VANCOUVER, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - At a special presentation in
Vancouver yesterday, Fundata Canada Inc. honoured Western Canada-based
mutual fund winners of the Fundata FundGrade A+ Ratings for 2012. The
presentation was a follow-up to a similar event in Toronto on January
24, 2013, and was designed specifically to highlight the achievements
of mutual funds based in Western Canada.
Janny Vincent, President and CEO of Fundata Canada Inc., said, "We are
pleased to acknowledge Western Canadian fund recipients of the
FundGrade A+ Rating for 2012. Award winners have demonstrated
consistent, outstanding risk-adjusted performance through the year
measured against their peers right across the country." Ms. Vincent
pointed out that this is a significant achievement, considering the
Canadian fund universe consists of some 23,000 funds entries, and less
than 2% of the investment fund products available in Canada have
received a FundGrade A+ rating.
The following funds, based in Western Canada, all received the Fundata
FundGrade A+ Rating:
Compass Balanced Growth Portfolio
Compass Balanced Portfolio
Compass Conservative Portfolio
Compass Conservative Balanced Portfolio
DFA Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund
Mawer Balanced Fund
Mawer Tax Effective Balanced Fund
Mawer New Canada Fund
Mawer Canadian Equity Fund
Mawer Global Equity Fund
Mawer Global Small Cap Fund
Mawer International Equity Fund
Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund
Phillips, Hager & North Canadian Equity Value Fund
Steadyhand Equity Fund
Steadyhand Small-Cap Equity Fund
"We feel that identifying and honouring Western Canada's top-notch
investment funds with the FundGrade A+ Rating signifies a very unique
accomplishment by the fund companies and will allow investors and
advisors to easily identify the best of the best over the past year,"
said Ms. Vincent.
The FundGrade A+ Rating is the first and only totally objective,
transparent, score-based calculation using a grade-point average that
ranks funds to determine the annual "best-of-the-best" ratings. As
such, the FundGrade A+ Rating provides investors, advisors, and fund
managers with a single, reliable, easy-to-understand fund-performance
rating based an entire calendar year.
For more information and a complete list of the funds receiving the
Fundata FundGrade A+ Rating for the calendar year 2012, please visit the Fundata FundGrade A+ website.
Fundata's FundGrade is an independent and objective investment-fund
rating system that recognizes funds with superior risk-adjusted
returns. FundGrade provides a quick and easy approach for identifying
funds with a track record of first-rate performance, helping investors
identify exceptionally performing funds. From an "A" (superior past
performance) to an "E" grade (poor past performance), our rating system
assigns a grade to over 7,000 investment funds.
About FundGrade A+ Rating
FundGrade A+ Grade identifies funds that have been consistent FundGrade
A Grade performers over the past year. It's the only objective rating
system available in the market that's based solely on risk-adjusted
performance history and that takes into account the consistency with
which a fund is ranked at the top of its CIFSC class. In short, the
FundGrade A+ Rating identifies funds with not only the best
risk-adjusted returns but also those demonstrating the highest level of
Mutual Funds and Segregated Funds have been graded separately. Pooled
Funds and Hedge Funds are not included in the calculations.
For more information on the Fundata FundGrade and FundGrade A+ rating
system or to obtain a detailed explanation on how FundGrade and
FundGrade A+ is calculated, please visit www.fundata.com.
About Fundata Canada Inc.
Fundata Canada Inc. has been providing data aggregation and
dissemination services to the Canadian media and financial marketplace
since 1987. Fundata is a major player in the distribution of fund and
stock information in Canada. Our database contains over 23,000
investment products, covering 850 data points. Fundata provides
customized data feeds, top-shelf analytics, cutting-edge software
tools, and seamless hosted web solutions for fund companies, back
office systems, investment planners, banks, trust companies, resellers
and redistributors, and online, print, and broadcast media channels.
For more information, visit www.fundata.com.
SOURCE: Fundata Canada Inc.
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