Morningstar RatingTM:
Series F 3 out of 3 stars (March 31, 2024)
Series D 3 out of 3 stars (March 31, 2024)
Portfolio Management Team:
Date of Inception:
October 23, 2009
Fund Size:
$51,888,683 (as of April 30, 2024)
Minimum Purchase:
$500 per account
RRSP/TFSA/RRIF Eligibility:
Yes
Management Fee:
0.70%
Trailer Fee:
    • 0.00% (Series F)
    0.30% (Series D)
Net Asset Value Per Unit:
Series F $46.48  CAD (as of May 22, 2024)
$33.99  USD
Series D $46.55  CAD (as of May 22, 2024)
$34.04  USD
Fund Codes:
Series F NGM 370 (CAD) NGM 371 (USD)
Series D NGM 372 (CAD) NGM 373 (USD)
Available Through an Advisor:
Through registered dealers, FundSERV purchases only.
Investment Growth

Investment Strategy

The objective of the Fund is to achieve long term growth and capital appreciation according to our “Growth at a Reasonable Price” philosophy. The Fund invests in equity securities of U.S. based companies, avoiding the tobacco and oil and gas industries. On occasion, Treasury bills or short-term cash equivalents may be held.

The Fund’s Simplified Prospectus, Fund Facts and other fund documents can be viewed by visiting the Advisor Fund Documents Page.


Performance

Annualized Rates of Return for periods ended April 30, 2024

  1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
U.S. Equity Advisor Fund Series F $CAD 19.03% 4.33% 10.86% 12.48%
U.S. Equity Advisor Fund Series D $CAD 18.67% 4.02% 10.53% 12.12%
S&P 500 Index $CAD 24.18% 12.19% 13.73% 14.98%

Calendar Year Returns

  2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
U.S. Equity Advisor Fund Series F $CAD 18.24% -18.53% 17.74% 27.34% 21.67%
U.S. Equity Advisor Fund Series D $CAD 17.99% -18.84% 17.38% 26.96% 21.31%
S&P 500 Index $CAD 23.32% -12.52% 28.16% 16.07% 25.18%

The Fund’s detailed performance record can be viewed by visiting the Returns Page and the Charts Page.


Fund Holdings and Equity Sector Weights

North Growth U.S. Equity Advisor Fund Series F - Top Holdings

Portfolio Date: April 30, 2024

  Ticker Portfolio Weight
Jabil JBL 6.63%
Applied Materials AMAT 6.35%
Ciena CIEN 4.79%
Qualcomm QCOM 3.84%
Motorola Solutions MSI 3.78%
Coherent COHR 3.73%
Elevance Health ELV 2.91%
HP HPQ 2.64%
Jacobs Solutions J 2.61%
Global Payments GPN 2.55%
Source: North Growth Management

North Growth U.S. Equity Advisor Fund Series F - Sectors

As of April 30, 2024


Tax Information

The Fund’s realized income and capital gains are accumulated throughout the year and distributed on a pro rata basis in December. All the distribution details for tax purposes are printed on T-3 slips, and unitholders of the Fund receive their T-3 tax slips by mail near the end of January of the following year.

Distribution History

  Series F Series D Series F Series D
  Expressed in Canadian Dollars As a Percentage of Unit Price
Year Date FX Rate Foreign Income Capital Gain Foreign Income Capital Gain Foreign Income Capital Gain Foreign Income Capital Gain
2021 December 15 1.2893 0.03 2.86 - 2.65 0.06% 5.98% - 5.56%
2020 December 15 1.2722 0.16 5.94 0.04 5.94 0.34% 12.95% 0.08% 12.92%
2019 December 13 1.3183 0.22 - 0.12 - 0.60% - 0.31% -
2018 December 14 1.3379 0.15 2.18 0.05 2.18 0.47% 6.66% 0.16% 6.66%
2017 December 15 1.2834 0.39 2.23 0.27 2.23 1.12% 6.36% 0.78% 6.37%
2016 December 15 1.3347 0.26 0.39 0.17 0.39 0.85% 1.28% 0.56% 1.28%
2015 December 15 1.3738 0.08 0.17 - 0.12 0.29% 0.58% - 0.42%
2014 December 15 1.1656 0.03 0.18 - 0.03 0.14% 0.74% - 0.13%
2013 December 15 1.0636 0.03 0.27 - 0.19 0.16% 1.38% - 0.94%

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

The Morningstar Rating reflects how the Fund has performed on a risk-adjusted basis relative to the other funds in the Morningstar US Equity category, and is subject to change every month. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores with the top 10% of funds in a category receiving 5 stars, the next 22.5% receiving 4 stars, a fund in the middle 35% receiving 3 stars, a fund in the next 22.5% receiving 2 stars and a fund in the bottom 10% receiving 1 star. The Fund received a 3 star rating for the 3 year time period ending March 31, 2024 among 309 funds in the category, a 3 star rating for the 5 year time period ending March 31, 2024 among 283 funds in the category and a 3 star rating for the 10 year time period ending March 31, 2024 among 199 funds in the category. The weighted average of these time-period ratings provide the Overall Morningstar Rating for the Fund shown above. For further details see www.morningstar.ca.