(As of 11/30/2018)

Sun Life Excel High Income Fund Series A

(Emerging Markets Fixed Income)

FundGrade A+® Rating recipient
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Inception Return
4.94 %
YTD Return -4.56 %
Change $0.01 / 0.13 %
Growth of $10,000 (As of November 30, 2018)
MER 2.83 %
Assets ($mil) -
Rank (1Yr) 6/17
Std Dev (3Yr) 8.70 %
Volatility Ranking (3Yr) 6/10
RRSP Eligibility Yes
Load Choice of Front or Back
Max Front End 5.00 %
Max Back End 5.75 %
Sales Status Open
The investment objective of Excel High Income Fund is to seek to achieve total return comprised of a combination of interest income and capital growth by investing primarily in debt securities issued by governmental and corporate issuers located in emerging market countries throughout the world.
Management Co.
Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Sergei Strigo, Christine Tan
Asset Allocation
(As of October 31, 2018)
Sector Allocation
(As of October 31, 2018)
Geographic Allocation
(As of October 31, 2018)
Top 10 Holdings
Brazil Government 10.00% 01-Jan-2023Foreign BondsFixed IncomeLatin America4.58%
Qatar Government 3.25% 02-Jun-2026Foreign BondsFixed IncomeAfrica and Middle East3.60%
Russian Federal Bond - OFZ 8.15% 03-Feb-2027Foreign BondsFixed IncomeOther European3.54%
Republic of South Africa Government Bond 8.00% 31-Jan-2030Foreign BondsFixed IncomeAfrica and Middle East3.38%
Petroleos Mexicanos 7.19% 12-Sep-2024Foreign BondsFixed IncomeLatin America2.37%
Indonesia Government 7.00% 15-May-2027Foreign BondsFixed IncomeAsia/Pacific Rim2.36%
South Africa Government 8.75% 31-Jan-2044Foreign BondsFixed IncomeAfrica and Middle East2.27%
Abu Dhabi Government International Bond 3.13% 11-Oct-2027Foreign BondsFixed IncomeOther2.20%
Petrobras Global Finance BV 4.38% 20-May-2023Foreign BondsFixed IncomeEuropean Union2.19%
Colombia Government 7.50% 26-Aug-2026Foreign BondsFixed IncomeLatin America2.18%

Performance Data (As of November 30, 2018)
  Return (%) Annualized Return (%)
Return 1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Fund 2.22 2.03 -2.22 -4.56 -6.13 1.97 4.86 -   
Benchmark 1.48 0.24 0.31 2.82 0.32 2.04 5.41 3.71
Quartile Ranking 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 -

Calendar Return (%) 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Fund 3.27 6.62 8.01 11.02 -1.61 18.39 3.63 -      -      -     
Benchmark -0.08 -1.36 16.63 10.42 3.88 1.95 8.61 0.10 -9.03 30.72
Quartile Ranking 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 - - -
MSCI ESG Fund Metrics (As of December 01, 2018)
8th 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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