(As of 2/28/2018)

Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund Series A

(Emerging Markets Equity)

FundGrade A+® Rating recipient
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Inception Return
8.67 %
YTD Return 4.08 %
Change $0.00 / 0.01 %
Growth of $10,000 (As of February 28, 2018)
MER 2.71 %
Assets ($mil) $312.11
Rank (1Yr) 87/92
Std Dev (3Yr) 13.72 %
Volatility Ranking (3Yr) 10/10
RRSP Eligibility Yes
Load Choice of Front or Back
Max Front End 5.00 %
Max Back End 5.50 %
Sales Status Open
The fundamental investment objective of the Brandes Emerging Markets Equity Fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the equity securities of companies located or active mainly in emerging markets. The Fund is not subject to any specific geographic diversification requirements. Regions in which the Fund may invest include Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa.
Management Co.
Brandes Investment Partners & Co.
Douglas C. Edman, Christopher J. Garrett, Gerardo Zamorano, Louis Y. Lau, Greg Rippel
Asset Allocation
(As of February 28, 2018)
Sector Allocation
(As of February 28, 2018)
Geographic Allocation
(As of February 28, 2018)
Top 10 Holdings
China Mobile LtdInternational EquityTechnologyAsia/Pacific Rim3.40%
Embraer SA - ADRInternational EquityIndustrial GoodsLatin America3.18%
Cia Brasileira de Distribuicao - PfdInternational EquityConsumer ServicesLatin America3.09%
MegaFon OAOInternational EquityTechnologyOther European2.78%
YPF SA - ADRInternational EquityEnergyLatin America2.50%
KT&G CorpInternational EquityConsumer GoodsOther Asian2.49%
Sberbank Rossii PAOInternational EquityFinancial ServicesOther European2.48%
Barclays Africa Group LtdInternational EquityFinancial ServicesAfrica and Middle East2.45%
Fibra Uno Administracion SA de CVInternational EquityFinancial ServicesLatin America2.43%
NK Lukoil PAO - GDRInternational EquityEnergyOther European2.41%

Performance Data (As of February 28, 2018)
  Return (%) Annualized Return (%)
Return 1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Fund -0.17 4.90 7.48 4.08 13.97 8.03 7.15 5.89
Benchmark -0.09 7.39 12.85 6.29 24.92 10.21 10.54 6.36
Quartile Ranking 1 3 4 3 4 2 3 1

Calendar Return (%) 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Fund 16.59 20.39 -6.91 -1.15 13.30 10.45 -19.84 10.15 79.49 -35.69
Benchmark 26.42 7.90 2.69 8.76 6.42 15.02 -17.32 14.09 57.24 -39.33
Quartile Ranking 4 1 4 4 1 4 3 4 1 1
MSCI ESG Fund Metrics (As of March 01, 2018)
10th 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.

ESG data provided by MSCI
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