Canadian World Fund: Investment Update - Unaudited

Friday, March 3, 2017
 
NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY MARKETWIRED
FOR: CANADIAN WORLD FUND LIMITED
TSX SYMBOL: CWF
 
Canadian World Fund: Investment Update - Unaudited
 
TORONTO, CANADA – Canadian World Fund Limited (CWF) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 28, 2017 was $8.18, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns of 5.4% and 19.6%, respectively.  These compare with the 4.0% and 17.2% returns of the benchmark Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Index, in Canadian dollar terms, for the same periods.
 
The closing price for CWF’s common shares at February 28, 2017 was $4.98, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns of 7.3% and 8.0%, respectively.
 
The geographic sector weightings of CWF’s investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2017 were as follows:
 

United States

38.8%

Europe

27.9%

Asia

20.5%

Canada

7.4%

South America

3.0%

Central America & Caribbean

2.0%

The top ten investments which comprised 36.0% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2017 were as follows:

HDFC Bank Ltd. (India)

4.6%

The Middleby Corporation (United States)

4.3%

AmRest Holdings N.V. (Poland)

4.1%

YES BANK Limited (India)

3.9%

Bank of America Corporation (United States)

3.8%

Apple Inc. (United States)

3.6%

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (India)

3.0%

Lojas Renner S.A. (Brazil)

3.0%

Cash (Canada)

2.9%

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (United States)

2.8%

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian World Fund Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
Phone: (416) 366-2931
Fax: (416) 366-2729