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Desjardins Dividend Growth Fund A Class

Canadian Focused Equity

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NAVPS
(04-22-2024)
$27.32
Change
$0.14 (0.53%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Desjardins Dividend Growth Fund A Class

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (January 20, 2009): 8.15%

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 1.98% 6.96% 16.22% 6.96% 14.62% 7.99% 7.81% 14.42% 8.03% 8.05% 6.48% 7.26% 6.12% 6.05%
Benchmark 3.64% 7.74% 16.61% 7.74% 16.32% 5.70% 8.49% 15.92% 9.66% 9.13% 8.45% 9.56% 7.77% 8.09%
Category Average 2.64% 15.90% 15.90% 7.94% 16.06% 6.31% 8.21% 15.66% 9.39% 8.40% 7.55% 8.35% 6.66% 6.83%
Category Rank 474 / 620 398 / 620 350 / 620 398 / 620 381 / 617 215 / 605 390 / 592 426 / 578 459 / 571 385 / 528 395 / 484 385 / 451 332 / 418 331 / 400
Quartile Ranking 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 1.68% -1.88% 3.64% 0.02% -0.15% -4.50% -2.06% 7.76% 2.95% 1.58% 3.25% 1.98%
Benchmark 2.42% -3.65% 3.16% 2.78% -1.03% -3.68% -2.36% 7.23% 3.38% 0.82% 3.10% 3.64%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

12.49% (November 2020)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-15.58% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 9.27% -7.01% 16.72% 2.67% -7.04% 18.17% 1.73% 23.82% -12.50% 17.66%
Benchmark 10.96% -0.77% 14.44% 10.80% -7.14% 21.45% 7.58% 21.76% -8.87% 13.60%
Category Average 9.08% -2.47% 11.42% 8.06% -8.78% 18.54% 7.73% 22.26% -9.42% 13.34%
Quartile Ranking 3 4 2 4 2 3 4 2 3 2
Category Rank 289/ 391 377/ 416 121/ 449 412/ 475 260/ 528 398/ 564 444/ 578 241/ 586 410/ 600 186/ 612

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

23.82% (2021)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-12.50% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
Canadian Equity 86.61
US Equity 9.48
International Equity 3.14
Cash and Equivalents 0.77

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Financial Services 20.54
Technology 16.73
Consumer Services 13.58
Real Estate 12.45
Industrial Services 11.20
Other 25.50

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 96.86
Europe 3.14

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Canadian National Railway Co 6.23
Brookfield Corp Cl A 5.32
Bank of Nova Scotia 4.18
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc 3.61
WSP Global Inc 3.51
TC Energy Corp 3.30
Restaurant Brands International Inc 3.23
Open Text Corp 3.22
CCL Industries Inc Cl B 3.17
CGI Inc Cl A 3.05

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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

Desjardins Dividend Growth Fund A Class

Median

Other - Canadian Focused Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 13.21% 15.20% 12.33%
Beta 0.96% 0.99% 0.98%
Alpha 0.00% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.85% 0.89% 0.86%
Sharpe 0.44% 0.46% 0.43%
Sortino 0.64% 0.57% 0.43%
Treynor 0.06% 0.07% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 97.08% 96.45% 92.88%
Volatility Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 7 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 11.11% 13.21% 15.20% 12.33%
Beta 0.89% 0.96% 0.99% 0.98%
Alpha 0.00% 0.00% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.87% 0.85% 0.89% 0.86%
Sharpe 0.86% 0.44% 0.46% 0.43%
Sortino 1.98% 0.64% 0.57% 0.43%
Treynor 0.11% 0.06% 0.07% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 98.13% 97.08% 96.45% 92.88%

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 January 20, 2009
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Assets ($mil) $801

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
DJT00095

Investment Objectives

The objective of this Fund is to provide high dividend income and long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in Canadian equity securities. Any modification of the fundamental investment objective must be approved by the unitholders by a majority vote at a meeting called for this purpose.

Investment Strategy

The management of equity securities is assigned to a sub-manager who favours a growth at a reasonable price management style with an emphasis on dividend growth. The Fund’s assets are invested in Canadian and foreign equity securities of companies which earnings and income growth can support dividend distributions.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited 03-04-2020
Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. 03-04-2020

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Desjardins Investments Inc.
Advisor Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc.
Custodian Desjardins Trust Inc.
Registrar Desjardins Investments Inc.
Distributor Desjardins Investments Inc.
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 25
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 10,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.09%
Management Fee 1.65%
Load No Load
FE Max -
DSC Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) -
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) -
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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