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Mutual fund monthly review 11 2012

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This monthly newsletter provides an overview of: …

This monthly newsletter provides an overview of:
• Mutual fund industry vital signs (asset growth, sales and performance);
• Product development highlights for the month;
• Interesting facts about our industry.

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  • 1. Mutual Fund Monthly Review November 2012Mutual Fund Industry Vital SignsStarting assets (October 31, 2012) $683.9 billion+ net sales $2.6 billion+/- estimated market effect $0.4 billion (0.1%)= Ending assets (November 30, 2012) $686.9 billionVitals Signs by Fund Category for November 2012 Top 3 Categories Bottom 3 Categories Asset Growth ($) Canadian Fixed Income: $2.312 billion Canadian Neutral Balanced: $1.089 billion High Yield Fixed Income: $1.303 billion Global Equity Balanced: $1.036 billion Cdn. Fixed Income Balanced: $1.249 billion Global Fixed Income: $773 million Asset Growth Alternative Strategies: 7.8% Global Fixed Income: -10.9%(as a % of starting assets) High Yield Fixed Income: 7.8% Precious Metals Equity: -9.2% Tactical Balanced: 4.4% Natural Resources Equity: -5.5% Net Sales ($) Canadian Fixed Income: $1.060 billion Canadian Money Market: -$461 million Global Neutral Balanced: $907 million Canadian Equity Balanced: -$353 million Cdn. Fixed Income Balanced: $882 million Canadian Equity: -$338 million Net Sales Alternative Strategies: 11.3% Global Small/Mid Cap Equity: -3.6%(as a % of starting assets) Tactical Balanced: 4.0% U.S. Money Market: -3.2% Global Fixed Income Balanced: 2.9% Cdn. Inflation Protected Fix. Income: -3.1% Performance Asia Pacific Equity: 1.8% Precious Metals Equity: -8.9%(Fund category averages) International Equity: 1.6% Natural Resources Equity: -3.7% Financial Services Equity: 1.5% Cdn. Small/Mid Cap Equity: -2.0% Note: Asset growth figures can be affected by a change in the number of companies reporting to IFIC and by fund category changes. Source: IFIC except for Performance where the source is Fundata.November 2012 – Did You Know?Product Development Highlights According to the 2012 Investment Company Fact Book, U.S.-registered investment companies managedVanguard Investment Canada launched five new ETFs on the Toronto Stock $13.0 trillion at the end of 2011, a $129 billionExchange. The new funds include currency-hedged and un-hedged S&P 500 decrease from a year earlier. While mutual fundsindex funds, a Canadian dividend fund, a Canadian REIT fund and a experienced net outflows of $100 billion in 2011, ETFshort-term Canadian corporate bond fund. The firm also introduced a assets grew $118 billion over the same period.distribution reinvestment program. However, mutual funds still retain the lion’s shareRBC Asset Management launched two new low-volatility equity products: (90%) of industry assets in the U.S.RBC QUBE Low Volatility Canadian Equity and RBC QUBE Low Volatility U.S.Equity. A third low-volatility fund, focused on global equities has received Investment Company Net Assets ($ billions)final prospectus approval. The management fees on the new funds that arecurrently available are 1.75% (Series A). The firm also launched BlueBayGlobal Convertible Bond, which will invest primarily in a geographicallydiversified portfolio of bonds that are convertible to equities (1.70%management fees for Series A). $11,622 Mutual FundsScotia Asset Management launched five new funds that will hold combina-tions of funds from bank-owned ScotiaFunds, Dynamic Funds and ScotiaPrivate Pools as well as CI Funds: Scotia Canadian Equity Blend Class, Scotia Closed-endU.S. Equity Blend Class, Scotia International Equity Blend Class, Scotia Fixed fundsIncome Blend Class, and Scotia Selected Income Portfolio. Scotia also $239launched Scotia U.S. Dividend. $1,048 ETFsBMO Exchange Traded Funds launched BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Share Index. $60The fund essentially creates an interest-rate ladder by holding equal amounts UITsof preferred shares whose reset dates fall over the next five years or “termbuckets”. The firm also launched BMO S&P 500 Index, BMO S&P/TSX Equal Source: 2012 Investment Company Fact BookWeight Industrials Index and BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold Index.EquiSoft specializes in the design and development of digital business solutions primarily for the financial industry. For more information please contact:Jonathan Georges, CIM, FCSI , Vice President, Financial Products. T: 514.989.3141 X 201 | T: 888.989.3141 | Jonathan.Georges@equisoft.com | www.equisoft.com.©2012 EquiSoft consulting and software solutions.
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