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Sun Life Sentry Value Class

$12.0691
CAD
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of December 04, 2019
$0.0265 0.22%
Benchmark

S&P/TSX Composite Index

Fund category

Canadian Focused Equity

MorningstarTM Rating

★★★

Funds in category

604

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

 

Portfolio analysis (as of October 31, 2019)

Composition

%
Cash 1.3
Fixed income 0.5
Canadian equity 51.2
U.S. equity 44.1
International equity 0.0
Emg markets equity 2.3
Other 0.7

Equity style

Market cap %
Giant 25.0
Large 34.3
Medium 25.0
Small 11.3
Micro 4.5

Geographic composition %
Canada 52.7
United States 45.0
Brazil 2.3
Others 0.0
Global equity sectors* %
as of September 30, 2019
Utilities 5.1
Energy 12.3
Financials 22.2
Materials 3.2
Consumer discretionary 7.8
Consumer staples 6.7
Telecommunication services 5.3
Industrials 8.7
Health care 6.3
Information technology 15.9
Real Estate 6.6

Top ten holdings %
as of September 30, 2019
Becton, Dickinson and Co 4.0
Accenture PLC Class A 4.0
SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust 3.3
Visa Inc Class A 3.3
Alphabet Inc Class C 3.1
Cedar Fair LP 3.1
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc 3.0
Keyera Corp 3.0
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B 2.7
S&P Global Inc 2.6
Total number of portfolio holdings 49

Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.

The Sun Life Sentry Value Class invests directly in units of the Sun Life Sentry Value Fund (the "underlying Trust Fund").  The portfolio analysis section is representative of the underlying Trust Fund.

*Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

Performance analysis (as of October 31, 2019)

Calendar year YTD 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013* 2012 2011 2010 2009
Total assets $M 3.8 4.2 5.8 4.9 3.0 2.3 0.3 - - - -
Fund return % 7.1 -8.0 8.0 11.0 0.1 13.4 12.8 - - - -
Category return % 13.9 -8.5 8.5 12.6 -1.3 9.5 - - - - -
Distribution $/security 0.18 0.95 0.59 0.46 0.48 0.43 0.11 - - - -
Quartile
(within category)
4 2 3 3 2 1 - - - - -
Trailing 1 mth 3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since
inception
Fund return % -1.0 0.8 -1.5 1.6 -0.4 3.4 3.8 - 6.9
Category return % -0.3 0.4 -0.2 8.5 2.6 5.6 5.0 - -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - ★★ ★★★ - -
Quartile
(within category)
4 2 3 4 4 4 3 - -
# of funds in category 797 797 797 753 696 604 466 - -
Calendar yearTrailing

Calendar year

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 3.8
  • 4.2
  • 5.8
  • 4.9
  • 3.0
  • 2.3
  • 0.3
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 7.1
  • -8.0
  • 8.0
  • 11.0
  • 0.1
  • 13.4
  • 12.8
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 13.9
  • -8.5
  • 8.5
  • 12.6
  • -1.3
  • 9.5
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 0.18
  • 0.95
  • 0.59
  • 0.46
  • 0.48
  • 0.43
  • 0.11
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

  • YTD
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Trailing

Fund return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -1.0
  • 0.8
  • -1.5
  • 1.6
  • -0.4
  • 3.4
  • 3.8
  • -
  • 6.9

Category return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -0.3
  • 0.4
  • -0.2
  • 8.5
  • 2.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.0
  • -
  • -

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
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • -
  • -

# of funds in category

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 797
  • 797
  • 797
  • 753
  • 696
  • 604
  • 466
  • -
  • -

*For the period August 01 to December 31.

Returns for funds less than 1 year old cannot be displayed.

3-YEAR RISK MEASURES (as of October 31, 2019)

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 7.15 Sharpe ratio 0.35 Alpha -1.60
Standard deviation (category) 9.08 R2 79.14 Beta 0.70
Standard deviation (fund) 7.15
Sharpe ratio 0.35
Alpha -1.60
Standard deviation (category) 9.08
R2 79.14
Beta 0.70
  • Standard deviation is a measure of volatility; it shows how broadly returns have varied over a given time period. Generally, a high standard deviation implies greater volatility.
  • Sharpe ratio combines a risk measurement and a return measurement into a single number to determine a fund's risk-adjusted return. A higher value is better.
  • R2: reflects the percentage of a portfolio's movements that can be explained by movements in its benchmark. It is measured on a scale of 0-100.
  • Alpha measures the difference between a fund's return and its benchmark, taking into account volatility (beta). An alpha of 1 means a fund outperformed its benchmark by 1%; -1 means the fund underperformed by 1%.
  • Beta measures the movement of a fund in relation to its benchmark. A beta over 1 means price moves are greater (up or down) than the benchmark's; below 1 means less extreme price moves; 1 means it moves in step with its benchmark.

