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BMO Ascent Conservative Portfolio Series A

Global Fixed Inc Balanced

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FundGrade C

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NAVPS
(05-17-2024)
$10.61
Change
$0.00 (-0.03%)

As at April 30, 2024

As at April 30, 2024

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BMO Ascent Conservative Portfolio Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (September 18, 2017): 2.22%

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 -1.92% 1.12% 9.56% 0.99% 3.67% 2.56% 0.07% 2.10% 1.59% 2.05% - - - -
Benchmark -1.39% 1.04% 6.97% 1.41% 3.16% 3.96% -0.13% -0.15% 1.36% 2.32% 1.96% 3.11% 3.45% 4.08%
Category Average -1.83% 8.27% 8.27% 0.43% 3.66% 2.51% 0.04% 2.68% 2.17% 2.49% 2.27% 2.88% 2.43% 2.78%
Category Rank 635 / 944 246 / 944 140 / 937 315 / 944 430 / 892 497 / 883 441 / 797 448 / 758 472 / 723 392 / 622 - - - -
Quartile Ranking 3 2 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 - - - -

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Fund -2.34% 0.93% 0.64% -0.77% -3.01% -0.88% 5.20% 3.12% -0.13% 1.26% 1.82% -1.92%
Benchmark -1.55% -1.21% 0.72% 1.08% -3.41% 0.82% 3.70% 1.73% 0.36% 1.41% 1.04% -1.39%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

5.77% (April 2020)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-7.02% (March 2020)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund - - - - -1.58% 7.80% 6.62% 4.33% -11.98% 7.39%
Benchmark 11.35% 16.91% 0.39% 3.81% 5.53% 6.30% 9.09% -0.49% -11.13% 6.74%
Category Average 6.43% 1.21% 4.39% 5.49% -2.85% 9.97% 7.08% 4.51% -11.10% 7.71%
Quartile Ranking - - - - 2 4 2 3 3 3
Category Rank - - - - 237/ 607 606/ 691 364/ 746 410/ 797 610/ 851 558/ 892

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

7.80% (2019)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-11.98% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
Foreign Corporate Bonds 18.15
US Equity 16.26
International Equity 16.07
Canadian Government Bonds 12.66
Canadian Bonds - Funds 11.92
Other 24.94

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Fixed Income 53.83
Financial Services 9.02
Technology 7.46
Cash and Cash Equivalent 5.22
Consumer Goods 3.22
Other 21.25

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 77.55
Europe 8.35
Asia 5.89
Multi-National 4.59
Latin America 1.94
Other 1.68

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF (ZAG) 16.95
BMO Mid-Term U.S. IG Corp Bond Hedged to CAD (ZMU) 13.29
BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (ZSP) 12.51
BMO Core Plus Bond Fund Series I 11.92
BMO MSCI EAFE Index ETF (ZEA) 10.15
BMO S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (ZCN) 5.71
BMO Emerging Markets Bond Fund Advisor Ser 4.52
BMO High Yield US Corp Bond Hgd to C$ Ix ETF (ZHY) 4.16
The Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC Securities ETR 2.60
BMO Global Infrastructure Fund Series I 2.41

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

Average Duration: M. Average Credit Quality: M.
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Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

BMO Ascent Conservative Portfolio Series A

Median

Other - Global Fixed Inc Balanced

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 8.37% 8.23% -
Beta 0.95% 0.92% -
Alpha 0.00% 0.00% -
Rsquared 0.71% 0.49% -
Sharpe -0.28% -0.01% -
Sortino -0.42% -0.18% -
Treynor -0.02% 0.00% -
Tax Efficiency - 59.03% -
Volatility Volatility rating is 4 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 3 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 8.18% 8.37% 8.23% -
Beta 1.07% 0.95% 0.92% -
Alpha 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -
Rsquared 0.72% 0.71% 0.49% -
Sharpe -0.11% -0.28% -0.01% -
Sortino 0.18% -0.42% -0.18% -
Treynor -0.01% -0.02% 0.00% -
Tax Efficiency 80.00% - 59.03% -

Fund Details

Start Date September 18, 2017
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Assets ($mil) $443

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
BMO273
BMO70273

Investment Objectives

This fund’s objective is to preserve the value of your investment and provide moderate potential for growth by investing primarily, directly or indirectly, in global equities and fixed income securities.

Investment Strategy

These are the strategies the portfolio manager uses to try to achieve the fund’s objective: employs a proprietary model based on fundamental analysis to identify and select investments that may demonstrate superior earnings growth and positive price momentum; employs a strategic asset allocation strategy and may dynamically shift the fund’s exposure across asset classes and markets.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Steven Shepherd 07-25-2019
Robert Armstrong 04-23-2024

Management and Organization

Fund Manager BMO Investments Inc.
Advisor BMO Asset Management Inc.
Custodian State Street Trust Company Canada
Registrar BMO Investments Inc.
Distributor BMO Investments Inc.
Auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 50
PAC Subsequent 50
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 10,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 1.58%
Management Fee 1.40%
Load No Load
FE Max -
DSC Max -
Trailer Fee Max (FE) -
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) -
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 0.75%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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