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FundGrade B Click for more information on Fundata’s FundGrade

FundGrade B

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Fundata ESG GradeB Click for more information on Fundata’s ESG Grade

Fundata ESG Grade B

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FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

2021, 2020

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NAVPS
(04-11-2024)
$66.56
Change
$1.04 (1.58%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Sun Life MFS U.S. Growth Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (September 30, 2010): 15.44%

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 2.31% 5.60% 1.49% 19.19% 41.16% 14.01% 11.02% 15.38% 13.82% 14.27% 14.95% 14.97% 13.47% 14.67%
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 952 / 1,371 80 / 1,358 86 / 1,340 80 / 1,358 132 / 1,285 295 / 1,213 534 / 1,155 865 / 1,092 349 / 990 184 / 884 124 / 809 114 / 703 84 / 649 91 / 570
Quartile Ranking 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 1.64% 4.06% 3.26% 1.87% 3.01% -5.59% 1.49% 7.10% 0.72% 5.60% 10.33% 2.31%
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

10.33% (February 2024)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-9.89% (April 2022)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 15.81% 25.11% -2.89% 20.02% 9.40% 28.62% 26.37% 20.08% -27.54% 30.08%
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 1 4 1 1 1 1 3 4 1
Category Rank 403/ 551 54/ 642 633/ 690 170/ 780 79/ 872 163/ 947 195/ 1,060 845/ 1,136 1,057/ 1,193 202/ 1,257

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

30.08% (2023)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-27.54% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 89.81
International Equity 8.78
Cash and Equivalents 0.92
Canadian Equity 0.48
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Technology 54.44
Healthcare 11.32
Financial Services 10.05
Consumer Services 9.59
Industrial Goods 5.66
Other 8.94

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 91.22
Europe 8.08
Asia 0.70

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Microsoft Corp 9.29
NVIDIA Corp 9.01
Amazon.com Inc 7.00
Meta Platforms Inc Cl A 6.40
Alphabet Inc Cl A 5.64
Apple Inc 5.01
Mastercard Inc Cl A 3.84
Visa Inc Cl A 3.20
Eli Lilly and Co 2.92
Cadence Design Systems Inc 2.09

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

Sun Life MFS U.S. Growth Fund Series A

Median

Other - U.S. Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 18.47% 16.48% 14.66%
Beta 1.20% 1.05% 1.06%
Alpha -0.05% -0.02% -0.01%
Rsquared 0.88% 0.83% 0.84%
Sharpe 0.52% 0.75% 0.92%
Sortino 0.74% 1.08% 1.30%
Treynor 0.08% 0.12% 0.13%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 100.00% 99.25%
Volatility Volatility rating is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 8 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 13.35% 18.47% 16.48% 14.66%
Beta 1.13% 1.20% 1.05% 1.06%
Alpha 0.05% -0.05% -0.02% -0.01%
Rsquared 0.80% 0.88% 0.83% 0.84%
Sharpe 2.33% 0.52% 0.75% 0.92%
Sortino - 0.74% 1.08% 1.30%
Treynor 0.27% 0.08% 0.12% 0.13%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.25%

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
SUN105
SUN205
SUN305

Investment Objectives

The Fund’s investment objective is to seek capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of issuers located in the United States that are considered to have above-average earnings growth potential compared to other companies.

Investment Strategy

In pursuing the Fund’s investment objective, the sub-advisor: may invest in companies of any size; may invest up to 20% of the Fund’s assets in non-U.S. foreign securities.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Eric B. Fischman 10-01-2010
SLGI Asset Management Inc. 10-01-2010
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited 12-16-2020
Brad Mak 04-03-2023

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 2.22%
Management Fee 1.80%
Load Choice of Front or Back
FE Max 1.00%
DSC Max 0.00%
LL Max 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 0.50%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) -
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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