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NEI U.S. Dividend Fund Series A

U.S. Div & Inc Equity

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NAVPS
(06-13-2024)
$11.77
Change
-$0.03 (-0.22%)

As at May 31, 2024

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NEI U.S. Dividend Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (October 11, 2000): 2.42%

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 3.42% 6.83% 13.86% 11.48% 17.98% 5.88% 6.25% 9.72% 6.44% 5.76% 4.91% 5.89% 5.88% 7.34%
Benchmark 4.13% 4.42% 16.83% 14.76% 28.51% 19.27% 14.11% 16.24% 15.99% 14.69% 13.97% 14.82% 13.94% 15.30%
Category Average 2.98% - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Category Rank 44 / 229 12 / 228 118 / 228 101 / 228 169 / 224 197 / 217 174 / 213 193 / 211 186 / 197 169 / 172 146 / 147 128 / 129 108 / 108 75 / 83
Quartile Ranking 1 1 3 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Fund 2.83% 1.61% -0.41% -4.26% -0.66% 4.70% 2.13% 1.52% 2.80% 5.67% -2.25% 3.42%
Benchmark 3.76% 2.72% 1.05% -4.85% 0.44% 6.86% 1.80% 3.00% 6.70% 3.07% -2.70% 4.13%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

12.95% (April 2009)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-15.20% (October 2008)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 17.43% 10.92% 14.53% 0.11% -1.47% 14.90% -5.02% 18.68% 0.53% -1.45%
Benchmark 24.19% 20.77% 8.65% 13.80% 3.98% 25.18% 16.07% 28.16% -12.52% 23.32%
Category Average - - - - - - - - - -
Quartile Ranking 4 4 2 4 3 4 4 4 1 4
Category Rank 52/ 69 83/ 101 39/ 119 142/ 142 91/ 170 185/ 196 199/ 211 189/ 213 40/ 216 215/ 217

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

18.68% (2021)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-5.02% (2020)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 91.44
International Equity 8.45
Cash and Equivalents 0.11

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Financial Services 16.84
Utilities 12.47
Technology 12.00
Consumer Goods 11.03
Healthcare 10.14
Other 37.52

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 91.55
Europe 6.68
Latin America 1.77

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Oracle Corp 4.26
Progressive Corp 4.10
Williams Cos Inc 3.86
Kinder Morgan Inc 3.44
Unilever PLC - ADR 3.28
PNC Financial Services Group Inc 3.24
Comcast Corp Cl A 3.19
United Parcel Service Inc Cl B 3.16
Corning Inc 3.12
Cogent Communications Holdings Inc 2.99

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

NEI U.S. Dividend Fund Series A

Median

Other - U.S. Div & Inc Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 10.99% 13.25% 11.79%
Beta 0.60% 0.77% 0.80%
Alpha -0.02% -0.05% -0.04%
Rsquared 0.63% 0.68% 0.75%
Sharpe 0.34% 0.39% 0.54%
Sortino 0.50% 0.43% 0.58%
Treynor 0.06% 0.07% 0.08%
Tax Efficiency 60.55% 60.87% 77.08%
Volatility Volatility rating is 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 6 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 5 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 9.94% 10.99% 13.25% 11.79%
Beta 0.74% 0.60% 0.77% 0.80%
Alpha -0.02% -0.02% -0.05% -0.04%
Rsquared 0.78% 0.63% 0.68% 0.75%
Sharpe 1.23% 0.34% 0.39% 0.54%
Sortino 2.67% 0.50% 0.43% 0.58%
Treynor 0.17% 0.06% 0.07% 0.08%
Tax Efficiency 85.38% 60.55% 60.87% 77.08%

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 October 11, 2000
Instrument Type Mutual Fund (Responsible Investment)
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Assets ($mil) $55

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
NWT132
NWT233
NWT333
NWT632
NWT832

Investment Objectives

The objective of this Fund is to provide investors with long-term capital growth. The Fund invests primarily in common shares of large-capitalization American corporations. Unitholder approval (by a majority of votes cast at a meeting of unitholders) is required prior to a fundamental change of investment objectives.

Investment Strategy

The Portfolio Sub-Advisor employs a value-driven, bottom-up approach to security selection that seeks to identify stocks with a high and growing dividend yield, financial strength, and attractive business models among other key characteristics.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P. 07-20-2004
Henry W. Sanders 03-15-2013
Thomas S Forsha 03-18-2013
Andrew R McIntosh 04-30-2018

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.
Advisor Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.
Custodian Desjardins Trust Inc.
Registrar Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.
Distributor Credential Asset Management Inc.
Auditor Ernst & Young LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 500
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 5,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.33%
Management Fee 1.75%
Load Choice of Front or No Load
FE Max 5.00%
DSC Max 6.00%
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 0.50%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) -
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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