Current Price
As of Jul 19, 2024
$10.8989 CAD
-$0.0147 CAD | -0.13%
Overall Morningstar™ rating
3 Star Rating
Out of 589 Funds
CIFSC category
International Equity

Risk profile

Low to medium

MER
As of Dec 31, 2023
2.20%
Key reasons to invest in Sun Life MFS Low Volatility International Equity Fund
  • An actively managed international equity fund with a focus on stable, less volatile 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
      Feb 11, 2016
    • Benchmark
      MSCI EAFE C$
    • Management fee
      1.75%
    • Fund assets
      As of Jun 30, 2024
      $29.8M
    • Number of holdings
      As of May 31, 2024
      101
    • Distribution frequency
      Annually
    • Min initial investment
      $500
    • Min additional investment
      $50
    Fund codes
    ISCSUN 1106DSCSUN 1206LSCSUN 1306
    Performance

    Investment growth

    Jun 30, 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 Jun 30, 2024
    Fund %
    1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince inception
    Fund %-0.71.97.511.24.44.34.1

    Calendar returns

    As of Jun 30, 2024
    Fund %
    • **For the period February 11 to December 31.
    YTD20232022202120202019201820172016*20152014
    Fund %7.58.8-6.47.5-0.310.9-1.711.7-1.9
    • **For the period February 11 to December 31.

    Risk & Statistics

    As of Jun 30, 2024
    • Risk measures (3 years)
      Funds
    • Standard deviation
      10.41
    • Alpha
      -0.86
    • Beta
      0.75
    • R ²
      87.31
    • Upside capture
      76
    • Downside capture
      77
    • Sharpe Ratio %
      0.18

    Morningstar Ratingᵀᴹ and Quartile rankings

    As of Jun 30, 2024
    1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yr
    Morningstarᵀᴹ rating

    3 Star Rating
    3 Star Rating

    Quartile (within category)334not available
    # of funds in category639589284284

      Portfolio analysis

      Overall allocation

      As of May 31, 2024
      Asset allocation%
      swatch
      International equity94.3
      Canadian equity5.1
      Other0.3
      Cash0.2
      Geographic allocation%
      swatch
      Japan26.3
      France14.2
      United Kingdom10.4
      Switzerland8.8
      Singapore8.2
      Netherlands5.5
      Spain5.3
      Canada5.1
      Germany4.2
      Italy3.3
      Other8.7

        Equity allocation

        As of May 31, 2024
        Sector allocation*%
        swatch
        Industrials20.5
        Consumer staples14.3
        Financials14.1
        Health care13.1
        Utilities9.4
        Telecommunication services9.1
        Consumer discretionary6.9
        Information technology5.0
        Energy4.2
        Materials3.5
        Real Estate0.0
        Market capitalization%
        swatch
        Giant33.7
        Large36.6
        Medium27.7
        Small2.0
        Micro0.0
        • *Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

        Morningstar Style Boxᵀᴹ

        As of Jun 30, 2024

        Equity style

        value
        blend
        growth
        large
        mid
        small
        Large blend

          Holdings

          Top ten holdings

          As of May 31, 2024
          HoldingsPercentage%
          Koninklijke KPN NV3.0
          Novo Nordisk A/S2.9
          DBS Group Holdings Ltd2.8
          Novartis AG Registered Shares2.7
          Sanofi SA2.6
          Iberdrola SA2.6
          Viscofan SA2.2
          Roche Holding AG2.2
          QinetiQ Group PLC2.2
          Thales2.2
            • 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.

            Documents

            Notes and disclosures

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                The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund's investment strategy. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth). For fixed-income funds the vertical axis shows the average credit quality of the bonds owned, and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's duration (short, intermediate or long).

                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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