Mawer Balanced Fund
As at December 31, 2017
Greg Peterson, CFA
What does this Fund Invest In?
The Fund invests in Canadian, US, and International equity securities, as well as bonds and other funds managed by Mawer that invest in debentures of government and corporate issues or in those securities directly.
Investors seeking long-term growth at medium risk.
The Manager’s traditional equity approach of systematically buying wealth creating companies at a discount to intrinsic value is used to construct the equity part of the portfolio. The fixed income part of the portfolio follows our traditional fixed income approach of focusing on sector allocation, security selection, and trading strategies. For asset mix, the Manager analyzes which combination of asset classes is most likely to offer the most attractive risk/return characteristics within a medium to long-term time frame, and carries out asset mix changes gradually to reduce risk.
|Mawer Balanced Fund||10.0||7.8||11.1||7.6|
|Internal Balanced Benchmark||8.4||7.3||9.2||6.1|
|Number of Funds in Morningstar Category Global Neutral Balanced||959||959||656||235|
|Number of Holdings2:||7|
|Number of Countries2:||31|
Top 25 Holdings
|Mawer Canadian Bond Fund Series O||29.7|
|Mawer International Equity Fund Series O||19.4|
|Mawer U.S. Equity Fund Series O||19.2|
|Mawer Canadian Equity Fund Series O||14.5|
|Mawer Global Small Cap Fund Series O||7.4|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||4.0|
|Mawer New Canada Fund Series O||3.5|
|Mawer Global Bond Fund Series O||2.3|
1 The trading expense ratio represents total commissions and other portfolio transaction costs expressed as an annualized percentage of daily average net assets during the year.
2 Number of Holdings: Fund level exposure; Equity and fixed income holdings excluding cash
Number of Countries: Fund level exposure; Equity and fixed income holdings excluding cash
Asset Mix: Fund level exposure
Equity Sector Weights: Security level exposure
Mawer Mutual Fund returns are reported in Canadian dollars and calculated after management fees and operating expenses have been deducted. In comparison, index returns do not incur management fees or operating expenses.
Performance returns for the Mawer Mutual Funds are calculated by Mawer Investment Management Ltd. These returns are historical simple returns for the 3 month, YTD and 1 year periods, and are annualized compounded total returns for periods after 1 year. Index returns are supplied by a third party—we believe the data to be accurate, however, cannot guarantee its accuracy. Index returns sourced from Citigroup, FTSE russell, TD Securities, FactSet and BMO Capital Markets.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts and the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns 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 securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Mawer Mutual Funds are managed by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
Additionally for money market funds, the performance data provided assumes reinvestment of distributions only and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you.