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BMO Emerging Markets Fund Series A

Emerging Markets Equity

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FundGrade E

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Fundata ESG Grade D

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FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

2017, 2016

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NAVPS
(04-16-2024)
$13.96
Change
-$0.11 (-0.78%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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BMO Emerging Markets Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (October 03, 1994): 2.14%

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 -0.36% 3.14% 7.52% 3.14% 0.01% -2.91% -6.37% 3.23% -1.94% -1.92% -0.05% 1.61% 0.78% 2.41%
Benchmark 1.24% 4.58% 9.24% 4.58% 8.92% 3.21% -1.06% 7.65% 3.16% 2.21% 4.53% 6.45% 4.58% 5.74%
Category Average 2.10% 10.05% 10.05% 4.70% 8.36% 1.86% -3.88% 7.39% 2.46% 0.91% 3.36% 5.18% 3.24% 3.66%
Category Rank 318 / 333 278 / 330 282 / 327 278 / 330 284 / 313 293 / 301 230 / 277 244 / 267 236 / 250 185 / 204 180 / 193 150 / 158 136 / 145 121 / 133
Quartile Ranking 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund -1.35% -4.48% 1.25% 3.30% -0.87% -4.81% -0.70% 4.34% 0.61% -2.09% 5.72% -0.36%
Benchmark -0.32% -2.01% 1.39% 5.60% -2.72% -1.99% -1.05% 4.87% 0.67% -2.21% 5.63% 1.24%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

15.03% (November 1999)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-30.36% (August 1998)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 13.30% 2.66% 1.69% 25.43% -6.31% 6.10% 10.13% -0.78% -20.31% 0.67%
Benchmark 8.76% 2.69% 7.90% 26.42% -6.05% 15.55% 11.45% 0.08% -12.38% 7.03%
Category Average 2.91% -3.92% 6.53% 28.88% -11.86% 15.06% 17.52% -3.30% -17.32% 8.68%
Quartile Ranking 1 2 4 4 1 4 4 2 4 4
Category Rank 11/ 131 44/ 144 119/ 155 145/ 187 41/ 203 241/ 247 208/ 262 92/ 270 238/ 290 291/ 311

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

25.43% (2017)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-20.31% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 86.38
US Equity 5.72
Income Trust Units 4.00
Cash and Equivalents 3.89
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Technology 31.37
Consumer Services 22.38
Financial Services 15.39
Consumer Goods 12.22
Industrial Services 8.49
Other 10.15

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Asia 66.42
Latin America 16.79
North America 9.41
Europe 7.38

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Tencent Music Entertainment Group - ADR Cl A 6.79
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactrg Co Ltd 6.70
NetEase Inc 4.77
Wizz Air Holdings PLC 4.28
Dlocal Ltd Cl A 4.21
HDFC Bank Ltd 4.15
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV - Units 4.00
Wal Mart de Mexico SAB de CV 3.98
FPT Corp 3.98
Tencent Holdings Ltd 3.91

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)

BMO Emerging Markets Fund Series A

Median

Other - Emerging Markets Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 14.75% 15.43% 13.83%
Beta 1.05% 1.02% 0.91%
Alpha -0.05% -0.05% -0.03%
Rsquared 0.86% 0.86% 0.75%
Sharpe -0.55% -0.18% 0.14%
Sortino -0.83% -0.34% 0.04%
Treynor -0.08% -0.03% 0.02%
Tax Efficiency - - 74.62%
Volatility Volatility rating is 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 8 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 8 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 11.21% 14.75% 15.43% 13.83%
Beta 0.95% 1.05% 1.02% 0.91%
Alpha -0.08% -0.05% -0.05% -0.03%
Rsquared 0.82% 0.86% 0.86% 0.75%
Sharpe -0.37% -0.55% -0.18% 0.14%
Sortino -0.32% -0.83% -0.34% 0.04%
Treynor -0.04% -0.08% -0.03% 0.02%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% - - 74.62%

Fundata ESG Metrics

Fundata ESG Score

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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

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Fundata G Score

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Fund Details

Start Date October 03, 1994
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $362

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
BMO70718
BMO718

Investment Objectives

This fund’s objective is to increase the value of your investment over the long term by investing in companies located in countries undergoing rapid industrialization. As part of this fund’s investment objective, it invests primarily in equities of companies in emerging countries like Brazil, Chile, Greece, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. It may also invest in fixed income securities.

Investment Strategy

These are the strategies the portfolio manager uses to try to achieve the fund’s objective: performs fundamental analysis to focus on companies with strong growth prospects, solid management and a sustainable dividend yield that is anticipated to be a significant contributor to long-term total returns; primarily invests in securities of issuers located in emerging markets, as well as in equity securities of companies that benefit from exposure to such markets.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Polen Capital UK LLP 03-01-2023

Management and Organization

Fund Manager BMO Investments Inc.
Advisor Polen Capital UK LLP
Custodian State Street Trust Company Canada
Registrar State Street Trust Company Canada
Distributor BMO Investments Inc.
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 50
PAC Subsequent 50
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 10,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.55%
Management Fee 2.00%
Load No Load
FE Max -
DSC Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) -
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) -
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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