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Russell Investments Global Smaller Companies Pool Series B

Global Small/Mid Cap Eq

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NAVPS
(06-13-2024)
$11.28
Change
-$0.12 (-1.08%)

As at May 31, 2024

As at November 30, 2023

As at February 29, 2024

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Russell Investments Global Smaller Companies Pool Series B

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (October 25, 2010): 4.58%

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 3.91% 4.64% 16.01% 9.44% 17.73% 9.98% 3.58% 11.94% 7.71% 4.76% 5.41% 6.73% 5.31% 4.23%
Benchmark 2.98% 3.56% 13.33% 7.33% 20.50% 11.43% 4.54% 11.13% 8.64% 6.46% 6.99% 8.50% 7.31% 8.65%
Category Average 3.74% 12.46% 12.46% 6.82% 16.04% 9.19% 1.62% 9.42% 7.17% 4.60% 4.83% 6.03% 4.76% 5.63%
Category Rank 94 / 274 100 / 274 28 / 271 88 / 271 104 / 267 108 / 242 90 / 232 74 / 203 104 / 181 96 / 155 90 / 144 76 / 137 87 / 123 82 / 90
Quartile Ranking 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Fund 3.71% 2.97% -1.45% -4.64% -4.07% 5.40% 6.00% -0.47% 5.09% 4.29% -3.43% 3.91%
Benchmark 4.01% 4.07% -0.53% -4.79% -3.18% 7.14% 5.59% -1.54% 5.26% 3.87% -3.18% 2.98%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

12.79% (November 2020)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-17.43% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund -1.26% -0.68% 3.66% 11.57% -10.59% 17.04% 5.86% 19.36% -11.47% 9.37%
Benchmark 9.59% 16.61% 7.47% 15.40% -7.34% 20.09% 11.07% 15.50% -13.14% 14.59%
Category Average 6.30% 9.56% 3.48% 12.62% -10.42% 13.76% 14.53% 12.37% -15.59% 12.82%
Quartile Ranking 4 4 3 3 3 2 4 1 2 3
Category Rank 86/ 88 107/ 108 73/ 137 91/ 142 107/ 152 85/ 178 140/ 184 29/ 219 109/ 241 185/ 257

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

19.36% (2021)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-11.47% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 43.65
International Equity 43.58
Cash and Equivalents 7.51
Canadian Equity 4.41
Income Trust Units 0.85

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Financial Services 13.04
Technology 12.68
Industrial Goods 11.31
Real Estate 9.72
Industrial Services 9.52
Other 43.73

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 55.25
Europe 26.01
Asia 16.81
Latin America 1.75
Africa and Middle East 0.15
Other 0.03

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
RICL CAD CASH MGT FND SERIES O 4.83
CANADIAN DOLLAR 2.12
Pandora A/S 0.89
NV Bekaert SA 0.84
Bank of Ireland Group PLC 0.63
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd 0.62
Balfour Beatty PLC 0.58
Nishi-Nippon Financial Holdings Inc 0.58
Kyushu Financial Group Inc 0.50
Ringkjoebing Landbobank A/S 0.49

Equity Style

Market capitalization is medium. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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

Russell Investments Global Smaller Companies Pool Series B

Median

Other - Global Small/Mid Cap Eq

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 14.26% 16.74% 14.61%
Beta 0.93% 1.00% 0.96%
Alpha -0.01% -0.01% -0.04%
Rsquared 0.95% 0.96% 0.85%
Sharpe 0.11% 0.41% 0.26%
Sortino 0.16% 0.50% 0.21%
Treynor 0.02% 0.07% 0.04%
Tax Efficiency 52.89% 84.63% 67.86%
Volatility Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 8 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 13.80% 14.26% 16.74% 14.61%
Beta 0.96% 0.93% 1.00% 0.96%
Alpha -0.02% -0.01% -0.01% -0.04%
Rsquared 0.96% 0.95% 0.96% 0.85%
Sharpe 0.90% 0.11% 0.41% 0.26%
Sortino 1.85% 0.16% 0.50% 0.21%
Treynor 0.13% 0.02% 0.07% 0.04%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 52.89% 84.63% 67.86%

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 25, 2010
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $3

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
FRC730
FRC763
FRC764
FRC765

Investment Objectives

The Fund’s investment objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation principally through exposure to equity securities of issuers with a smaller market capitalization. The investment objective cannot be changed unless unitholders of the Fund approve the change at a meeting.

Investment Strategy

The Fund invests primarily in shares of foreign companies, using the following styles: market-oriented, value, growth, quality and small capitalization. The Fund may use derivatives to hedge against changes in the value of the Fund’s investments caused by changes to the exchange rates between the Canadian dollar and other currencies. The Fund may use various derivatives contracts for non-hedging purposes in order to obtain investment exposure on its cash position.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Russell Investments Canada Limited 10-29-2010
Four Seasons Asia Investments Pte. Ltd. 06-22-2020
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc. 06-22-2020
AllianceBernstein Canada Inc. 06-22-2020
Liontrust Investment Partners LLP 06-22-2020
Calamos Advisors LLC 08-04-2021
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG 07-29-2022
Copeland Capital Management, LLC 07-29-2023

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Russell Investments Canada Limited
Advisor Russell Investments Canada Limited
Custodian State Street Trust Company Canada
Registrar International Financial Data Services (Canada) Ltd
Distributor Russell Investments Canada Limited
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 100
PAC Subsequent 100
SWP Allowed No
SWP Min Balance -
SWP Min Withdrawal -

Fees

MER 2.29%
Management Fee 1.95%
Load Choice of Front or No Load
FE Max 5.00%
DSC Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) -
Trailer Fee Max (NL) -
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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