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Sun Life BlackRock Canadian Balanced Fund

$11.9369
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of September 21, 2017
$0.0228 0.19%
Benchmark

Blended benchmark§

Fund category

Canadian Equity Balanced

MorningstarTM Rating

★★

Funds in category

381

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

 

Portfolio analysis (as of July 31, 2017)

Composition

%
Cash 2.6
Fixed income 38.4
Canadian equity 38.6
U.S. equity 13.5
International equity 6.4
Emg markets equity 0.2
Other 0.4

Equity style

Fixed inc style


Geographic composition %
 
Canada 63.8
United States 22.0
China 0.3
Germany 0.9
Japan 2.6
United Kingdom 1.3
Others 9.1
Fixed income %
of fixed income allocation
Government bonds 61.3
Corporate bonds 25.0
Securitized 5.6
Cash & Equivalents 8.1
Derivatives 0.0

Credit quality %
of fixed income allocation
AAA 37.0
AA 26.8
A 12.2
BBB 11.5
BB 3.8
B 2.7
Below B 0.6
Not Rated 5.4
Global equity sectors* %
as of July 31, 2017
of equity allocation
Utilities 3.6
Energy 13.5
Financials 23.3
Materials 7.8
Consumer discretionary 8.9
Consumer staples 7.3
Telecommunication services 3.3
Industrials 9.7
Health care 8.3
Information technology 11.9
Real Estate 2.6

Top ten holdings %
as of July 31, 2017
Sun Life BlackRock Cdn Composite Equity 40.3
Sun Life BlackRock Cdn Univ Bond 23.1
iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF 7.1
iShares Global Tech ETF 5.7
iShares International Treasury Bond ETF 4.8
iShares Global Healthcare ETF 4.6
iShares Global Consumer Discr ETF 3.1
iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF 2.7
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd ETF 1.9
iShares Global Industrials ETF 1.9

Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.

*Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

Performance analysis (as of August 31, 2017)

CALENDAR YEAR YTD 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011* 2010 2009 2008 2007
Total assets $M 14.2 14.1 12.3 13.7 11.4 9.3 3.9 - - - -
Fund return % 3.4 8.0 -2.4 7.9 8.5 5.7 -3.1 - - - -
Category return % 1.6 12.0 -2.4 8.0 12.5 7.3 - - - - -
Distribution $/security 0.08 0.08 0.19 0.21 0.23 0.13 0.10 - - - -
Quartile
(within category)
1 4 3 3 4 3 - - - - -
TRAILING 1 mth 3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since
inception
Fund return % 0.8 -0.9 1.7 3.7 5.0 2.4 5.6 - 4.3
Category return % 0.3 -1.4 0.2 5.1 6.1 2.9 7.2 - -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - ★★★ ★★ - -
Quartile
(within category)
1 2 1 3 3 3 4 - -
# of funds in category 540 538 512 486 418 381 304 - -
CALENDAR YEARTRAILING

CALENDAR YEAR

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 14.2
  • 14.1
  • 12.3
  • 13.7
  • 11.4
  • 9.3
  • 3.9
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 3.4
  • 8.0
  • -2.4
  • 7.9
  • 8.5
  • 5.7
  • -3.1
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 1.6
  • 12.0
  • -2.4
  • 8.0
  • 12.5
  • 7.3
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011*
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 0.08
  • 0.08
  • 0.19
  • 0.21
  • 0.23
  • 0.13
  • 0.10
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

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

TRAILING

Fund return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 0.8
  • -0.9
  • 1.7
  • 3.7
  • 5.0
  • 2.4
  • 5.6
  • -
  • 4.3

Category return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 0.3
  • -1.4
  • 0.2
  • 5.1
  • 6.1
  • 2.9
  • 7.2
  • -
  • -

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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • -
  • -

# of funds in category

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 540
  • 538
  • 512
  • 486
  • 418
  • 381
  • 304
  • -
  • -

*For the period April 15 to December 31.

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

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 4.97 Sharpe ratio 0.38 Alpha -1.76
Standard deviation (category) 6.30 R2 88.96 Beta 0.89
Standard deviation (fund) 4.97
Sharpe ratio 0.38
Alpha -1.76
Standard deviation (category) 6.30
R2 88.96
Beta 0.89
  • 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.

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Investment management approach

The Fund's target allocation is approximately 60% Equity and 40% Fixed Income*. The equity component of the portfolio will hold approximately 70% Canadian equity and 30% global sector equity, primarily in areas where the Canadian market is under-represented. The Fund will obtain broad-based exposure to Canadian equity. This Fund invests in the Sun Life BlackRock Composite Equity Fund which attempts to replicate the performance of a well-known Canadian Equity Index. The Fund obtains global equity exposure by investing in global sector iShares exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Fixed Income component of the portfolio consists of broad-based exposure to Canadian bonds by investing in the Sun Life BlackRock Canadian Universe Bond Fund which attempts to replicate a well-known Canadian Bond index. The Fund obtains exposure to global bonds by investing in iShares global bond ETFs. The Fund is monitored and periodically rebalanced according to target allocations, which may change in order to meet changing market conditions. Approximately 50% of non-Canadian equity exposure and the majority of non-Canadian debt exposure will be hedged.

*Target allocation of the Fund may vary in accordance with the targets outlined in the prospectus.

Overview

Investment objective

The Fund's investment objective is to seek a combination of income and growth by investing primarily in Canadian equity securities and Canadian debt instruments directly or indirectly, through mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in such securities.

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • seek a Canadian-focused, balanced fund with broad diversification
  • seek a moderate degree of growth and income
  • are medium- to long-term investors
  • are comfortable with low to medium investment risk
 

Fund essentials

Inception date April 15, 2011
Min initial inv $ 500
Min additional inv $ 50
MER % audited as of December 31,2016 1.97
Management fee % 1.55
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
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
 
Class Load structure Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUN116
A DSC CAD SUN216
A LSC CAD SUN316
 

Risk profile

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

Management team

BlackRock Asset Management:
Marcia Moffat, MBA, Managing Director and Head, BlackRock Canada; Amy Whitelaw, Portfolio Manager; Alan Mason, Managing Director
Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.:
Sadiq Adatia, CFA, Chief Investment Officer; Chhad Aul, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Notes and Disclaimers

§ Blended benchmark: 60% S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index, 40% FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond 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.

iShares® and BlackRock® are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc. and its affiliates. Used with permission.

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

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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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