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Desjardins Low Volatility Global Equity Fund A Class

Global Equity

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Fundata ESG Grade C

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NAVPS
(05-17-2024)
$13.44
Change
$0.04 (0.27%)

As at April 30, 2024

As at April 30, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Desjardins Low Volatility Global Equity Fund A Class

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (January 26, 2015): 4.69%

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 -1.66% 4.92% 12.95% 7.29% 10.14% 8.04% 5.26% 5.11% 3.23% 2.98% 3.10% 4.82% 4.91% -
Benchmark -1.84% 6.75% 18.70% 8.25% 18.76% 13.40% 7.92% 13.07% 9.85% 9.77% 9.47% 11.38% 9.88% 10.74%
Category Average -2.59% 16.87% 16.87% 6.65% 13.80% 9.73% 4.96% 10.77% 7.61% 7.52% 7.30% 8.66% 7.25% 7.76%
Category Rank 479 / 2,062 1,232 / 2,040 1,734 / 2,032 883 / 2,036 1,488 / 1,943 1,462 / 1,798 960 / 1,636 1,454 / 1,505 1,401 / 1,447 1,189 / 1,243 1,025 / 1,089 895 / 926 723 / 793 -
Quartile Ranking 1 3 4 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 -

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Fund -3.38% 1.44% 1.11% 0.47% -2.62% 0.56% 4.37% 0.88% 2.25% 3.58% 3.01% -1.66%
Benchmark -0.97% 2.98% 3.28% -0.19% -4.15% -0.71% 6.95% 2.53% 1.41% 5.64% 2.94% -1.84%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

7.38% (July 2015)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-6.84% (February 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund - - 4.27% 11.16% -7.24% 12.96% -3.42% 10.05% -7.37% 7.46%
Benchmark 13.97% 16.88% 5.18% 16.29% -1.79% 21.41% 13.15% 17.62% -12.64% 19.37%
Category Average 8.33% 8.98% 3.86% 14.23% -5.38% 19.94% 11.73% 16.21% -13.86% 15.08%
Quartile Ranking - - 2 3 3 4 4 4 1 4
Category Rank - - 424/ 883 759/ 1,053 875/ 1,203 1,249/ 1,407 1,429/ 1,488 1,436/ 1,604 271/ 1,758 1,775/ 1,919

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

12.96% (2019)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-7.37% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
US Equity 61.74
International Equity 31.72
Canadian Equity 5.92
Income Trust Units 0.46
Cash and Equivalents 0.16

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Technology 16.98
Healthcare 15.30
Financial Services 14.38
Consumer Goods 11.36
Industrial Goods 7.33
Other 34.65

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 67.81
Europe 16.96
Asia 13.91
Latin America 0.51
Other 0.81

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Microsoft Corp 4.80
Eli Lilly and Co 1.35
Exxon Mobil Corp 0.91
AmerisourceBergen Corp 0.89
Merck & Co Inc 0.87
Ucb SA 0.86
Visa Inc Cl A 0.84
UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.83
Amphenol Corp Cl A 0.83
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc 0.83

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 Low Volatility Global Equity Fund A Class

Median

Other - Global Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 9.68% 9.72% -
Beta 0.68% 0.64% -
Alpha 0.00% -0.03% -
Rsquared 0.82% 0.78% -
Sharpe 0.29% 0.17% -
Sortino 0.39% 0.09% -
Treynor 0.04% 0.03% -
Tax Efficiency 83.36% 83.71% -
Volatility Volatility rating is 4 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 4 on a scale of 1 to 10 -

Risk Rating

Rating 4 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 8.31% 9.68% 9.72% -
Beta 0.66% 0.68% 0.64% -
Alpha -0.02% 0.00% -0.03% -
Rsquared 0.78% 0.82% 0.78% -
Sharpe 0.63% 0.29% 0.17% -
Sortino 1.40% 0.39% 0.09% -
Treynor 0.08% 0.04% 0.03% -
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 83.36% 83.71% -

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 26, 2015
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $463

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
DJT00134

Investment Objectives

The objective of this Fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation, while minimizing the portfolio's volatility. To achieve this, the Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity and equity-related securities of companies located anywhere in the world, including emerging markets.

Investment Strategy

The management of the Fund’s assets is assigned to a sub-manager who combines bottom-up fundamental research and quantitative analysis to select securities for the Fund. In addition, quantitative modeling is used at the portfolio level to aim to reduce the Fund’s overall volatility. The portfolio construction process is comprised of the four following main steps.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. 07-23-2019
Fidelity Investments Canada ULC 12-01-2021

Management and Organization

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

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 1,000
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 1,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.24%
Management Fee 1.72%
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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