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NAVPS
(04-12-2024)
$58.05
Change
-$0.47 (-0.80%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at January 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Counsel U.S. Growth Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (January 14, 2009): 14.61%

Fund Returns
Row Heading Return Annualized Return
1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Yr 6 Yr 7 Yr 8 Yr 9 Yr 10 Yr
Fund 1.95% 7.86% 0.96% 21.74% 49.91% 16.01% 12.09% 20.78% 16.80% 15.42% 16.34% 14.93% 13.05% 14.48%
Benchmark 3.07% 13.26% 23.76% 13.26% 30.04% 14.00% 14.30% 19.94% 15.37% 15.05% 14.39% 15.08% 13.81% 15.28%
Category Average 2.94% 22.06% 22.06% 11.88% 26.39% 10.39% 10.21% 17.40% 12.02% 11.35% 11.08% 11.62% 10.10% 11.05%
Category Rank 1,066 / 1,371 45 / 1,358 16 / 1,340 45 / 1,358 6 / 1,285 81 / 1,213 396 / 1,155 127 / 1,092 59 / 990 102 / 884 76 / 809 121 / 703 114 / 649 103 / 570
Quartile Ranking 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 2.60% 7.25% 3.23% 1.66% 1.68% -5.10% 0.96% 8.36% 1.01% 7.86% 10.72% 1.95%
Benchmark 1.90% 0.62% 3.76% 2.72% 1.05% -4.85% 0.44% 6.86% 1.80% 3.00% 6.70% 3.07%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

14.84% (April 2020)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-10.06% (April 2022)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 17.94% 18.33% -10.27% 24.99% 1.49% 25.52% 42.63% 18.75% -30.63% 38.64%
Benchmark 24.19% 20.77% 8.65% 13.80% 3.98% 25.18% 16.07% 28.16% -12.52% 23.32%
Category Average 16.59% 10.40% 6.16% 13.43% -2.19% 22.72% 13.97% 23.22% -14.41% 18.85%
Quartile Ranking 3 2 4 1 2 2 1 4 4 1
Category Rank 328/ 551 225/ 642 682/ 690 54/ 780 380/ 872 334/ 947 39/ 1,060 921/ 1,136 1,123/ 1,193 93/ 1,257

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

42.63% (2020)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-30.63% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 87.54
International Equity 11.58
Cash and Equivalents 0.87
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Technology 63.76
Consumer Services 16.68
Healthcare 7.30
Financial Services 5.52
Basic Materials 2.96
Other 3.78

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 88.41
Europe 8.12
Asia 3.47

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Microsoft Corp 10.42
Meta Platforms Inc Cl A 9.41
NVIDIA Corp 8.20
Eli Lilly and Co 7.30
Amazon.com Inc 6.58
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc 4.94
ASML Holding NV - ADR 4.90
Synopsys Inc 4.71
ServiceNow Inc 4.71
Alphabet Inc Cl A 4.70

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

Fixed income style data not available
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Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

Counsel U.S. Growth Series A

Median

Other - U.S. Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 18.95% 18.56% 16.09%
Beta 1.18% 1.16% 1.12%
Alpha -0.04% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.81% 0.81% 0.78%
Sharpe 0.56% 0.83% 0.84%
Sortino 0.82% 1.29% 1.20%
Treynor 0.09% 0.13% 0.12%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 100.00% 97.65%
Volatility Volatility rating is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 9 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 10 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 14.97% 18.95% 18.56% 16.09%
Beta 1.15% 1.18% 1.16% 1.12%
Alpha 0.11% -0.04% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.66% 0.81% 0.81% 0.78%
Sharpe 2.50% 0.56% 0.83% 0.84%
Sortino - 0.82% 1.29% 1.20%
Treynor 0.33% 0.09% 0.13% 0.12%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 97.65%

Fundata ESG Metrics

Fundata ESG Score

The E, S, and G scores are averaged for each security in the portfolio, to arrive at an ESG score for each security. We take the portfolio weighted average of the ESG scores for each fund and rank them against their peers to arrive at the Fundata ESG Score from 0-100.

Fundata E Score

Three scores under the Environment bucket are averaged to yield the Fundata Environment Score for each fund from 0-100: (1) Pollution Prevention, (2) Environmental Transparency, (3) Resource Efficiency.

Fundata S Score

Six scores under the Social bucket are averaged to yield the Fundata Social Score for each fund from 0-100. (1) Compensation and Satisfaction, (2) Diversity and Rights, (3) Education and Work Conditions, (4) Community and Charity, (5) Human Rights, (6) Sustainability Integration.

Fundata G Score

Three scores under the governance bucket are averaged to yield the Fundata Governance Score for each fund from 0-100: (1) Board Effectiveness, (2) Management Ethics, (3) Disclosure and Accountability.

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Fund Details

Start Date January 14, 2009
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Assets ($mil) $228

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
CGF107
CGF117
CGF127

Investment Objectives

The investment objective of Counsel U.S. Growth is to invest primarily in U.S. equity securities to seek to achieve long-term capital growth and to provide a reasonable rate of return. Counsel U.S. Growth may also invest in U.S. fixed-income securities and equity and fixed-income securities from issuers anywhere in the world, depending upon prevailing market conditions.

Investment Strategy

The sub-advisor will normally hold a core position of between 20 and 30 common stocks. The number of securities held by the Fund may occasionally be outside this range at times such as when the sub-advisor is accumulating new positions, phasing out and replacing existing positions, or responding to exceptional market conditions. The sub-advisor will invest primarily in equities of U.S. companies.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. 01-07-2009
Marsico Capital Management, LLC 12-08-2020

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Counsel Portfolio Services Inc.
Advisor Counsel Portfolio Services Inc.
Custodian Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Registrar Mackenzie Financial Corporation
Distributor -
Auditor Deloitte LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 50
PAC Subsequent 50
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 5,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 0

Fees

MER 2.41%
Management Fee 1.90%
Load Choice of Front or Back
FE Max 1.00%
DSC Max 1.00%
LL Max 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 0.00%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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