(As of 8/31/2019)

Forester Growth Funds - Equity

(Canadian Focused Equity)


FundGrade A+® Rating recipient
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Inception Return
9.09 %
YTD Return 5.66 %
Change ($0.26) / -0.17 %
Growth of $10,000 (As of August 31, 2019)
MER 2.08 %
Assets ($mil) $18.04
Rank (1Yr) 565/649
Std Dev (3Yr) 8.78 %
Volatility Ranking (3Yr) 6/10
RRSP Eligibility Yes
Load Back Fee Only
Max Front End -
Max Back End 7.00 %
Sales Status
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide long term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing mainly in publicly traded securities of Canadian corporate and other issuers.
Management Co.
The Independent Order of Foresters
Jarislowsky Fraser Management Team
Asset Allocation
(As of August 31, 2019)
Sector Allocation
(As of August 31, 2019)
Geographic Allocation
(As of August 31, 2019)
Top 10 Holdings
Constellation Software IncCanadian EquityTechnologyCanada5.19%
Royal Bank of CanadaCanadian EquityFinancial ServicesCanada4.48%
Metro Inc Cl ACanadian EquityConsumer ServicesCanada4.32%
Brookfield Asset Management IncCanadian EquityFinancial ServicesCanada4.27%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Cl BCanadian EquityConsumer ServicesCanada4.22%
Toronto-Dominion BankCanadian EquityFinancial ServicesCanada4.18%
TMX Group LtdCanadian EquityFinancial ServicesCanada4.17%
Canadian National Railway CoCanadian EquityIndustrial ServicesCanada4.14%
Canadian Pacific Railway LtdCanadian EquityIndustrial ServicesCanada3.86%
Toromont Industries LtdCanadian EquityIndustrial ServicesCanada3.71%

Performance Data (As of August 31, 2019)
  Return (%) Annualized Return (%)
Return 1 Mth 3 Mth 6 Mth YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Fund -1.60 -1.43 -3.26 5.66 -7.33 1.44 2.28 6.45
Benchmark 0.43 3.32 4.43 17.13 4.35 7.20 4.10 7.33
Quartile Ranking 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2

Calendar Return (%) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund -12.51 7.56 15.61 -2.42 9.61 28.35 8.42 -4.97 7.77 17.40
Benchmark -8.89 9.10 21.08 -8.32 10.55 12.99 7.19 -8.71 17.61 35.06
Quartile Ranking 4 2 1 3 3 1 2 1 4 4
MSCI ESG Fund Metrics (As of September 01, 2019)
64th 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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