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Fund Price: $38.67 (as at April 17, 2014)  1-day chg: $.28 0.73%  YTD: 7.45%

Returns as at March 31, 2014

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month 2.84% 1.31% -0.06%
3 Months 5.70% 6.21% 8.86%
6 Months 17.20% 16.82% 16.49%
1 Year 38.18% 26.37% 15.92%
2 Year Avg 29.06% 14.18% 5.71%
3 Year Avg 18.01% 5.64% -0.17%
4 Year Avg 24.87% 9.72% 7.40%
5 Year Avg 35.82% 18.21% 19.81%
10 Year Avg 15.08% 7.92% 7.23%
15 Year Avg 19.08% 10.06% 9.69%
20 Year Avg - 9.50% 8.10%
Since Inception 17.36% - -
 
2013 39.77% 23.64% 7.76%
2012 26.81% 5.76% 2.46%
2011 -0.37% -12.05% -14.17%
 
3 year risk 13.27 13.39 15.01
3 year beta 0.67 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 10): 90.11 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Worst (ending Dec 08): -48.38 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: 13 High

Fund Objectives

The Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of small capitalization companies having a market capitalization of under $75 million at time of purchase. The Fund will focus on Canadian companies and could be highly volatile. It will also be capped at $50 million to protect against the fund growing too large.

Fund Facts

Fund Sponsor: Franklin Templeton Investments
Managed by: Bissett Investment Management
Fund Type: MF Trust
Inception Date: August 1997
Asset Class: Canadian Small or Mid Cap Equity
Quartile Rank: 1 (3YR ending March 31, 2014)
Total Assets: N/A
Mgmt Exp. Ratio (MER): 2.40%
Management Fee: 2.00%
Load Type: No Load
Globe 5-Star Rating:
RRSP Eligible:
Canadian
Min. Invest (initial):
$500
Subsequent:
$100
Min. Invest (initial RRSP):
$50
Subsequent RRSP:
$50
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 17, 2014
1 Year Performance (%)
EH-T easyhome Specialty Stores Canada Stock 4.31   83.22 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
EQB-T Equitable Group Finance and Leasing Canada Stock 4.2   59.97 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
HNL-T Horizon North Logistics Oil and Gas Field Services Canada Stock 4.01   49.37 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
TRZ.B-T Transat A.T. Transportation Canada Stock 3.94   66.99 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
CAM-T Canam Group Inc Metal Fabricators Canada Stock 3.55   74.29 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
ZCL-T ZCL Composites Misc. Industrial Products Canada Stock 3.55   23.56 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
CSS-T Contrans Group Transportation Canada Stock 3.38   3.42 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
EQI-T Equity Financial Holdings Other Services Canada Stock 3.16   -10.8 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
GVC-T Glacier Media Publishing & Printing Canada Stock 3.15   -15.57 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 17, 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 19, 2013 0.5853 0.5853 0.5853 35.010
Dec 19, 2012 0.0525 3.4185 3.4710 3.4710 25.920

Portfolio Manager(s)

Ralph Lindenblatt, CFA

Bissett Investment Management

Start Date: November, 2007

Fund Return: 15.30%

Ralph Lindenblatt, CFA, is a portfolio manager at Bissett Investment Management and has been with the organization since 2001. Mr. Lindenblatt shares co-lead responsibilities of the Bissett Small Cap Strategies, Bissett Microcap Strategies, including Bissett Small Cap Fund, Bissett Microcap Fund and Franklin Bissett Canadian All Cap Balanced Fund. Mr. Lindenblatt's analyst responsibilities include coverage of the Small Cap and Mid Cap sectors. Past duties have included sector research for Canadian equities and analytical support for Bissett's domestic small cap program. In 2006, Mr. Lindenblatt was named Co-Lead manager; in 2007, he was named Vice President and Lead Manager; and was promoted to his current role in 2010. Mr. Lindenblatt is a graduate of the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Science). Mr. Lindenblatt earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder designation in 2001.

Also manages:DFS GIF Small Cap Bissett 3, FT Bissett Can All Cap Bal Sr A, FT Bissett Small Cap Sr F

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Richard J. Fortin, CFA

Bissett Investment Management

Start Date: September, 2010

Fund Return: 24.56%

Mr. Fortin joined Bissett Investment Management in 2009 as research analyst for Bissett Small Cap Fund and Bissett Microcap Fund. In October 2010, Mr. Fortin was promoted to Vice President and Co-Lead Manager of Bissett Small Cap Fund and Bissett Microcap Fund. Mr. Fortin brings over a decade of equity capital markets experience to Bissett. Prior to joining Bissett, Mr. Fortin spent four years working for a U.S.-based money manager in an equity research and portfolio management capacity. Previously, Mr. Fortin also worked for an Alberta based pension fund as a senior equity analyst for its Canadian equity mandate. Mr. Fortin is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (Hon. B. Comm., 1995) and holds the Chartered Financial AnalysŪ designation.

Also manages:DFS GIF Small Cap Bissett 3, FT Bissett Small Cap Sr F

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