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RBC Emerging Markets Small-Cap Equity Fund Series A

Emerging Markets Equity

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FundGrade B

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Fundata ESG Grade E

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FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

FundGrade A+® Rating Recipient

2016

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NAVPS
(05-21-2024)
$14.59
Change
$0.07 (0.50%)

As at April 30, 2024

As at March 31, 2024

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RBC Emerging Markets Small-Cap Equity Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (August 12, 2013): 4.85%

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 0.25% 4.52% 14.33% 1.63% 17.67% 9.30% 2.49% 9.30% 2.49% 1.24% 1.55% 4.11% 3.19% 4.42%
Benchmark 3.23% 10.40% 13.97% 7.96% 12.80% 6.58% -0.16% 6.60% 3.28% 2.95% 4.27% 7.20% 4.72% 6.13%
Category Average 1.20% 13.74% 13.74% 5.95% 10.36% 5.03% -3.77% 5.69% 2.22% 1.43% 2.91% 5.48% 3.19% 3.77%
Category Rank 288 / 330 324 / 327 161 / 327 318 / 327 25 / 312 44 / 302 10 / 278 56 / 266 129 / 250 119 / 203 144 / 193 127 / 159 92 / 145 83 / 134
Quartile Ranking 4 4 2 4 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 4 3 3

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Fund 3.29% 2.27% 3.61% -1.92% -0.84% -3.31% 8.85% 3.35% -2.76% 4.05% 0.21% 0.25%
Benchmark -2.01% 1.39% 5.60% -2.72% -1.99% -1.05% 4.87% 0.67% -2.21% 5.63% 1.24% 3.23%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

10.88% (January 2015)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-17.28% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 14.56% 9.66% 1.09% 15.75% -3.21% -4.77% 5.85% 12.82% -18.15% 21.75%
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 1 4 4 1 4 4 1 3 1
Category Rank 9/ 131 7/ 144 124/ 155 185/ 186 14/ 202 246/ 246 250/ 261 4/ 269 204/ 289 5/ 310

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

21.75% (2023)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-18.15% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 98.45
Cash and Equivalents 1.54
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Consumer Goods 19.77
Financial Services 19.18
Technology 14.82
Real Estate 12.72
Industrial Goods 9.96
Other 23.55

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Asia 72.35
Latin America 19.05
Africa and Middle East 4.91
Europe 2.32
North America 1.24
Other 0.13

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Bajaj Holdings and Investment Ltd 3.91
Phoenix Mills Ltd 3.66
Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund 3.54
Corp Inmobiliaria Vesta SAB de CV 3.45
Chroma ATE Inc 3.45
Century Pacific Food Inc 3.43
Cyient Ltd 3.42
Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Ltd 3.31
Giant Manufacturing Co Ltd 3.16
Avi Ltd 2.80

Equity Style

Market capitalization is medium. Equity style is blend.

Fixed Income Style

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Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

RBC Emerging Markets Small-Cap Equity Fund Series A

Median

Other - Emerging Markets Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 12.37% 14.47% 12.94%
Beta 0.71% 0.84% 0.79%
Alpha 0.03% 0.00% 0.00%
Rsquared 0.58% 0.67% 0.65%
Sharpe 0.04% 0.11% 0.29%
Sortino 0.02% 0.05% 0.24%
Treynor 0.01% 0.02% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 84.75% 81.66% -
Volatility Volatility rating is 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 6 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 12.08% 12.37% 14.47% 12.94%
Beta 0.77% 0.71% 0.84% 0.79%
Alpha 0.07% 0.03% 0.00% 0.00%
Rsquared 0.49% 0.58% 0.67% 0.65%
Sharpe 1.01% 0.04% 0.11% 0.29%
Sortino 2.67% 0.02% 0.05% 0.24%
Treynor 0.16% 0.01% 0.02% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 99.50% 84.75% 81.66% -

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 August 12, 2013
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $777

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
RBF485

Investment Objectives

To provide long-term total capital growth. The fund invests primarily in equity securities of small-cap companies located or active in emerging markets.

Investment Strategy

The fund’s investment process is primarily based on fundamental research, although the portfolio manager will also consider quantitative and technical factors. Stock selection decisions are ultimately based on an understanding of the company, its business and its outlook.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Philippe Langham 08-12-2013
RBC Global Asset Management Inc. 08-02-2021

Management and Organization

Fund Manager RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
Advisor RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
Custodian RBC Investor Services Trust (Canada)
Registrar RBC Investor Services Trust (Canada)
Distributor Royal Mutual Funds Inc.
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 25
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 10,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 10,000

Fees

MER 2.24%
Management Fee 1.85%
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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