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Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Growth Class

$10.7246
CAD
Net asset value per security (NAVPS) as of December 10, 2018
$-0.0117 -0.11%
Benchmark

S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index

Fund category

Canadian Equity

MorningstarTM Rating

★★★

Funds in category

445

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

 

Portfolio analysis (as of October 31, 2018)

Composition

%
Cash 1.6
Fixed income 0.0
Canadian equity 98.3
U.S. equity 0.0
International equity 0.0
Emg markets equity 0.0
Other 0.1

Equity style

Market cap %
Giant 44.9
Large 32.1
Medium 15.4
Small 7.5
Micro 0.2

Geographic composition %
Canada 100.0
Others 0.0
Global equity sectors* %
as of September 30, 2018
Utilities 0.9
Energy 20.4
Financials 33.6
Materials 12.5
Consumer discretionary 2.5
Consumer staples 4.2
Telecommunication services 4.4
Industrials 14.9
Health care 0.2
Information technology 5.5
Real Estate 1.1

Top ten holdings %
as of April 30, 2018
The Toronto-Dominion Bank 8.3
Royal Bank of Canada 7.8
Suncor Energy Inc 5.7
Bank of Nova Scotia 5.5
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd 4.1
Enbridge Inc 4.0
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd 3.7
Manulife Financial Corp 3.6
TransCanada Corp 3.5
Canadian National Railway Co 2.9

Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.

The Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Class invests directly in units of the Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Fund (the "underlying Trust Fund").  The portfolio analysis section is representative of the underlying Trust Fund.

*Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

 

Performance analysis (as of October 31, 2018)

CALENDAR YEAR YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013* 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total assets $M 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.2 - - - - -
Fund return % -5.3 6.1 13.2 -6.2 11.6 11.8 - - - - -
Category return % -5.6 8.1 17.4 -6.1 9.4 - - - - - -
Distribution $/security 0.18 0.13 0.79 0.58 0.26 0.28 - - - - -
Quartile
(within category)
2 3 4 2 2 - - - - - -
TRAILING 1 mth 3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since
inception
Fund return % -6.3 -7.6 -2.6 -4.8 2.3 3.5 4.3 - 5.6
Category return % -6.0 -7.9 -3.2 -4.5 2.8 5.5 4.9 - -
MorningstarTM rating - - - - - ★★ ★★★ - -
Quartile
(within category)
3 2 2 3 3 4 3 - -
# of funds in category 651 623 615 597 563 445 346 - -
CALENDAR YEARTRAILING

CALENDAR YEAR

Total assets $M

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 0.6
  • 0.6
  • 0.6
  • 0.5
  • 0.5
  • 0.2
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Fund return %

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • -5.3
  • 6.1
  • 13.2
  • -6.2
  • 11.6
  • 11.8
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Category return %

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • -5.6
  • 8.1
  • 17.4
  • -6.1
  • 9.4
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Distribution $/security

  • YTD
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013*
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 0.18
  • 0.13
  • 0.79
  • 0.58
  • 0.26
  • 0.28
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Quartile (within category)

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

TRAILING

Fund return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -6.3
  • -7.6
  • -2.6
  • -4.8
  • 2.3
  • 3.5
  • 4.3
  • -
  • 5.6

Category return %

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • -6.0
  • -7.9
  • -3.2
  • -4.5
  • 2.8
  • 5.5
  • 4.9
  • -
  • -

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

# of funds in category

  • 1 mth
  • 3 mth
  • 6 mth
  • 1 yr
  • 2 yr
  • 3 yr
  • 5 yr
  • 10 yr
  • Since inception
  • 651
  • 623
  • 615
  • 597
  • 563
  • 445
  • 346
  • -
  • -

*For the period August 01 to December 31.

3-YEAR RISK MEASURES (as of October 31, 2018)

Annualized returns are used to calculate the risk metrics below.
Standard deviation (fund) 7.26 Sharpe ratio 0.42 Alpha -2.65
Standard deviation (category) 8.03 R2 92.33 Beta 0.94
Standard deviation (fund) 7.26
Sharpe ratio 0.42
Alpha -2.65
Standard deviation (category) 8.03
R2 92.33
Beta 0.94
  • 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

MFS Investment Management

MFS has guided investors through every market condition imaginable. From the highest highs to the lowest lows, the firm has spent decades refining its investment process according to four key principles: work from the bottom up, take a global perspective, collaborate, and manage risk.

Bottom up. MFS believes detailed fundamental analysis of individual companies is the cornerstone of successful investing.

Global. Analysts in many of the world's major financial centers scour the globe for opportunities.

Collaborative. MFS believes ideas improve when they're carefully reviewed and constantly challenged.

Risk managed. Risk management is intrinsic to MFS' entire investment process.

MFS Investment Management joined forces with McLean Budden in Canada in November 2011. The two firms have 150 years of investing history between them. Now with a unified commitment to fundamental and balanced research from all corners of the globe, MFS is looking forward to 150 more.

Overview

Note: Effective June 18, 2018, Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Class changed its investment objectives to invest primarily in Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Growth Fund. The fund was renamed Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Growth Class and its strategies were changed to align with Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Growth Fund. Performance prior to this date  relates to the Fund's previous investment mandate and may differ substantially from future performance under the new mandate

NOTE: This Fund is a class of mutual fund shares of Sun Life Global Investments Corporate Class Inc.

Investment objective

The Fund's investment objective is to seek long-term capital growth through exposure to primarily a diversified portfolio of Canadian equities by investing primarily in units of Sun Life MFS Canadian Equity Fund or its successor fund (the "underlying Trust Fund").

 

This Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • seek Canadian equity exposure in their investment portfolio
  • are long-term investors
  • are comfortable with medium investment risk
 

Fund essentials

Inception date Aug 1, 2013
Min initial inv $ 500
Min addintional inv $ 50
MER % unaudited as at June 30, 2018 2.22
Management fee % 1.80
Distributions A distribution may be applicable for this fund. Refer to Simplified Prospectus for more detail.
 

Portfolio manager
Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

 
Class Load structure Currency Fund Code
A ISC CAD SUN5163
A DSC CAD SUN5263
A LSC CAD SUN5363
 

Risk profile

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