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Desjardins Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund A Class

Cdn Small/Mid Cap Equity

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NAVPS
(06-24-2024)
$44.75
Change
$0.39 (0.87%)

As at May 31, 2024

As at May 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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Desjardins Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund A Class

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (January 07, 1994): 6.29%

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 -0.80% -1.11% 8.93% 4.99% 7.93% -2.30% -1.12% 8.01% 6.83% 4.80% 4.89% 4.02% 3.18% 3.49%
Benchmark 2.65% 10.53% 15.15% 10.97% 17.36% 3.16% 2.11% 15.26% 9.41% 5.47% 5.57% 5.96% 5.35% 4.02%
Category Average 0.61% 9.63% 9.63% 5.04% 11.14% 3.72% 2.22% 11.90% 7.66% 5.24% 4.91% 5.30% 4.32% 3.91%
Category Rank 113 / 205 118 / 205 121 / 202 88 / 202 151 / 201 190 / 199 142 / 191 161 / 183 122 / 177 107 / 170 100 / 168 125 / 158 106 / 134 101 / 130
Quartile Ranking 3 3 3 2 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Fund 2.06% 1.52% -2.25% -5.77% -2.74% 6.75% 3.75% 2.29% 3.79% 2.23% -2.48% -0.80%
Benchmark 0.59% 6.09% -1.31% -5.24% -2.58% 4.84% 3.76% -0.37% 0.77% 7.49% 0.17% 2.65%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

22.32% (February 2000)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-24.62% (October 2008)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 9.27% -0.71% 11.04% -2.32% -14.22% 25.48% 17.76% 23.28% -17.86% -0.38%
Benchmark -2.34% -13.31% 38.48% 2.75% -18.17% 15.84% 12.87% 20.27% -9.29% 4.79%
Category Average 3.45% -6.13% 18.01% 3.43% -15.15% 16.59% 11.91% 22.35% -11.32% 6.49%
Quartile Ranking 2 2 4 4 2 1 2 2 4 4
Category Rank 45/ 128 45/ 133 127/ 155 152/ 160 83/ 169 41/ 176 67/ 179 91/ 191 150/ 199 165/ 201

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

25.48% (2019)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-17.86% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
Canadian Equity 95.32
International Equity 2.09
Income Trust Units 1.70
Cash and Equivalents 0.89

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Basic Materials 18.09
Financial Services 13.81
Energy 12.62
Real Estate 12.06
Technology 11.16
Other 32.26

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 97.91
Asia 2.09

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
EQB Inc 3.53
Mainstreet Equity Corp 3.53
Alamos Gold Inc Cl A 3.44
goeasy Ltd 3.23
Colliers International Group Inc 3.03
Lumine Group Inc 2.97
Boyd Group Services Inc 2.85
Headwater Exploration Inc 2.82
Trisura Group Ltd 2.75
Stella-Jones Inc 2.72

Equity Style

Market capitalization is small. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

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

Desjardins Canadian Small Cap Equity Fund A Class

Median

Other - Cdn Small/Mid Cap Equity

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 15.32% 20.53% 16.68%
Beta 0.78% 0.76% 0.73%
Alpha -0.03% -0.01% 0.00%
Rsquared 0.70% 0.85% 0.78%
Sharpe -0.19% 0.33% 0.20%
Sortino -0.25% 0.39% 0.15%
Treynor -0.04% 0.09% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency - 94.96% 95.12%
Volatility Volatility rating is 8 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 8 out of ten

Annualized Key Ratio Period Comparison

Key Ratio
Key Ratio 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Standard Deviation 12.25% 15.32% 20.53% 16.68%
Beta 0.68% 0.78% 0.76% 0.73%
Alpha -0.03% -0.03% -0.01% 0.00%
Rsquared 0.50% 0.70% 0.85% 0.78%
Sharpe 0.29% -0.19% 0.33% 0.20%
Sortino 0.69% -0.25% 0.39% 0.15%
Treynor 0.05% -0.04% 0.09% 0.05%
Tax Efficiency 100.00% - 94.96% 95.12%

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 07, 1994
Instrument Type Mutual Fund
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Annual
Assets ($mil) $185

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
DJT00062

Investment Objectives

The objective of this Fund is long-term capital appreciation. It invests primarily in equity securities of small-capitalization Canadian corporations. Any modification of the fundamental investment objective must be approved by the unitholders by a majority vote at a meeting called for this purpose.

Investment Strategy

The management of this Fund is assigned to a sub-manager who favours a growth-at-a-reasonable-price management style that is based on a bottom-up approach.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. 08-11-2021
Fiera Capital Corporation 08-11-2021

Management and Organization

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

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 25
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 10,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.35%
Management Fee 1.85%
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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