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Chou Asia Fund Series A

Miscellaneous - Other

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NAVPS
(04-22-2024)
$23.16
Change
$0.11 (0.47%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at June 30, 2023

As at February 29, 2024

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Chou Asia Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (September 19, 2003): 7.92%

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 -2.06% -3.44% -5.74% -3.44% 11.41% 12.69% 1.18% 18.74% 11.56% 7.91% 7.69% 8.65% 6.63% 7.23%
Benchmark 4.14% 6.62% 15.26% 6.62% 13.96% 3.95% 9.11% 16.99% 9.96% 9.65% 8.48% 9.70% 7.76% 7.67%
Category Average 0.24% 4.85% 4.85% 1.47% 9.73% 6.19% 3.77% 8.54% 8.73% 5.66% 4.87% 5.44% 4.09% 4.64%
Category Rank 12 / 12 12 / 12 12 / 12 12 / 12 6 / 12 2 / 12 8 / 12 2 / 11 2 / 11 2 / 11 - - - -
Quartile Ranking 4 4 4 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 - - - -

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 0.39% 0.42% 3.40% 7.91% 5.58% -0.48% -4.01% 2.48% -0.76% -3.69% 2.37% -2.06%
Benchmark 2.90% -4.95% 3.36% 2.58% -1.37% -3.33% -3.21% 7.48% 3.91% 0.55% 1.82% 4.14%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

16.99% (September 2020)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-14.29% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 7.59% 5.49% 2.12% 21.12% -12.72% 1.02% 66.11% -1.70% -6.58% 16.98%
Benchmark 10.55% -8.32% 21.08% 9.10% -8.89% 22.88% 5.60% 25.09% -5.84% 11.75%
Category Average 7.50% 1.10% 4.45% 6.11% -16.12% 20.78% 18.07% 7.80% -6.20% 10.49%
Quartile Ranking - - - - 4 4 1 4 2 1
Category Rank - - - - 11/ 11 10/ 11 2/ 11 10/ 12 4/ 12 2/ 12

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

66.11% (2020)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-12.72% (2018)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 66.26
Foreign Corporate Bonds 25.26
Cash and Equivalents 7.52
Canadian Corporate Bonds 0.95
Other 0.01

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Technology 26.34
Fixed Income 26.21
Financial Services 22.91
Cash and Cash Equivalent 7.53
Consumer Goods 6.67
Other 10.34

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Asia 62.91
North America 34.41
Other 2.68

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
USD SWEEP VII CIBC MELLON 1.50% 31-Dec-2049 25.26
BYD Electronic International Co Ltd 17.10
IDFC Ltd 10.95
Shriram Finance Ltd 9.54
China Yuchai International Ltd 6.67
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd - GDR 5.04
New Zealand Dollar 4.78
AJIS Co Ltd 4.34
Pyne Gould Corp Ltd 3.35
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - ADR 2.45

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is blend.

Fixed Income Style

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

Chou Asia Fund Series A

Median

Other - Miscellaneous - Other

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 16.08% 21.49% 16.93%
Beta 0.20% 0.48% 0.44%
Alpha 0.01% 0.08% 0.05%
Rsquared 0.03% 0.12% 0.11%
Sharpe -0.01% 0.53% 0.41%
Sortino -0.05% 0.79% 0.52%
Treynor -0.01% 0.24% 0.16%
Tax Efficiency - 85.28% 82.93%
Volatility Volatility rating is 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10

Risk Rating

Rating 9 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 12.40% 16.08% 21.49% 16.93%
Beta 0.22% 0.20% 0.48% 0.44%
Alpha 0.08% 0.01% 0.08% 0.05%
Rsquared 0.05% 0.03% 0.12% 0.11%
Sharpe 0.55% -0.01% 0.53% 0.41%
Sortino 1.34% -0.05% 0.79% 0.52%
Treynor 0.30% -0.01% 0.24% 0.16%
Tax Efficiency 96.41% - 85.28% 82.93%

Fundata ESG Metrics

Fundata ESG Score

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Fundata E Score

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Fundata G Score

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Fund Details

Start Date September 19, 2003
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $15

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
CHO300

Investment Objectives

The Fund's objective is to provide long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in the securities markets of Asia considered by the Manager to be undervalued. Investments may be made in securities markets outside of Asia. Investments may include common and preferred shares, convertible debentures, warrants, government and corporate bonds and short-term indebtedness.

Investment Strategy

The investment process followed in selecting equity investments, convertible debentures, warrants, government and corporate bonds and short-term indebtedness for the Funds is a value-oriented approach to investing that focuses on the Asian market. This involves a detailed analysis of the strengths of individual companies, with much less emphasis on short-term market factors.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Francis Chou 08-26-2003

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Chou Associates Management Inc.
Advisor Chou Associates Management Inc.
Custodian CIBC Mellon Trust Company
Registrar CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company
Distributor -
Auditor Grant Thornton LLP

Investment Minimums

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

Fees

MER 1.80%
Management Fee 1.50%
Load Front Fee Only
FE Max 2.00%
DSC Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 0.50%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) -
Trailer Fee Max (NL) -
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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