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Sun Life Excel High Income Fund

$4.5871
CAD
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of October 19, 2018
$0.0124 0.27%
Benchmark

Blended benchmark§

Fund category

High Yield Fixed Income

MorningstarTM Rating

★★★

Funds in category

32

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

 

Portfolio analysis (as of August 31, 2018)

Composition

%
Cash 2.4
Fixed income 95.4
Canadian equity 0.0
U.S. equity 0.0
International equity 0.0
Emg markets equity 0.0
Other 2.2

Fixed inc style

Credit quality %
AAA 0.0
AA 2.1
A 13.9
BBB 34.1
BB 23.8
B 13.2
Below B 1.5
Not Rated 11.3

Geographic composition %
Mexico 13.4
Indonesia 10.4
South Africa 7.3
Russia 6.7
Brazil 6.5
Netherlands 5.8
Turkey 4.7
Argentina 4.2
Colombia 2.9
Malaysia 2.6
Others 35.6
Fixed income %
Government bonds 79.8
Corporate bonds 17.8
Securitized 0.0
Cash & Equivalents 2.4
Derivatives 0.0

Top ten holdings %
as of August 31, 2018
Petroleos Mexicanos 6.5% 2027-03-13 3.5
Brazil (Federative Republic) 10% 2023-01-01 3.0
Russian Federation 8.15% 2027-02-03 2.7
Republic of South Africa 8.75% 2044-01-31 2.5
Petrobras Global Finance B.V. 4.38% 2023-05-20 2.4
Poland (Republic of) 2.5% 2026-07-25 2.4
Republic of South Africa 9% 2040-01-31 2.2
Petroleos Mexicanos 7.19% 2024-09-12 2.1
PEMERINTAH REPUBLIK INDONESIA 7% 2027-05-15 2.0
Republic of Colombia 7.5% 2026-08-26 1.9
Total number of portfolio holdings 140

Performance analysis (as of September 30, 2018)

CALENDAR YEAR YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010* 2009 2008
Total assets $M 68.5 87.4 92.0 91.6 66.9 54.5 51.5 12.1 - - -
Fund return % -5.7 3.3 6.6 8.0 11.0 -1.6 18.4 3.6 - - -
Category return % -4.4 5.8 5.9 7.2 8.7 -1.9 14.8 4.1 - - -
Distribution $/security 0.20 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 - - -
Quartile
(within category)
3 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 - - -
TRAILING 1 mth 3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since
inception
Fund return % 0.8 -2.8 -9.6 -5.2 -2.7 2.3 5.2 - 4.9
Category return % 1.0 -0.8 -5.4 -3.3 -0.9 2.9 5.1 - -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - ★★ ★★★ - -
Quartile
(within category)
3 4 4 3 4 3 2 - -
# of funds in category 50 49 47 37 36 32 21 - -
CALENDAR YEARTRAILING

CALENDAR YEAR

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 68.5
  • 87.4
  • 92.0
  • 91.6
  • 66.9
  • 54.5
  • 51.5
  • 12.1
  • -
  • -
  • -

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • -5.7
  • 3.3
  • 6.6
  • 8.0
  • 11.0
  • -1.6
  • 18.4
  • 3.6
  • -
  • -
  • -

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • -4.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
  • 7.2
  • 8.7
  • -1.9
  • 14.8
  • 4.1
  • -
  • -
  • -

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010*
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 0.20
  • 0.30
  • 0.30
  • 0.30
  • 0.30
  • 0.30
  • 0.30
  • 0.30
  • -
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

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

TRAILING

Fund return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 0.8
  • -2.8
  • -9.6
  • -5.2
  • -2.7
  • 2.3
  • 5.2
  • -
  • 4.9

Category return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 1.0
  • -0.8
  • -5.4
  • -3.3
  • -0.9
  • 2.9
  • 5.1
  • -
  • -

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

# of funds in category

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 50
  • 49
  • 47
  • 37
  • 36
  • 32
  • 21
  • -
  • -

*For the period October 22 to December 31.

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

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 8.63 Sharpe ratio 0.24 Alpha 1.79
Standard deviation (category) 6.99 R2 35.57 Beta 0.70
Standard deviation (fund) 8.63
Sharpe ratio 0.24
Alpha 1.79
Standard deviation (category) 6.99
R2 35.57
Beta 0.70
  • 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

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Time frame:

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Investment management approach

Amundi Asset Management

With over US$1 trillion total in AUM, including US$550 billion in fixed-income assets, Amundi Asset Management is one of the largest fund managers in Europe (as at September 30, 2016). It serves 100 million retail clients and 2,000 institutional clients with operations in more than 30 countries around the globe.

Overview

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

Investment objective

The investment objective of Sun Life Excel High Income Fund is to seek to achieve total return comprised of a combination of interest income and capital growth by investing primarily in debt securities issued by governmental and corporate issuers located in emerging market countries throughout the world.

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • want exposure to emerging market debt securities with a focus on government-issued debt; and
  • are willing to accept a low to medium level of investment risk.
 

Fund essentials

Inception date October 22, 2010
Min initial inv $ 250
Min additional inv $ 50
MER % unaudited as at March 31, 2018 2.59
Management fee % 1.75
Distributions A distribution may be applicable for this fund. Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.
 

Management company
Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Commodity Futures Sub-Advisor
Amundi Asset Management, Paris, France

Sub-advisor
Amundi Canada Inc., Montreal, Canada

Class Load
structure
Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUNL111
A DSC CAD SUNL211
A LSC CAD SUNL311
A ISC USD SUNL841
A DSC USD SUNL843
A LSC USD SUNL845
 

Risk profile

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

Management team

Amundi Asset Management:

  • Sergei Strigo, Co-Head of Emerging Markets Debt & Lead Portfolio Manager
  • Maxim Vydrine, Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Manager
 

Notes and Disclaimers

§ Blended benchmark: 50% JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Composite Unhedged CAD Index and 50% JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Composite Index

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