(As of 8/31/2020)

RBC Life Science and Technology Fund Series A

(U.S. Equity)

FundGrade A+® Rating recipient
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Inception Return
7.19 %
YTD Return 25.89 %
Change $0.62 / 2.24 %
Growth of $10,000 (As of August 31, 2020)
MER 2.06 %
Assets ($mil) $377.24
Rank (1Yr) 75/1774
Std Dev (3Yr) 14.12 %
Volatility Ranking (3Yr) 7/10
RRSP Eligibility Yes
Load No Load
Max Front End -
Max Back End -
Sales Status Open
The objective of the fund is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund invests primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies whose businesses relate to life sciences and technology and are expected to benefit from scientific and technological advances.
Management Co.
RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
Rob Cavallo, Raymond Mawhinney
Asset Allocation
(As of May 31, 2020)
Sector Allocation
(As of May 31, 2020)
Geographic Allocation
(As of May 31, 2020)
Top 10 Holdings
Microsoft CorpUS EquityTechnologyUnited States9.82%
Apple IncUS EquityTechnologyUnited States9.57%
Alphabet Inc Cl AUS EquityTechnologyUnited States7.40%
Facebook Inc Cl AUS EquityTechnologyUnited States4.62%
Visa Inc Cl AUS EquityFinancial ServicesUnited States2.91%
Johnson & JohnsonUS EquityHealthcareUnited States2.75%
UnitedHealth Group IncUS EquityHealthcareUnited States2.69%
Cash & Cash EquivalentsCash and EquivalentsCash and Cash EquivalentCanada2.43%
MasterCard IncUS EquityFinancial ServicesUnited States2.35%
NVIDIA CorpUS EquityTechnologyUnited States1.93%

Performance Data (As of August 31, 2020)
  Return (%) Annualized Return (%)
Return 1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Fund 5.91 12.51 28.27 25.89 37.91 22.56 17.04 19.35
Benchmark 4.29 9.24 16.19 10.20 19.62 16.04 14.26 17.51
Quartile Ranking 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Calendar Return (%) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund 25.94 8.77 22.08 -0.84 21.82 26.86 49.09 7.22 -3.13 11.56
Benchmark 25.18 3.98 13.80 8.65 20.77 24.19 41.93 13.16 4.41 8.81
Quartile Ranking 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 3 2
MSCI ESG Fund Metrics (As of September 01, 2020)
76th Percentile - Global

The MSCI ESG Quality Score measures the ability of underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors.

ESG Leaders are companies with a best in class MSCI ESG Rating. ESG Laggards are companies with a worst in class MSCI ESG Rating. MSCI ESG Ratings is designed to identify ESG risks or opportunities that may not be captured through conventional financial analysis. Companies are rated on a AAA-CCC scale relative to the standards and performance of their industry peers, according to analysis of thousands of data points across 36 key ESG issues.

The percentage of the portfolio's market value exposed to companies flagged for one or more standard SRI exclusion factors (alcohol, civilian firearms, gambling, weapons, cluster bombs, landmines, nuclear power, GMOs, and tobacco).

The portfolio weighted average of each company’s percent of revenue generated by Sustainable Impact Solutions (goods and services that address at least one of the world’s social and environmental challenges), as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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