Current Price
As of Aug 8, 2022
$9.4475 CAD
-$0.0429 CAD | -0.45%
Overall Morningstar™ rating
3 Star Rating
Out of 249 Funds
CIFSC category
Emerging Markets Equity

Risk profile

Medium

MER
As of Dec 31, 2021
2.49%
Key reasons to invest in Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund
  • Designed for long-term capital growth by investing in equity securities with connections to emerging markets
  • Uses both quantitative and fundamental models, seeking to add value from country decisions and stock picking
  • True blend of bottom-up stock selection and top-down regional allocation investment process
    Fund essentials
    • 1Effective July 14, 2021 Sun Life Excel Emerging Markets Fund was renamed Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund. 
    • Inception date
      Sep 1, 2011
    • Benchmark
      MSCI EM C$
    • Management fee
      2.10%
    • Fund assets
      As of Jun 30, 2022
      $853.7M
    • Number of holdings
      As of May 31, 2022
      114
    • Distribution frequency
      Annually
    • Min initial investment
      $500
    • Min additional investment
      $50
    Fund codes
    ISCSUN 120DSCSUN 220LSCSUN 320ISCSUN U120DSCSUN U220LSCSUN U320
    Performance

    Investment growth

    Jul 31, 2022

      Compound returns

      As of Jul 31, 2022
      Fund %
      1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince inception
      Fund %-1.7-6.7-21.3-25.3-2.6-0.02.70.1

      Calendar returns

      As of Jul 31, 2022
      Fund %
      • **For the period September 01 to December 31.
      YTD2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
      Fund %-20.6-7.418.714.0-9.129.24.62.12.1-2.7-7.1
      • **For the period September 01 to December 31.

      Risk & Statistics

      As of Jun 30, 2022
      • Risk measures (3 years)
        Funds
      • Standard deviation
        14.66
      • Alpha
        -3.33
      • Beta
        1.01
      • R ²
        90.16
      • Upside capture
        91
      • Downside capture
        110
      • Sharpe Ratio %
        -0.10

      Morningstar Ratingᵀᴹ and Quartile rankings

      As of Jun 30, 2022
      1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yr
      Morningstarᵀᴹ rating

      3 Star Rating
      3 Star Rating
      2 Star Rating
      Quartile (within category)3334
      # of funds in category28124919789
        Portfolio analysis

        Overall allocation

        As of May 31, 2022
        Asset allocation%
        swatch
        International equity67.2
        Emg markets equity27.9
        Cash4.2
        Other0.7
        Geographic allocation%
        swatch
        China20.7
        Taiwan16.7
        South Korea14.6
        Brazil10.9
        India9.0
        South Africa6.5
        Hong Kong4.1
        Cayman Islands3.8
        Mexico2.3
        Indonesia1.9
        Other9.4

          Equity allocation

          As of May 31, 2022
          Sector allocation*%
          swatch
          Information technology28.8
          Financials26.3
          Consumer discretionary10.8
          Telecommunication services9.5
          Materials7.5
          Consumer staples6.1
          Industrials3.5
          Energy3.2
          Health care1.7
          Real Estate1.4
          Utilities1.3
          Market capitalization%
          swatch
          Giant62.2
          Large28.6
          Medium8.4
          Small0.7
          Micro0.0
          • *Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

          Morningstar Style Boxᵀᴹ

          As of Jun 30, 2022

          Equity style

          value
          blend
          growth
          large
          mid
          small
          Large blend

            Holdings

            Top ten holdings

            As of May 31, 2022
            HoldingsPercentage%
            Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd8.7
            Samsung Electronics Co Ltd5.9
            Tencent Holdings Ltd5.1
            Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares2.6
            MediaTek Inc2.3
            ICICI Bank Ltd2.2
            AIA Group Ltd2.2
            Itau Unibanco Holding SA ADR2.1
            Vale SA ADR2.0
            Firstrand Ltd1.9
              • 2Cash and cash equivalents are not shown.
              Management & Commentary

              Management

              Management Company :

              SLGI Asset Management Inc.

              Sub-advisors

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              Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.

              Headquartered in London, England, Schroders is a world-class multinational asset management company. With locations world-wide, Schroders is close to the markets in which it invests and well-positioned to serve clients.

              Commentary

              March 31, 2022
              Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund | Q1 2022
              Emerging markets (EM) returns were negative in Q1 2022, with Sun Life Schroder Emerging Markets Fund underperforming the index.

              Documents

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