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Fund Price: $28.99 (as at April 24, 2014)  1-day chg: $-.0074 -0.03%  YTD: 7.25%

Returns as at March 31, 2014

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month 2.72% 1.32% -0.06%
3 Months 6.35% 6.21% 8.86%
6 Months 18.88% 16.83% 16.49%
1 Year 33.68% 26.37% 15.92%
2 Year Avg 24.94% 14.18% 5.71%
3 Year Avg 17.24% 5.64% -0.17%
4 Year Avg 16.61% 9.72% 7.40%
5 Year Avg 22.26% 18.21% 19.81%
10 Year Avg 10.52% 7.92% 7.23%
15 Year Avg 13.50% 10.06% 9.69%
20 Year Avg - 9.50% 8.10%
Since Inception 12.24% - -
 
2013 36.94% 23.64% 7.76%
2012 19.59% 5.76% 2.46%
2011 -2.89% -12.05% -14.17%
 
3 year risk 8.35 13.39 15.01
3 year beta 0.40 0.77 1.00

*BMO Nesbitt Burns Cdn Small Cap Index

Growth of $10,000

This graph shows how a $10,000 investment in this fund would have changed in value compared with the BMO Nesbitt Burns Cdn Small Cap Index.

Risk Measures as at March 31, 2014

Best/Worst 12 months (since inception)
Best (ending Mar 04): 53.28 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Worst (ending Feb 09): -35.89 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Volatility meter (Based on 3 year standard deviation from GlobeInvestor.com)
Low VOLATILITY METER: 8 High

Fund Objectives

The Fund's fundamental investment objective is long-term growth of capital. The Fund invests primarily in common shares of Canadian companies with a smaller market capitalization ("small cap") listed on a stock exchange. In addition, the Fund may invest in small cap foreign companies listed on a stock exchange in world markets provided that such investments do not result in the Fund being subject tax under Part XI of the Tax Act or Units of the Fund being foreign property for purposes of the Tax Act.

Fund Facts

Fund Sponsor: NEI Investments
Managed by: Ethical Funds Inc.
Fund Type: MF Trust
Inception Date: January 1995
Asset Class: Canadian Small or Mid Cap Equity
Quartile Rank: 1 (3YR ending March 31, 2014)
Total Assets: N/A
Mgmt Exp. Ratio (MER): 2.76%
Management Fee: 2.25%
Load Type: Optional
Globe 5-Star Rating:
RRSP Eligible:
Canadian
Min. Invest (initial):
$500
Subsequent:
$100
Min. Invest (initial RRSP):
$500
Subsequent RRSP:
$100
Closed:
No
Restricted:
No
Restriction:
 
 

Asset Allocation December 31, 2013

Equity Sector Weightings December 31, 2013

Fund Geography December 31, 2013

Top Holdings as at December 31, 2013

Symbol Company Name Sector Geographic
Area
Asset
Type
% of
Total Assets
  Performance as at April 24, 2014
1 Year Performance (%)
CWB-T Canadian Western Bank Banks Canada Stock 5.68   33.05 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
LB-T Laurentian Bank of Canada Banks Canada Stock 4.94   9.11 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
ELF-T E-L Financial Corporation Insurance Canada Stock 4.63   39.04 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
EMP.A-T Empire Company Food Stores Canada Stock 4.44   -0.24 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
MBT-T Manitoba Telecom Services Telephone Utilities Canada Stock 4.01   -7.12 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SES-T Secure Energy Services Oil and Gas Field Services Canada Stock 3.79   52.43 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
PSI-T Pason Systems Oil and Gas Field Services Canada Stock 3.33   83.77 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
  Gov't of Canada, 0.00%, MAR/27/14 Bond 3.14   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
WPK-T Winpak Ltd. Packaging and Containers Canada Stock 3.12   47.34 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
LAS.A-T Lassonde Industries Food Processing Canada Stock 3.11   18.3 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)

Distribution Report (18 months up to April 24, 2014)

Frequency of Income Distributions: Annually

Frequency of Capital Gain Distributions: Annually

Date Income Dividend Capital Gain Total (Current Period) Trailing 12-Months Total Reinvestment Price
Dec 16, 2013 0.0085 1.3135 1.3219 1.3219 26.348
Dec 17, 2012 0.2810 0.2810 0.2810 20.618

Portfolio Manager(s)

Leigh Pullen, CFA

QV Investors Inc.

Start Date: October, 1997

Fund Return: 10.80%

Leigh founded QVGD Investors Inc. in 1996. He serves as President and Chief Investment Officer. His responsibilities include research analysis and portfolio management. Leigh Pullen has over 35 years experience in the Canadian investment market. From 1966 to 1977, he worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange, IBM Canada, and National Trust Co. Ltd. He left National Trust as Manager of Pension Fund Investments. From 1977 to 1996, Leigh was a partner, analyst, and portfolio manager at Mawer Investment Management, Calgary. Leigh is a past President of the Estate Planning Council of Calgary. He is also a board member of University Technologies International Inc., a technology transfer company owned by the University of Calgary. He is past president of the Calgary Society of Financial Analysts. Leigh's community involvements have included the Calgary Philharmonic Society, Calgary Public Library, and Kelvin Grove Community Association.

Also manages:CI Can-Am Small Cap Corporate Class, IA Clarington Cdn Bal Srs A, IA Clarington Cdn SmCap Srs A, QV Canadian Balanced, QV Canadian Equity, QV Canadian Income, QV Canadian Small Cap, QV Global Equity, United Cdn Eqty Small Cap CC-A, United Cdn Equity Alpha CC-A, United Cdn Small Cap Eq Pool-W

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Joe Jugovic, CFA

QV Investors Inc.

Start Date: June, 2003

Fund Return: 13.27%

Joe currently has eight years investment management experience. He worked as an investment analyst at a Calgary-based investment management firm before joining QVGD Investors Inc. in February 2000. Joe's primary responsibilities are the management of the small cap institutional portfolios. Along with the research team, he is responsible for equity selection and portfolio risk monitoring. Joe is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and the Calgary Society of Financial Analysts.

Also manages:CI Can-Am Small Cap Corporate Class, IA Clarington Cdn SmCap Srs A, NEI Ethical Canadian Equity A, QV Canadian Balanced, QV Canadian Equity, QV Canadian Small Cap, QV Global Equity, SW Elite CI PSS e100 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i20/e80 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i30/e70 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i40/e60 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i50/e50 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i60/e40 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i70/e30 Pt 100/100, SW Elite CI PSS i80/e20 Pt 100/100, United Cdn Eqty Small Cap CC-A, United Cdn Equity Alpha CC-A, United Cdn Small Cap Eq Pool-W

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