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$12.8207
CAD
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of October 22, 2021
Increase $0.0072 0.06%
Benchmark

MSCI Emerging Markets C$ Index

Fund category

Emerging Markets Equity

MorningstarTM Rating

Rated 2 out of 5 stars.

Funds in category

252

Mutual 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 2.7
Fixed income 0.0
Canadian equity 0.0
U.S. equity 0.0
International equity 68.9
Emg markets equity 28.2
Other 0.1

Equity style

Equity style: Large blend
Market cap %
Giant 65.9
Large 25.1
Medium 8.7
Small 0.3
Micro 0.0

Geographic composition %
China 26.6
South Korea 15.7
Taiwan 15.2
Brazil 9.7
India 7.7
Russia 6.5
South Africa 5.3
Hong Kong 2.1
Mexico 2.0
Hungary 1.8
Others 7.4
Global equity sectors* as ofAugust 31, 2021 %
Utilities 0.8
Energy 4.2
Financials 23.1
Materials 6.8
Consumer discretionary 17.7
Consumer staples 5.4
Telecommunication services 11.1
Industrials 1.9
Health care 2.0
Information technology 26.1
Real Estate 1.0

Top ten holdings as of July 31, 2021 %
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 8.2
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 6.5
Tencent Holdings Ltd 5.6
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 4.1
Itau Unibanco Holding SA ADR 2.1
MediaTek Inc 2.1
JD.com Inc ADR 1.8
Firstrand Ltd 1.8
AIA Group Ltd 1.8
ICICI Bank Ltd 1.7
Total number of portfolio holdings 110

Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.

*Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

Performance analysis (as of September 30, 2021)

Calendar year YTD 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011*
Total assets $M 57.5 62.4 40.5 44.1 3.3 2.2 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.7 0.6
Fund return % -4.0 18.7 14.0 -9.1 29.2 4.6 2.1 2.1 -2.8 -7.1 -12.3
Category return % -1.0 13.1 12.1 -8.3 25.1 6.4 -0.5 4.8 2.5 12.7 -
Distribution $/security 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00
Quartile (within category) 4 2 2 3 2 3 2 4 4 4 -
Trailing 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since inception
Fund return % -4.9 -6.7 -5.8 11.0 11.2 7.6 8.2 3.8 2.8
Category return % -3.8 -6.0 -3.2 13.4 10.5 7.2 7.1 6.9 -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - Rated 3 out of 5 stars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars. Rated 1 out of 5 stars. -
Quartile (within category) 4 3 4 3 2 2 2 4 -
# of funds in category 322 309 304 295 277 252 189 86 -
Calendar yearTrailing

Calendar year

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • 57.5
  • 62.4
  • 40.5
  • 44.1
  • 3.3
  • 2.2
  • 1.7
  • 1.6
  • 1.4
  • 1.7
  • 0.6

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • -4.0
  • 18.7
  • 14.0
  • -9.1
  • 29.2
  • 4.6
  • 2.1
  • 2.1
  • -2.8
  • -7.1
  • -12.3

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • -1.0
  • 13.1
  • 12.1
  • -8.3
  • 25.1
  • 6.4
  • -0.5
  • 4.8
  • 2.5
  • 12.7
  • -

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • 0.40
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.01
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.03
  • 0.00

Quartile (within category)

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

Trailing

Fund return %

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -4.9
  • -6.7
  • -5.8
  • 11.0
  • 11.2
  • 7.6
  • 8.2
  • 3.8
  • 2.8

Category return %

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -3.8
  • -6.0
  • -3.2
  • 13.4
  • 10.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • -

Morningstar TM rating

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars.
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars.
  • -

Quartile (within category)

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

# of funds in category

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 322
  • 309
  • 304
  • 295
  • 277
  • 252
  • 189
  • 86
  • -

*For the period September 01 to December 31.

3-YEAR RISK MEASURES (as of September 30, 2021)

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 14.79 Sharpe ratio 0.49 Alpha -1.48
Standard deviation (category) 15.56 R2 95.48 Beta 0.99
Standard deviation (fund) 14.79
Sharpe ratio 0.49
Alpha -1.48
Standard deviation (category) 15.56
R2 95.48
Beta 0.99
  • 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.

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Investment management approach

Schroders is a global asset management company based in the U.K. with US$528.5 billion under management as of June 30, 2017. Established in 1804, Schroders has more than 200 years of investing experience. The firm has more than 3,700 talented employees around the world with 249 fund managers and 258 analysts, strategists and economists contributing local knowledge and investment ideas to a global research network. With 41 offices in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, Schroders is close to the markets in which it invests and well-positioned to serve clients.

Schroders is a dedicated global asset management firm with a focused perspective, an entrepreneurial attitude and a fundamental objective to maximize returns for investors.

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Overview

Note: Effective July 14, 2021 Sun Life Excel Emerging Markets Fund was renamed Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund. 

Investment objective

The Fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies with a connection to emerging markets.

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • seek geographic diversification in the global portion of their portfolio
  • wish to contribute to the value component of a diversified portfolio
  • are long-term investors
  • are comfortable with medium investment risk
 

Fund essentials

Inception date Sept 1, 2011
Min initial inv $ 500
Min additional inv $ 50
MER % as at June 30, 2021 2.49
Management fee % 2.10
Distributions A distribution may be applicable for this fund. Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.
 

Management company
SLGI Asset Management Inc.

Sub-advisor
Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.

 
Class Load structure Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUN120
A DSC CAD SUN220
A LSC CAD SUN320
A ISC USD SUNU120
A DSC USD SUNU220
A LSC USD SUNU320
 

Risk profile

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

Management team

Schroder Investment Management Inc.:

  • Tom Wilson, Head of Global Emerging Equities;
  • Robert G. Davy, Portfolio Manager;
  • James Gotto, Portfolio Manager;
  • Waj Hashimi, CFA, Fund Manager;
  • Nicholas Field, Economist/ Strategist

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