Current value of a $10,000 investment

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Investment management approach

Sentry Investments

The ultimate goal of Sentry's investment process is to provide superior risk-adjusted returns. Sentry gives portfolio managers the latitude to manage portfolios free of traditional benchmark constraints.

The investment team does all its own research, focusing particularly on strong balance sheets, growing free cash flow and return on capital. The attributes Sentry's portfolio managers look for have led to companies that have the means to engage in shareholder-friendly behaviour such as buying back shares, or paying and increasing dividends to provide the income investors need.

Sentry Investments is an independently owned, Canadian investment management company with more than $8 billion in assets under management for Canadian investors (as at October 2012). Sentry offers a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, closed-end funds and flow-through limited partnerships.

Overview

NOTE: This Fund is a class of mutual fund shares of Sun Life Global Investments Corporate Class Inc.

Investment objective

The Fund's investment objective is to seek to achieve long-term capital appreciation through exposure to primarily equity securities of Canadian and U.S. companies by investing primarily in units of Sun Life Sentry Value Fund or its successor fund (the "underlying Trust Fund").

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • seek long-term capital appreciation
  • are medium- to long-term investors
  • are comfortable with medium investment risk
 

Fund essentials

Inception date Aug 1, 2013
Min initial inv $ 500
Min additional inv $ 50
MER % unaudited as at June 30, 2019 2.24
Management fee % 1.80
Distributions A distribution may be applicable for this fund. Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.
 

Portfolio manager
Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Sub-advisor
Sentry Investments Inc. Toronto Ontario

 
Class Load structure Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUN5179
A DSC CAD SUN5279
A LSC CAD SUN5379
 

Risk profile

Risk profile: Medium
Refer to the Simplified Prospectus for greater detail.

Management team

  • Aubrey Hearn, Head of Equities, Co-Portfolio Manager
  • Bryan Brown, Co-Portfolio Manager

Notes and disclaimers

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.

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

Morningstar is an independent organization that groups funds with generally similar investment objectives for comparison purposes and ranks them on a historical basis.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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For more details on the calculation of Morningstar star ratings or quartile rankings, please see www.morningstar.ca.

The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund's investment strategy. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth). For fixed-income funds the vertical axis shows the average credit quality of the bonds owned, and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's duration (short, intermediate or long).

Morningstar Market Capitalization Breakdown Stocks are first divided into seven style zones based on their country of domicile: United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Asia ex-Japan, and Australia/New Zealand. Capitalization assignments are determined as follows: 1) For all stocks in a style zone, the market cap of each stock is converted into a common currency. The stocks in each style zone are ordered in descending order by size, and a cumulative capitalization as a percentage of total sample capitalization is calculated as each stock is added to the list. 2) The stock that causes cumulative capitalization to equal or exceed 40% of the style zone's total cap is the final one assigned to the giant-cap group. 3) The largest of the remaining stocks are assigned to the large-cap group until cumulative capitalization equals or exceeds 70% of the total capitalization of the style zone. 4) The largest of the remaining stocks are assigned to the mid-cap group until cumulative capitalization equals or exceeds 90% of the total capitalization of the style zone. 5) The largest of the remaining stocks are assigned to the small-cap group until cumulative capitalization equals or exceeds 97% of the total capitalization of the style zone. 6) The remaining stocks are assigned to the micro-cap group. The Market Capitalization Breakdown at a fund level is a breakdown of the capitalization assignments of the fund's equity holdings.

Morningstar category averages are equal-weighted category returns. The calculation is simply the average of the returns for all the funds in a given category. The standard category average calculation is based on constituents of the category at the end of the period.

Categories are assigned by Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) based on an evaluation of a fund's holdings. A fund's category may change at any time. Funds within the same category may differ in terms of investment philosophy, investment process, as well as overall composition.

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The Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS") was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and is licensed for use by Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. Neither MSCI, S&P, nor any other party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of such standard or classification. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

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