Current Price
As of Mar 4, 2024
$21.3417 CAD
$0.0701 CAD | 0.33%
Overall Morningstar™ rating
4 Star Rating
Out of 582 Funds
CIFSC category
International Equity

Risk profile

Medium

MER
As of Jun 30, 2023
1.07%
Key reasons to invest in Sun Life MFS International Opportunities Fund
  • An actively managed, international equity fund with a tilt to larger companies
  • Invests in high quality companies located in international markets, including emerging markets
  • Focuses on sustainable businesses with above average growth prospects – without overpaying
  • Applies a long-term, research-driven approach, focused on picking stocks across full market cycles
    Fund essentials

    • Inception date
      Oct 1, 2010
    • Benchmark
      MSCI EAFE C$
    • Management fee
      0.80%
    • Fund assets
      As of Feb 29, 2024
      $1.2B
    • Number of holdings
      As of Dec 31, 2023
      90
    • Distribution frequency
      Annually
    • Min initial investment
      $500
    • Min additional investment
      $50
    Fund codes
    NLSUN 403NLSUN U403
    Performance

    Investment growth

    Feb 29, 2024

    • Compound growth calculations are used only for the purpose of illustrating the effects of compound growth and are not intended to reflect the future value of any mutual fund or returns on investment in any mutual fund.

    Compound returns

    As of Feb 29, 2024
    Fund %
    1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince inception
    Fund %4.97.77.012.74.97.88.18.5

    Calendar returns

    As of Feb 29, 2024
    Fund %
      YTD2023202220212020201920182017201620152014
      Fund %5.711.8-10.58.311.820.6-1.423.6-2.320.12.0

        Risk & Statistics

        As of Jan 31, 2024
        • Risk measures (3 years)
          Funds
        • Standard deviation
          13.49
        • Alpha
          -2.34
        • Beta
          0.99
        • R ²
          85.54
        • Upside capture
          91
        • Downside capture
          105
        • Sharpe Ratio %
          0.13

        Morningstar Ratingᵀᴹ and Quartile rankings

        As of Jan 31, 2024
        1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yr
        Morningstarᵀᴹ rating

        3 Star Rating
        4 Star Rating
        5 Star Rating
        Quartile (within category)4321
        # of funds in category634582262262

          Portfolio analysis

          Overall allocation

          As of Dec 31, 2023
          Asset allocation%
          swatch
          International equity85.4
          Canadian equity5.7
          U.S. equity3.9
          Emg markets equity2.8
          Cash2.0
          Other0.1
          Geographic allocation%
          swatch
          France17.6
          Switzerland11.9
          Japan10.0
          Germany9.8
          United Kingdom9.4
          Canada5.9
          Netherlands4.8
          Taiwan4.5
          United States4.1
          India3.7
          Other18.3

            Equity allocation

            As of Dec 31, 2023
            Sector allocation*%
            swatch
            Industrials18.9
            Information technology16.1
            Consumer staples14.8
            Health care14.1
            Materials12.7
            Financials10.2
            Consumer discretionary9.6
            Telecommunication services2.3
            Energy0.9
            Utilities0.4
            Real Estate0.0
            Market capitalization%
            swatch
            Giant51.6
            Large40.8
            Medium7.6
            Small0.0
            Micro0.0
            • *Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

            Morningstar Style Boxᵀᴹ

            As of Jan 31, 2024

            Equity style

            value
            blend
            growth
            large
            mid
            small
            Large growth

              Holdings

              Top ten holdings

              As of Dec 31, 2023
              HoldingsPercentage%
              SAP SE4.3
              Nestle SA3.8
              Roche Holding AG3.8
              Schneider Electric SE3.8
              Hitachi Ltd3.7
              Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR3.3
              LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE3.3
              Linde PLC3.0
              Heineken NV2.4
              Amadeus IT Group SA2.2
                • Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.
                Management & Commentary

                Management

                Management Company :

                SLGI Asset Management Inc.

                Sub-advisors

                MFS Investment Management Canada Limited

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

                Commentary

                February 1, 2024
                Sun Life MFS International Opportunities Fund | Q4 2023
                In a reversal from the prior quarter, international equity markets shifted to risk-on mode and produced strong returns for the final quarter of the year (Q4), driven by cooling inflation that kicked off investor expectations for a “soft landing” in the U.S. and interest rate cuts in 2024.

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                Notes and disclosures

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                    Morningstar Market Capitalization Breakdown Stocks are first divided into seven style zones based on their country of domicile: United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Asia ex-Japan, and Australia/New Zealand. Capitalization assignments are determined as follows: 1) For all stocks in a style zone, the market cap of each stock is converted into a common currency. The stocks in each style zone are ordered in descending order by size, and a cumulative capitalization as a percentage of total sample capitalization is calculated as each stock is added to the list. 2) The stock that causes cumulative capitalization to equal or exceed 40% of the style zone's total cap is the final one assigned to the giant-cap group. 3) The largest of the remaining stocks are assigned to the large-cap group until cumulative capitalization equals or exceeds 70% of the total capitalization of the style zone. 4) The largest of the remaining stocks are assigned to the mid-cap group until cumulative capitalization equals or exceeds 90% of the total capitalization of the style zone. 5) The largest of the remaining stocks are assigned to the small-cap group until cumulative capitalization equals or exceeds 97% of the total capitalization of the style zone. 6) The remaining stocks are assigned to the micro-cap group. The Market Capitalization Breakdown at a fund level is a breakdown of the capitalization assignments of the fund's equity holdings.

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