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Sun Life MFS Low Volatility International Equity Fund Series A

International Equity

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Fundata ESG Grade C

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NAVPS
(04-18-2024)
$10.13
Change
$0.00 (0.01%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Sun Life MFS Low Volatility International Equity Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (February 11, 2016): 4.13%

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 1.95% 5.54% 10.47% 5.54% 8.74% 7.96% 5.06% 6.47% 3.99% 3.44% 4.33% 4.19% - -
Benchmark 3.12% 7.59% 16.68% 7.59% 15.23% 9.95% 5.89% 11.85% 7.22% 5.75% 6.70% 7.66% 6.18% 6.93%
Category Average 2.83% 15.60% 15.60% 7.06% 12.44% 8.30% 4.27% 10.73% 6.20% 4.82% 5.67% 6.45% 5.01% 5.58%
Category Rank 603 / 783 562 / 775 693 / 763 562 / 775 603 / 742 482 / 719 358 / 694 632 / 656 560 / 620 456 / 540 382 / 476 393 / 423 - -
Quartile Ranking 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 - -

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 4.09% -4.41% 0.14% 1.20% 0.25% -2.62% 0.06% 3.85% 0.72% 1.49% 2.01% 1.95%
Benchmark 2.76% -3.45% 1.52% 3.11% -1.30% -3.65% -1.92% 7.38% 2.98% 0.90% 3.40% 3.12%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

9.26% (November 2022)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-6.91% (February 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund - - - 11.72% -1.72% 10.92% -0.29% 7.50% -6.37% 8.81%
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 1 4 4 3 1 4
Category Rank - - - 420/ 468 65/ 531 532/ 599 517/ 653 446/ 684 157/ 707 716/ 738

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

11.72% (2017)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-6.37% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 94.85
Canadian Equity 3.47
Cash and Equivalents 1.01
Income Trust Units 0.50
Foreign Government Bonds 0.16
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Consumer Goods 14.62
Healthcare 14.57
Financial Services 12.36
Industrial Goods 10.57
Consumer Services 8.38
Other 39.50

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Europe 52.35
Asia 41.91
North America 4.48
Other 1.26

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Koninklijke KPN NV 2.78
Novartis AG Cl N 2.66
Sanofi SA 2.61
Novo Nordisk A/S Cl B 2.60
DBS Group Holdings Ltd 2.58
Iberdrola SA 2.26
Sankyu Inc 2.25
Zurich Insurance Group AG Cl N 2.25
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd 2.22
Viscofan SA 2.08

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is blend.

Fixed Income Style

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

Sun Life MFS Low Volatility International Equity Fund Series A

Median

Other - International Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 10.32% 9.87% -
Beta 0.71% 0.64% -
Alpha 0.01% -0.01% -
Rsquared 0.84% 0.81% -
Sharpe 0.28% 0.25% -
Sortino 0.38% 0.21% -
Treynor 0.04% 0.04% -
Tax Efficiency 98.81% 94.78% -
Volatility Volatility rating is 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 4 on a scale of 1 to 10 -

Risk Rating

Rating 5 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 8.33% 10.32% 9.87% -
Beta 0.63% 0.71% 0.64% -
Alpha -0.01% 0.01% -0.01% -
Rsquared 0.73% 0.84% 0.81% -
Sharpe 0.48% 0.28% 0.25% -
Sortino 1.05% 0.38% 0.21% -
Treynor 0.06% 0.04% 0.04% -
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 98.81% 94.78% -

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 February 11, 2016
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
SUN1106
SUN1206
SUN1306

Investment Objectives

The Fund's investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation with low volatility by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of issuers outside Canada and the United States or indirectly by investing in mutual funds (including exchange-traded funds) that primarily invest in such securities.

Investment Strategy

In pursuing the Fund’s investment objectives, the sub-advisor: seeks to outperform the Fund's benchmark (the MSCI EAFE Index C$) over the long-term at less volatility; maintains diversification amongst sectors, geographic regions, industry and stock levels; primarily investing in common stocks, preferred stocks, securities convertible into stocks, equity interests in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), and depositary receipts for such securities.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
SLGI Asset Management Inc. 02-11-2016
John Stocks 02-11-2016
James Fallon 02-11-2016
Matt Krummell 02-11-2016
Jonathan Sage 09-26-2018
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. 07-26-2019

Management and Organization

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

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 500
PAC Subsequent 50
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 5,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 50

Fees

MER 2.20%
Management Fee 1.75%
Load Choice of Front or Back
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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