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NEI Global Sustainable Balanced Fund Series A

Global Neutral Balanced

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NAVPS
(04-17-2024)
$10.29
Change
-$0.05 (-0.50%)

As at March 31, 2024

As at February 29, 2024

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NEI Global Sustainable Balanced Fund Series A

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Fund Returns

Inception Return (September 29, 1989): 4.60%

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 2.32% 5.63% 15.46% 5.63% 9.63% 4.78% 1.90% 7.48% 4.72% 4.37% 3.83% 3.52% 2.62% 3.11%
Benchmark 1.80% 5.77% 13.57% 5.77% 12.38% 6.05% 3.87% 6.63% 5.64% 5.56% 5.88% 6.44% 5.97% 7.01%
Category Average 1.96% 12.03% 12.03% 4.49% 10.15% 3.31% 3.22% 7.67% 4.79% 4.62% 4.52% 5.09% 4.15% 4.67%
Category Rank 379 / 1,733 403 / 1,733 91 / 1,709 403 / 1,733 958 / 1,682 480 / 1,615 1,175 / 1,432 672 / 1,354 686 / 1,299 659 / 1,164 658 / 1,004 830 / 933 756 / 822 632 / 689
Quartile Ranking 1 1 1 1 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 4 4 4

Monthly Return

Monthly Return
Return % Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Fund 0.07% -2.17% 1.94% 0.55% -1.37% -4.05% -2.20% 6.99% 4.46% -0.09% 3.33% 2.32%
Benchmark 1.29% -1.31% 0.46% 1.75% 0.57% -3.70% 0.21% 5.00% 2.05% 0.78% 3.10% 1.80%

Best Monthly Return Since Inception

7.92% (July 2022)

Worst Monthly Return Since Inception

-13.41% (August 1998)

Calendar Return (%)

Calendar Return
Return % 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund 6.74% -0.85% -0.55% 3.83% -5.62% 12.64% 11.80% 9.96% -16.63% 10.04%
Benchmark 12.44% 17.05% 2.39% 8.66% 2.68% 12.26% 11.12% 6.48% -11.62% 11.69%
Category Average 7.77% 2.99% 5.05% 7.69% -3.99% 13.52% 7.16% 9.69% -11.26% 9.53%
Quartile Ranking 4 4 4 4 4 3 1 2 4 2
Category Rank 582/ 680 715/ 804 899/ 913 927/ 999 1,003/ 1,143 651/ 1,255 178/ 1,340 535/ 1,423 1,518/ 1,562 714/ 1,681

Best Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

12.64% (2019)

Worst Calendar Return (Last 10 years)

-16.63% (2022)

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation
Name Percent
International Equity 31.25
US Equity 27.29
Foreign Corporate Bonds 18.84
Foreign Government Bonds 8.23
Cash and Equivalents 5.95
Other 8.44

Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation
Name Percent
Fixed Income 35.51
Industrial Goods 16.95
Technology 12.66
Basic Materials 8.13
Industrial Services 7.15
Other 19.60

Geographic Allocation

Geographic Allocation
Name Percent
North America 64.15
Europe 30.16
Asia 5.03
Multi-National 0.22
Other 0.44

Top Holdings

Top Holdings
Name Percent
NEI Environmental Leaders Fund Series I 59.08
CAD/USD FWD 20240530 40.61
US Dollar 1.81
European Investment Bank 3.88% 15-Mar-2028 0.43
International Bank Recon Dvlpt 3.88% 14-Feb-2030 0.43
Inter-American Developmnt Bank 0.34% 15-Oct-2024 0.43
Inter-American Developmnt Bank 3.50% 14-Sep-2029 0.42
European Investment Bank 3.75% 14-Feb-2033 0.42
Verizon Communications Inc 4.50% 10-Aug-2033 0.41
Morgan Stanley 5.60% 24-Mar-2050 0.41

Equity Style

Market capitalization is large. Equity style is growth.

Fixed Income Style

Average Duration: M. Average Credit Quality: M.
Period: 

Risk vs Return (3 Yr)

NEI Global Sustainable Balanced Fund Series A

Median

Other - Global Neutral Balanced

3 Yr Annualized

Standard Deviation 12.83% 11.68% 8.78%
Beta 1.32% 1.32% 0.88%
Alpha -0.03% -0.02% -0.03%
Rsquared 0.87% 0.84% 0.59%
Sharpe 0.00% 0.29% 0.24%
Sortino -0.04% 0.28% 0.07%
Treynor 0.00% 0.03% 0.02%
Tax Efficiency - 55.67% 22.19%
Volatility Volatility rating is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 Volatility rating is 4 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 10.91% 12.83% 11.68% 8.78%
Beta 1.31% 1.32% 1.32% 0.88%
Alpha -0.06% -0.03% -0.02% -0.03%
Rsquared 0.81% 0.87% 0.84% 0.59%
Sharpe 0.46% 0.00% 0.29% 0.24%
Sortino 1.18% -0.04% 0.28% 0.07%
Treynor 0.04% 0.00% 0.03% 0.02%
Tax Efficiency 78.45% - 55.67% 22.19%

Fund Details

Start Date September 29, 1989
Instrument Type Mutual Fund (Responsible Investment)
Share Class Commission Based Advice
Legal Status Trust
Sales Status Open
Currency CAD
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Assets ($mil) $316

Fund Codes

FundServ Code Load Code Sales Status
NWT064
NWT10064
NWT164
NWT264
NWT364
NWT664

Investment Objectives

The Fund aims to generate a combination of income and capital appreciation over the long-term by investing in a globally diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities which fit within the Fund’s definition of responsible investing. The Fund follows a responsible approach to investing, as described on pages 74 to 79 of this prospectus. Unitholder approval (by a majority of votes cast at a meeting of unitholders) is required prior to a fundamental change of investment objectives.

Investment Strategy

To achieve its investment objective, the Fund invests in a mix of global equity and fixed income securities, either directly or indirectly through the use of derivatives, as well as securities of mutual funds and/or ETFs, including funds managed by third parties and/or those offered and managed by the Portfolio Manager.

Portfolio Manager(s)

Name Start Date
Hubert Aarts 05-01-2020
Peter Schwab 05-01-2020
Anthony Trzcinka 05-01-2020
Siddharth Jha 05-01-2020
Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P. 05-01-2020

Management and Organization

Fund Manager Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.
Advisor Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.
Custodian Desjardins Trust Inc.
Registrar Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P.
Distributor Credential Asset Management Inc.
Auditor Ernst & Young LLP

Investment Minimums

RSP Eligible Yes
PAC Allowed Yes
PAC Initial Investment 500
PAC Subsequent 25
SWP Allowed Yes
SWP Min Balance 5,000
SWP Min Withdrawal 100

Fees

MER 2.17%
Management Fee 1.70%
Load Choice of Front or Back
FE Max 5.00%
DSC Max 6.00%
Trailer Fee Max (FE) 1.00%
Trailer Fee Max (DSC) 0.50%
Trailer Fee Max (NL) 0.00%
Trailer Fee Max (LL) -

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