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Brandes U.S. Equity Fund Series A

U.S. Equity

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NAVPS
(05-24-2024)
$26.96
Change
-$0.02 (-0.08%)

As at April 30, 2024

As at April 30, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Brandes U.S. Equity Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (July 02, 2002): 5.00%

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 -3.04% 7.46% 18.93% 10.68% 19.93% 13.60% 10.58% 16.20% 10.81% 10.56% 9.15% 11.39% 9.95% 10.87%
Benchmark -2.70% 7.00% 19.89% 10.21% 24.18% 16.33% 12.19% 16.16% 13.73% 14.54% 13.35% 15.12% 13.99% 14.98%
Category Average -3.34% 18.94% 18.94% 8.14% 20.65% 12.22% 7.69% 13.48% 10.38% 10.73% 10.14% 11.37% 10.04% 10.81%
Category Rank 595 / 1,370 318 / 1,364 836 / 1,349 423 / 1,355 838 / 1,285 644 / 1,226 312 / 1,153 175 / 1,090 536 / 989 547 / 887 585 / 815 457 / 716 409 / 650 370 / 575
Quartile Ranking 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 3 3 3

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Fund -2.10% 4.22% 2.32% -0.48% -1.65% -1.30% 3.77% 3.55% 3.00% 4.88% 5.67% -3.04%
Benchmark 0.62% 3.76% 2.72% 1.05% -4.85% 0.44% 6.86% 1.80% 3.00% 6.70% 3.07% -2.70%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

14.47% (March 2009)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-16.22% (September 2008)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 22.16% 11.03% 13.36% 5.47% -0.91% 16.11% 3.03% 25.75% 2.73% 7.84%
Benchmark 24.19% 20.77% 8.65% 13.80% 3.98% 25.18% 16.07% 28.16% -12.52% 23.32%
Category Average 16.59% 10.40% 6.16% 13.43% -2.19% 22.72% 13.97% 23.22% -14.41% 18.85%
Quartile Ranking 1 3 1 4 3 4 4 2 1 4
Category Rank 124/ 548 451/ 639 43/ 687 765/ 777 487/ 869 896/ 944 918/ 1,057 349/ 1,133 43/ 1,190 1,156/ 1,254

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

25.75% (2021)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-0.91% (2018)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 87.90
International Equity 9.33
Canadian Equity 1.74
Cash and Equivalents 1.03

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Financial Services 27.75
Healthcare 16.44
Technology 14.71
Industrial Goods 8.21
Energy 7.93
Other 24.96

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 90.67
Europe 5.82
Asia 1.97
Latin America 1.54

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Chevron Corp 3.78
Wells Fargo & Co 3.24
Bank of America Corp 3.06
Fiserv Inc 2.84
Merck & Co Inc 2.83
Alphabet Inc Cl C 2.72
Halliburton Co 2.70
Citigroup Inc 2.63
McKesson Corp 2.61
Cigna Corp 2.49

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)

Brandes U.S. Equity Fund Series A

Median

Other - U.S. Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 13.02% 15.62% 13.31%
Beta 0.71% 0.89% 0.89%
Alpha 0.02% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.62% 0.68% 0.72%
Sharpe 0.63% 0.61% 0.74%
Sortino 1.06% 0.87% 0.99%
Treynor 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
Tax Efficiency 99.78% 99.86% 99.91%
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 10.64% 13.02% 15.62% 13.31%
Beta 0.73% 0.71% 0.89% 0.89%
Alpha 0.02% 0.02% -0.01% -0.02%
Rsquared 0.65% 0.62% 0.68% 0.72%
Sharpe 1.32% 0.63% 0.61% 0.74%
Sortino 3.31% 1.06% 0.87% 0.99%
Treynor 0.19% 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
Tax Efficiency 99.65% 99.78% 99.86% 99.91%

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 July 02, 2002
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $91

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
BIP141
BIP215
BIP241

Investment Objectives

The fundamental investment objective of Brandes U.S. Equity Fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the equity securities of U.S. issuers with equity market capitalizations that exceed $1 billion at the time of purchase.

Investment Strategy

Brandes LP is a Graham & Dodd value-oriented, global investment adviser that applies fundamental analysis to bottom-up security selection. Brandes LP believes that consistently buying businesses at discounts to conservative estimates of their intrinsic value has the potential to produce competitive long-term results.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Brandes Investment Partners L.P. 07-02-2002
Brent Fredberg 07-02-2002
Jim Brown 07-02-2002
Kenneth Little 07-02-2002
Ted Kim 07-02-2002
Brian A. Matthews 07-02-2002

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Bridgehouse Asset Managers
Advisor Bridgehouse Asset Managers
Custodian State Street Trust Company Canada
Registrar International Financial Data Services (Canada) Ltd
Distributor -
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 1,000
PAC Subsequent 100
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 10,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.07%
Management Fee 1.65%
Load Choice of Front or No Load
FE Max 5.00%
DSC Max 5.50%
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) -
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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