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BMO Japan Fund Series A

Geographic Equity

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Fundata ESG Grade A

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NAVPS
(04-22-2024)
$12.07
Change
$0.17 (1.42%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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BMO Japan Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (August 21, 2017): 4.13%

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 1.57% 9.45% 14.99% 9.45% 20.21% 11.26% 3.57% 7.21% 4.87% 2.69% - - - -
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 1.90% 16.61% 16.61% 9.75% 26.90% 12.31% 9.03% 17.22% 9.46% 6.89% 8.45% 9.53% 7.29% 7.75%
Category Rank 19 / 30 19 / 30 23 / 30 19 / 30 25 / 30 22 / 30 24 / 27 26 / 27 25 / 26 22 / 23 - - - -
Quartile Ranking 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 - - - -

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 5.60% 1.19% 0.21% 0.91% -0.67% -2.60% -1.56% 4.89% 1.74% 3.93% 3.69% 1.57%
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

10.98% (November 2022)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-7.90% (October 2018)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund - - - - -10.14% 7.91% 12.90% -1.60% -15.11% 18.66%
Benchmark 10.55% -8.32% 21.08% 9.10% -8.89% 22.88% 5.60% 25.09% -5.84% 11.75%
Category Average 5.58% 3.66% 2.24% 28.39% -9.85% 12.16% 14.68% 11.64% -10.77% 19.30%
Quartile Ranking - - - - 3 3 3 4 3 2
Category Rank - - - - 15/ 23 17/ 25 15/ 27 23/ 27 16/ 27 9/ 30

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

18.66% (2023)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-15.11% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 98.71
Cash and Equivalents 1.29

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Consumer Goods 19.53
Industrial Goods 19.24
Healthcare 12.21
Industrial Services 9.52
Financial Services 9.31
Other 30.19

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
Asia 98.85
North America 1.15

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
Keyence Corp 5.39
Toyota Motor Corp 4.43
Nintendo Co Ltd 4.00
KDDI Corp 4.00
Hoya Corp 3.76
Komatsu Ltd 3.39
Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd 3.11
Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd 3.07
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd 2.54
Tokyo Electron Ltd 2.51

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is value.

Fixed Income Style

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

BMO Japan Fund Series A

Median

Other - Geographic Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 13.98% 12.71% -
Beta 0.57% 0.40% -
Alpha -0.01% 0.01% -
Rsquared 0.29% 0.24% -
Sharpe 0.13% 0.28% -
Sortino 0.16% 0.31% -
Treynor 0.03% 0.09% -
Tax Efficiency 95.07% 96.89% -
Volatility Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 5 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 8.87% 13.98% 12.71% -
Beta 0.43% 0.57% 0.40% -
Alpha 0.13% -0.01% 0.01% -
Rsquared 0.39% 0.29% 0.24% -
Sharpe 1.60% 0.13% 0.28% -
Sortino 4.54% 0.16% 0.31% -
Treynor 0.33% 0.03% 0.09% -
Tax Efficiency 100.00% 95.07% 96.89% -

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 August 21, 2017
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $20

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
BMO240
BMO70240

Investment Objectives

This fund's objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies located in Japan or other companies that benefit from exposure to Japan.

Investment Strategy

These are the strategies the portfolio manager uses to try and achieve the fund’s objective: the fund invests in a core portfolio of equity securities that are selected by examining the financial statistics of each potential investment, looking for factors such as company size, momentum, sector and the sensitivity of each potential investment to market movements (beta).

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Columbia Threadneedle Management Limited 05-30-2023

Management and Organization

Fund Manager BMO Investments Inc.
Advisor Columbia Threadneedle Management Limited
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 1.96%
Management Fee 1.60%
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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