturity Date
  • are planning to invest for a period of time consistent with the Fund's scheduled Maturity Date
  • are comfortable with low to medium investment risk
 

Fund essentials

Inception date Oct 1, 2010
Min initial inv $ 500
Min additional inv $ 50
MER % audited as at December 31, 2016 2.27
Management fee % Refer to Simplified Prospectus for fee structure.
Distributions A distribution may be applicable for this fund. Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.
 
Management company
Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Sub-Advisor
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
 
Class Load structure Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUN110
A DSC CAD SUN210
A LSC CAD SUN310
 

Risk profile

Risk profile: Low-to-medium
Refer to the Simplified Prospectus for greater detail.

Management team

Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.: Sadiq S. Adatia, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager; Chhad Aul, CFA, Portfolio Manager; Kathrin Forrest, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Notes and Disclaimers

§ Blended benchmark: 70% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index, 30% MSCI World Local Currency Index.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. For periods greater than one year, the indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns as of the date indicated 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 security holder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Mutual Fund values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

On April 2, 2012, Sun Life Money Market Fund, McLean Budden Fixed Income Fund, Sun Life Milestone 2020 Fund and Sun Life Milestone 2030 Fund each acquired assets from terminating funds. These changes could have impacted past performance of these funds. In addition, McLean Budden Fixed Income Fund changed its name to Sun Life MFS McLean Budden Canadian Bond Fund.

We have structured each Sun Life Milestone Fund so that it will have sufficient assets to pay the Guaranteed Value per unit on its respective maturity date. If the net asset value per unit on the maturity date of a Sun Life Milestone Fund is less than the Guaranteed Value per unit, then Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, as sub-advisor to the Sun Life Milestone Funds, ("Sun Life", or the "guarantor") has agreed to pay the shortfall to the Sun Life Milestone Fund. Any shortfall payment is subject to the financial health and creditworthiness of Sun Life. The respective maturity dates for the Sun Life Milestone Funds is June 30 of the year in the corresponding fund's name. The maturity date for a Sun Life Milestone Fund may be accelerated in certain circumstances, in which case an accelerated Guaranteed Value will be calculated. In such a case, the applicable Sun Life Milestone Fund will pay the greater of the net asset value per unit on the accelerated maturity date and the net present value per unit of the Guaranteed Value. If you redeem your securities of the Sun Life Milestone Funds prior to their respective maturity dates, your redemption will be processed at the current net asset value per security, less any applicable redemption fees, and you will not benefit from the Guaranteed Value at maturity. Additional information, including specific risks associated with the Sun Life Milestone Funds, can be found in the prospectus.

Ratings and/or ranking information is subject to change monthly.

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