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Sun GIF Solutions Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Estate Series A

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Sun GIF Solutions Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Estate Series A

$14.0555
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of September 24, 2021
Decrease -$0.0268 -0.19%
Benchmark

Blended benchmark§

Fund category

Global Equity Balanced

MorningstarTM Rating

Rated 3 out of 5 stars.

Funds in category

816

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

 

Portfolio analysis (as of August 31, 2021)

Composition

Composition: This table displays the breakdown of the fund
%
Cash 3.1
Fixed income 20.7
Canadian equity 14.9
U.S. equity 26.1
International equity 20.5
Emg markets equity 0.3
Other 14.3

Equity style

Equity style is large cap blend
This table displays the investment segmentation of the equity portion of the fund: Large blend

Fixed inc style

Fixed income style is Extensive Low
This table displays the investment segmentation of the fixed income portion of the fund:

This table displays the geographical breakdown of the investments within the fund
Geographic composition %
 
Canada 27.6
United States 41.9
Asia / Pacific 10.5
Europe 17.0
Latin America 1.9
Middle East & Africa 1.2
Others 0.0
This table displays the sector allocation of the investments within the fund
Global equity sectors* %
of equity allocation
Utilities 4.8
Energy 3.2
Financials 16.8
Materials 7.0
Consumer discretionary 8.8
Consumer staples 7.4
Telecommunication services 6.4
Industrials 15.5
Health care 7.9
Information technology 17.3
Real Estate 5.0

This table displays the top 10 holdings within the fund
Top ten holdings as of July 31, 2021 %
Sunlife Granite Tactical Completion Fd I 8.4
Sun Life Schroder Global Mid Cap I 7.7
PH&N Bond Fund O 7.7
Sun Life BlackRock Cdn Composite Equity 6.7
Sun Life JPMorgan International Eq I 6.6
Sun Life Real Assets Private Pool I 6.3
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 5.5
Sun Life MFS US Value Series I 5.3
Sun Life MFS US Growth Series I 5.3
Excel Emerging Markets Series I 5.1
This table shows the breakdown of the fixed income holdings within the fund
Fixed income %
of fixed income allocation
Government bonds 39.8
Corporate bonds 38.0
Securitized 9.2
Cash & Equivalents 13.0
Derivatives 0.0

Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.

Sun GIF Solutions Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Estate Series A invests directly in units of the Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Portfolio (the "underlying fund"). The portfolio analysis section is representative of the underlying Fund.

*Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

Performance analysis (as of August 31, 2021)

Calendar year YTD 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Total assets $M 382.8 313.2 275.1 181.0 120.0 55.4 - - - - -
Total assets of Underlying $M
2038.5
1826.1
1673.8
1288.0
1120.4
773.2
128.3
59.1
24.5
-
-
Fund return % 8.8 6.5 13.7 -4.1 7.7 3.3
7.6
10.2
16.8
- -
Category return % 10.6 6.7 13.9 -5.9 7.2 4.0
6.4
8.6
18.8
- -
Quartile (within category) 4 3 3 1 2 3
2
1
3
- -
Trailing 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since inception
Fund return % 1.8 5.1 8.5 15.3 7.0 6.4 - 5.7
Category return % 1.9 5.3 9.6 17.5 7.4 6.7 - -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - Rated 3 out of 5 stars. Rated 3 out of 5 stars. - -
Quartile (within category) 3 3 3 3 3 3 - -
# of funds in category 962 961 953 937 816 714 - -
Calendar yearTrailing

Calendar year

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 382.8
  • 313.2
  • 275.1
  • 181.0
  • 120.0
  • 55.4
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Total assets of Underlying $M

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2038.5
  • 1826.1
  • 1673.8
  • 1288.0
  • 1120.4
  • 773.2
  • 128.3
  • 59.1
  • 24.5
  • -
  • -

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 8.8
  • 6.5
  • 13.7
  • -4.1
  • 7.7
  • 3.3
  • 7.6
  • 10.2
  • 16.8
  • -
  • -

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 10.6
  • 6.7
  • 13.9
  • -5.9
  • 7.2
  • 4.0
  • 6.4
  • 8.6
  • 18.8
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • -
  • -

Trailing

Fund return %

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 1.8
  • 5.1
  • 8.5
  • 15.3
  • 7.0
  • 6.4
  • -
  • 5.7

Category return %

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 1.9
  • 5.3
  • 9.6
  • 17.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • -
  • -

Morningstar TM rating

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • ★★★
  • ★★★
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • -
  • -

# of funds in category

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 962
  • 961
  • 953
  • 937
  • 816
  • 714
  • -
  • -

Underlying fund 'Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Portfolio' performance is displayed for a time frame prior to May 04, 2015

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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT APPROACH

SLGI Asset Management Inc.

The SLGI Asset Management Inc. 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.

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Overview

Investment objective

The fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation and income, with a bias towards capital appreciation, by investing primarily in equity mutual funds and, to a lesser extent, fixed income mutual funds.

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • seek capital appreciation and income, with a bias towards capital appreciation
  • seek diversification through a broad range of asset classes, geographies, and investment styles
  • are medium to long term investors
  • are comfortable with medium investment risk.

Fund essentials

Inception date 04/05/2015
Min initial inv $ 500
Min additional inv $ 100
MER % audited as at December 31, 2020 2.92
Management fee % 1.90

Management company

SLGI Asset Management Inc.

Risk profile

Risk profile: Low-to-medium

Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.

Management team

SLGI Asset Management Inc.: 

  • Chhad Aul, CFA, Portfolio Manager

NOTES AND DISCLAIMERS

§ Blended benchmark: 18.9% S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index, 13.9% FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index, 51.1% MSCI World Index, 13.6% JPM GBI Global Hdg C$ Index, 2.5% FTSE Canada 91 Day T-Bill Index.

^Management Expense Ratio is an estimate in the first year.

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