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Sun Life Excel China Fund

$4.3621
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of July 13, 2018
$0.0273 0.63%
Benchmark

MSCI China Index

Fund category

Greater China Equity

MorningstarTM Rating

★★★

Funds in category

40

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

 

Portfolio analysis (as of February 28, 2018)

Composition

%
Cash 15.0
Fixed income 0.0
Canadian equity 0.0
U.S. equity 0.0
International equity 81.8
Emg markets equity 3.2
Other 0.0

Equity style

Market cap %
Giant 69.5
Large 25.5
Medium 4.9
Small 0.0
Micro 0.0

Geographic composition %
Canada 0.0
United States 0.0
China 93.9
Germany 0.0
Japan 0.0
United Kingdom 0.0
Others 6.1
Global equity sectors* %
as of February 28, 2018
Utilities 0.0
Energy 4.6
Financials 22.9
Materials 1.8
Consumer discretionary 22.7
Consumer staples 0.0
Telecommunication services 0.0
Industrials 1.2
Health care 6.2
Information technology 37.4
Real Estate 3.1

Top ten holdings %
as of February 28, 2018
Tencent Holdings Ltd 12.0
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 9.7
China Construction Bank Corp H 5.0
TAL Education Group ADR 5.0
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc ADR 3.9
Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H 3.7
Baidu Inc ADR 3.6
New China Life Insurance Co Ltd H 3.4
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd H 3.2
Naspers Ltd Class N 3.2
Total number of portfolio holdings 42

Performance analysis (as of June 30, 2018)

CALENDAR YEAR YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total assets $M 28.9 29.3 22.9 28.0 33.5 44.1 45.4 49.2 86.9 110.3 69.9
Fund return % 4.4 35.1 0.3 12.2 5.6 19.9 12.3 -23.1 -3.2 43.4 -45.9
Category return % 3.1 35.3 -1.6 12.7 14.9 13.8 15.8 -21.3 2.3 40.2 -39.4
Distribution $/security 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quartile
(within category)
1 3 2 3 4 1 3 4 4 2 4
TRAILING 1 mth 3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since
inception
Fund return % -3.2 1.6 4.4 20.3 24.1 9.2 15.4 6.1 -0.3
Category return % -4.1 -2.6 3.1 19.0 22.8 7.6 15.5 7.3 -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - ★★★ ★★★ ★★ -
Quartile
(within category)
2 1 1 3 2 2 3 4 -
# of funds in category 74 72 71 55 53 40 39 20 -
CALENDAR YEARTRAILING

CALENDAR YEAR

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 28.9
  • 29.3
  • 22.9
  • 28.0
  • 33.5
  • 44.1
  • 45.4
  • 49.2
  • 86.9
  • 110.3
  • 69.9

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 4.4
  • 35.1
  • 0.3
  • 12.2
  • 5.6
  • 19.9
  • 12.3
  • -23.1
  • -3.2
  • 43.4
  • -45.9

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 3.1
  • 35.3
  • -1.6
  • 12.7
  • 14.9
  • 13.8
  • 15.8
  • -21.3
  • 2.3
  • 40.2
  • -39.4

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00

Quartile (within category)

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4

TRAILING

Fund return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -3.2
  • 1.6
  • 4.4
  • 20.3
  • 24.1
  • 9.2
  • 15.4
  • 6.1
  • -0.3

Category return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -4.1
  • -2.6
  • 3.1
  • 19.0
  • 22.8
  • 7.6
  • 15.5
  • 7.3
  • -

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

# of funds in category

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 74
  • 72
  • 71
  • 55
  • 53
  • 40
  • 39
  • 20
  • -

*For the period January 29 to December 31.

3-YEAR RISK MEASURES (as of June 30, 2018)

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 16.11 Sharpe ratio 0.60 Alpha 0.86
Standard deviation (category) 16.28 R2 92.20 Beta 0.90
Standard deviation (fund) 16.11
Sharpe ratio 0.60
Alpha 0.86
Standard deviation (category) 16.28
R2 92.20
Beta 0.90
  • 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

$

Time frame:

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Investment management approach

China Asset Management Company Limited

Established in 1998 as one of the first three fund management companies in China, China Asset Management Company Limited is the largest asset manager in China. With over 200 portfolio managers, China AMC has the largest investment and research team in China, serving over 16 million retail investors.

Overview

Note: On June 18, 2018, the Excel China Fund changed its name to the Sun Life Excel China Fund.

Investment objective

The investment objective of Sun Life Excel China Fund is to seek long-term superior growth of capital by investing in equity securities of companies located in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Far East countries. The Fund may also invest in Canadian equity securities which focus on companies doing business in the China region, debt securities of Canadian issuers, derivatives (futures, options and forward contracts) and cash or cash equivalents.

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • want exposure to equity securities of companies located in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Far East markets;
  • are willing to accept short-term volatility for potentially higher long-term returns;
  • are seeking a growth component within a diversified portfolio; and
  • can tolerate a higher level of investment risk.
 

Fund essentials

Inception date January 29, 2000
Min initial inv $ 250
Min additional inv $ 50
MER % audited as at Sept 30, 2017 3.60
Management fee % 2.50
Distributions A distribution may be applicable for this fund. Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.
 

Management company
Excel Investment Counsel Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

Sub-advisor
China Asset Management Company Limited, Beijing, China

 
Class Load structure Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUNL103
A DSC CAD SUNL203
A LSC CAD SUNL303
A ISC USD SUNL813
A DSC USD SUNL823
A LSC USD SUNL833
 

Risk profile

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

Management team

China Asset Management Company Limited:

  • Guoxi Chen, Portfolio Manager
  • LV Bing, Portfolio Manager
 

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