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Scotia Canadian Small Cap Fund - Series A

Cdn Small/Mid Cap Equity

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NAVPS
(04-16-2024)
$44.65
Change
$0.13 (0.30%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Scotia Canadian Small Cap Fund - Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (November 30, 1992): 7.02%

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 1.03% 9.54% 18.13% 9.54% 6.72% -2.15% 2.70% 20.62% 14.53% 11.41% 8.88% 8.94% 6.74% 6.28%
Benchmark 7.49% 7.92% 14.37% 7.92% 8.22% -2.72% 3.99% 22.48% 7.82% 6.15% 4.23% 7.10% 5.60% 3.95%
Category Average 2.60% 14.10% 14.10% 6.51% 10.12% 0.73% 4.35% 17.73% 7.77% 6.08% 4.99% 6.38% 4.84% 4.30%
Category Rank 204 / 217 9 / 214 29 / 213 9 / 214 172 / 213 162 / 211 132 / 201 57 / 193 6 / 185 9 / 177 23 / 167 35 / 165 49 / 141 50 / 136
Quartile Ranking 4 1 1 1 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund -1.37% -2.64% 2.46% -0.82% -1.11% -6.37% -2.57% 4.35% 6.07% 1.08% 7.27% 1.03%
Benchmark -1.16% -4.06% 0.59% 6.09% -1.31% -5.24% -2.58% 4.84% 3.76% -0.37% 0.77% 7.49%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

47.73% (February 2000)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-24.71% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 1.90% -1.39% 7.31% 2.25% -19.70% 33.39% 36.93% 39.81% -19.94% -2.58%
Benchmark -2.34% -13.31% 38.48% 2.75% -18.17% 15.84% 12.87% 20.27% -9.29% 4.79%
Category Average 3.45% -6.13% 18.01% 3.43% -15.15% 16.59% 11.91% 22.35% -11.32% 6.49%
Quartile Ranking 4 2 4 3 4 1 1 1 4 4
Category Rank 112/ 135 59/ 140 152/ 162 97/ 167 156/ 177 8/ 184 8/ 189 5/ 201 174/ 210 202/ 213

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

39.81% (2021)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-19.94% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
Canadian Equity 98.03
International Equity 1.84
Cash and Equivalents 0.13

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Financial Services 33.43
Technology 15.08
Consumer Services 13.38
Consumer Goods 9.93
Industrial Services 9.46
Other 18.72

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 98.16
Asia 1.84

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
TFI International Inc 8.54
Trisura Group Ltd 8.01
Aritzia Inc 7.69
goeasy Ltd 7.55
Richelieu Hardware Ltd 6.23
Boyd Group Services Inc 5.69
Definity Financial Corp 5.55
Kinaxis Inc 5.26
Descartes Systems Group Inc 5.19
Guardian Capital Group Ltd Cl A 5.16

Equity Style

Market capitalization is medium. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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

Scotia Canadian Small Cap Fund - Series A

Median

Other - Cdn Small/Mid Cap Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 17.57% 21.94% 17.83%
Beta 0.68% 0.71% 0.67%
Alpha 0.01% 0.09% 0.04%
Rsquared 0.42% 0.64% 0.58%
Sharpe 0.09% 0.65% 0.36%
Sortino 0.10% 0.89% 0.38%
Treynor 0.02% 0.20% 0.09%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Volatility Volatility rating is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 10 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 13.63% 17.57% 21.94% 17.83%
Beta 0.57% 0.68% 0.71% 0.67%
Alpha 0.02% 0.01% 0.09% 0.04%
Rsquared 0.34% 0.42% 0.64% 0.58%
Sharpe 0.19% 0.09% 0.65% 0.36%
Sortino 0.54% 0.10% 0.89% 0.38%
Treynor 0.05% 0.02% 0.20% 0.09%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

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 November 30, 1992
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $43

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
BNS384

Investment Objectives

The fund’s objective is aggressive long-term capital growth. It invests primarily in equity securities of small and medium Canadian companies listed on major Canadian stock exchanges.

Investment Strategy

The Fund represents a more actively traded portfolio of equity securities chosen according to a growth investment approach. The portfolio adviser utilizes an approach that seeks to identify companies demonstrating the strongest earnings growth relative to the overall market and relative to their peer group.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Vishal Patel 06-23-2020

Management and Organization

Fund Manager 1832 Asset Management L.P.
Advisor 1832 Asset Management L.P.
Custodian The Bank of Nova Scotia
Registrar 1832 Asset Management L.P.
Distributor Scotia Securities Inc.
Auditor KPMG LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 25
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 5,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 50

Fees

MER 2.23%
Management Fee 1.75%
Load No Load
FE Max -
DSC Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 0.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 0.00%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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