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Sun Life MFS International Opportunities Fund Series A

International Equity

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FundGrade C

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Fundata ESG Grade B

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FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

2020, 2019

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NAVPS
(06-14-2024)
$20.15
Change
-$0.24 (-1.20%)

As at May 31, 2024

As at April 30, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Sun Life MFS International Opportunities Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (September 30, 2010): 7.37%

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 3.66% 3.08% 10.69% 8.73% 10.94% 11.42% 3.72% 7.23% 6.57% 5.78% 5.90% 7.64% 6.49% 7.11%
Benchmark 2.60% 4.50% 12.27% 9.03% 17.70% 13.51% 5.75% 9.87% 7.82% 5.88% 5.71% 7.46% 6.17% 6.99%
Category Average 3.22% 11.98% 11.98% 8.74% 15.37% 11.77% 3.79% 8.54% 6.87% 5.11% 4.75% 6.33% 4.89% 5.65%
Category Rank 231 / 786 580 / 784 519 / 775 424 / 776 632 / 754 494 / 723 456 / 702 461 / 661 391 / 625 263 / 546 184 / 504 148 / 449 116 / 373 125 / 350
Quartile Ranking 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Fund 1.10% 2.05% -1.87% -6.61% 0.20% 5.78% 1.80% 0.61% 4.84% 1.63% -2.15% 3.66%
Benchmark 1.52% 3.11% -1.30% -3.65% -1.92% 7.38% 2.98% 0.90% 3.40% 3.12% -1.23% 2.60%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

12.50% (November 2022)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-7.86% (October 2018)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 0.89% 18.76% -3.39% 22.20% -2.57% 19.17% 10.49% 7.09% -11.52% 10.48%
Benchmark 4.12% 19.41% -1.70% 18.37% -6.81% 16.27% 8.01% 8.97% -10.67% 15.74%
Category Average 1.55% 13.82% -2.56% 17.84% -8.91% 17.54% 7.87% 8.64% -12.60% 13.75%
Quartile Ranking 4 2 3 1 1 2 2 3 2 4
Category Rank 246/ 325 125/ 364 269/ 409 56/ 469 95/ 531 226/ 599 272/ 653 476/ 684 327/ 707 635/ 738

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

22.20% (2017)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-11.52% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 92.06
Canadian Equity 6.28
Cash and Equivalents 1.54
Foreign Government Bonds 0.12

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Technology 20.53
Consumer Goods 17.59
Industrial Goods 14.31
Basic Materials 12.84
Financial Services 10.27
Other 24.46

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Europe 61.14
Asia 28.85
North America 7.82
Latin America 2.20
Other -0.01

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Sap SE 5.21
Hitachi Ltd 4.57
Schneider Electric SE 4.42
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactrg Co Ltd - ADR 4.23
Nestle SA Cl N 3.41
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 3.40
Linde PLC 3.06
Roche Holding AG - Partcptn 2.95
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 2.49
Heineken NV 2.46

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)

Sun Life MFS International Opportunities Fund Series A

Median

Other - International Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 13.94% 12.66% 11.96%
Beta 0.95% 0.85% 0.89%
Alpha -0.02% 0.00% 0.01%
Rsquared 0.85% 0.84% 0.86%
Sharpe 0.12% 0.40% 0.51%
Sortino 0.18% 0.51% 0.60%
Treynor 0.02% 0.06% 0.07%
Tax Efficiency 87.92% 95.57% 90.91%
Volatility Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 6 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 7 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 11.61% 13.94% 12.66% 11.96%
Beta 1.00% 0.95% 0.85% 0.89%
Alpha -0.06% -0.02% 0.00% 0.01%
Rsquared 0.82% 0.85% 0.84% 0.86%
Sharpe 0.53% 0.12% 0.40% 0.51%
Sortino 1.06% 0.18% 0.51% 0.60%
Treynor 0.06% 0.02% 0.06% 0.07%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 87.92% 95.57% 90.91%

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 September 30, 2010
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) -

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
SUN103
SUN203
SUN303

Investment Objectives

The Fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of issuers outside of Canada and the U.S. that are considered to have above-average earnings growth potential compared to other issuers.

Investment Strategy

In pursuing the Fund’s investment objective, the sub-advisor: may invest in companies of any size; may invest in securities of issuers located anywhere in the world, including those in emerging markets; may invest in American Depository Receipts (“ADRs”), Global Depository Receipts (“GDRs”) (and any other depository receipts) and U.S. or Canadian-listed securities of companies that may or may not have material economic exposure to markets outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
SLGI Asset Management Inc. 09-16-2010
Kevin Dwan 04-02-2012
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. 07-25-2019

Management and Organization

Fund Manager SLGI Asset Management Inc.
Advisor SLGI Asset Management Inc.
Custodian RBC Investor Services Trust (Canada)
Registrar International Financial Data Services (Canada) Ltd
Distributor -
Auditor Ernst & Young 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 50

Fees

MER 2.23%
Management Fee 1.80%
Load Choice of Front or No Load
FE Max 5.00%
DSC Max 5.50%
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 0.50%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) -
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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