Current Price
As of Feb 3, 2023
$15.5935 CAD
-$0.0580 CAD | -0.37%
Overall Morningstar™ rating
3 Star Rating
Out of 1328 Funds
CIFSC category
Global Neutral Balanced

Risk profile

Low to medium

MER
As of Jun 30, 2022
0.89%
Key reasons to invest in Sun Life MFS Diversified Income Fund
  • A multi-asset, global balanced portfolio ideal as a retirement solution
  • Six income-generating asset classes, including dividend-paying stocks, global REITs, U.S. high yield bonds, Canadian bonds, and emerging markets debt
  • Targeted mix of 55% equities and 45% fixed income, with disciplined adjustments based on market conditions
  • Pays a fixed monthly distribution for consistent income
    Fund essentials
    • Effective June 21, 2022, the investment strategies of the Fund changed, and its name changed from Sun Life MFS Dividend Income Fund to Sun Life MFS Diversified Income Fund.
    • Inception date
      Feb 15, 2008
    • Benchmark
      Blended benchmark
    • Management fee
      0.65%
    • Fund assets
      As of Dec 30, 2022
      $211.5M
    • Number of holdings
      As of Nov 30, 2022
      663
    • Distribution frequency
      Monthly
    • Min initial investment
      $500
    • Min additional investment
      $50
    Fund codes
    NLSUN 472
    Performance

    Investment growth

    Jan 31, 2023

      Compound returns

      As of Jan 31, 2023
      Fund %
      1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince inception
      Fund %3.77.45.72.67.37.17.47.0

      Calendar returns

      As of Jan 31, 2023
      Fund %
        YTD2022202120202019201820172016201520142013
        Fund %3.71.823.0-4.120.4-6.97.617.5-7.79.817.1

          Risk & Statistics

          As of Dec 31, 2022
          • Risk measures (3 years)
            Funds
          • Standard deviation
            15.07
          • Alpha
            4.24
          • Beta
            1.30
          • R ²
            67.60
          • Upside capture
            137
          • Downside capture
            109
          • Sharpe Ratio %
            0.43

          Morningstar Ratingᵀᴹ and Quartile rankings

          As of Dec 31, 2022
          1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yr
          Morningstarᵀᴹ rating

          2 Star Rating
          3 Star Rating
          3 Star Rating
          Quartile (within category)not availablenot availablenot availablenot available
          # of funds in category161213691149526

            Portfolio analysis

            Overall allocation

            As of Nov 30, 2022
            Asset allocation%
            swatch
            Fixed income45.5
            U.S. equity21.6
            International equity15.7
            Canadian equity10.6
            Cash3.7
            Other1.5
            Emg markets equity1.3
            Geographic allocation%
            swatch
            United States35.3
            Canada33.3
            United Kingdom3.8
            Japan2.3
            Switzerland1.6
            Singapore1.6
            Germany1.5
            China1.4
            France1.4
            Mexico1.2
            Other16.4

              Equity allocation

              As of Nov 30, 2022
              Sector allocation*%
              swatch
              Real Estate24.6
              Financials17.4
              Health care12.6
              Consumer staples10.1
              Industrials6.4
              Information technology6.1
              Energy5.6
              Materials5.6
              Telecommunication services5.2
              Utilities3.7
              Consumer discretionary2.8
              • *Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

              Fixed income allocation

              As of Nov 30, 2022
              Fixed income allocation%
              swatch
              Corporate Bond78.5
              Government12.9
              Cash & Equivalents4.4
              Government-Related3.8
              Preferred Stock0.4
              Convertible0.0
              Agency Mortgage-Backed0.0
              Asset-Backed0.0
              Bank Loan0.0
              Commercial Mortgage-Backed0.0
              Covered Bond0.0
              Future/Forward0.0
              Municipal Taxable0.0
              Municipal Tax-Exempt0.0
              Non-agency Residential Mortgage-Backed0.0
              Option/Warrant0.0
              Swap0.0
              Credit mix%
              swatch
              AAA2.4
              AA6.3
              A21.7
              BBB26.2
              BB21.6
              B11.8
              Below B3.0
              Not Rated7.0

              Morningstar Style Boxᵀᴹ

              As of Dec 31, 2022

              Equity style

              value
              blend
              growth
              large
              mid
              small
              Large value

              Fixed income style

              ltd
              mod
              ext
              large
              mid
              small
              Medium/Moderate

              Fixed income characteristics

              As of Nov 30, 2022
              • Yield To Maturity
                6.26%
              • Effective duration (years)
                5.38
              • Average maturity (years)
                11.71
              • Average credit quality
                BBB
                Holdings

                Top ten holdings

                As of Nov 30, 2022
                HoldingsPercentage%
                Canada (Government of) 08-Dec-221.9
                Natl Bk Canada 3.7% 01dec22 Td 01-Dec-221.7
                Merck & Co Inc1.5
                Manulife Financial Corp1.0
                Prologis Inc1.0
                Roche Holding AG1.0
                Texas Instruments Inc1.0
                Bank NS Halifax 1.95% 10-Jan-250.9
                Johnson & Johnson0.9
                General Mills Inc0.9
                  • Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.
                  Management & Commentary

                  Management

                  Management Company :

                  SLGI Asset Management Inc.

                  Sub-advisors

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                  MFS Investment Management Canada Limited

                  Founded in 1924, Boston-based MFS brings nearly a century of active management experience to investors’ portfolios.

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