Article: 20000131029

Title: Best-of-Class Funds

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BEST & WORST MUTUAL FUNDS
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Out of the more than 2,700 mutual funds in Canada, the 84 funds listed alphabetically below were judged the best in their respective categories over the past three years, based on ratings prepared for Maclean's by BellCharts Inc., a fund research firm.
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Best-of-Class Funds

BEST & WORST MUTUAL FUNDS

Out of the more than 2,700 mutual funds in Canada, the 84 funds listed alphabetically below were judged the best in their respective categories over the past three years, based on ratings prepared for Maclean's by BellCharts Inc., a fund research firm. To make the grade, funds needed to offer consistent, above-average returns given the degree of risk they took. Specifically, the selection process took into

account how much better it was to invest in a particular fund versus a risk-free investment such as a treasury bill. It downplayed time periods when returns were unusual, focusing on how well the fund normally performed. And it compared the fund with a benchmark to see how much better it did, how much risk was entailed in getting those additional returns and how predictable its performance was.

Total amount of j Indicates whether the fund is or is Maximum percentage loss in any 12-month ! The likelihood that an investor would have lost money money, in millions, \ not eligible for an RRSP investment, period over the past 10 years, or less if the ! in any 12-month period over the past 10 years, or managed by the fund. L---------------------------j oris eligible only as foreign content. fund has not been in existence that long. \ less if the fund has not been in existence that long. — Fund Type Eligibility RRSP Standard 12 Worst months Best Chance Lost Money of Having Management Deviation 12 months Expense Ratio The type of The percentage return to Dec. 31,1999. For ,4 measure of volatility based on Maximum percentage gain in any 12-month The yearly percentage of assets investments periods longer than one year, the figure shown the amount by which monthly returns period over the past 10 years, or less if the that goes towards running contained in the fund. is the average annual compound return. varied over a three-year period. fund has not been in existence that long. the fund.

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1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year RRSP Standard Worst Best of Having Expense Fund Name Fund Type Assets Return Return Return Return Eligibility Deviation 12 months 12 months Lost Money Ratio Acadia Mortgage Cdn. Mortgage 4.2 0.69 2.3 2 Acuity Pooled Cdn. Equity Cdn. Equity 9.6 6.38 -16.3 N/A Acuity Pooled Fixed Income Cdn. Bond 2.1 2.75 -5.8 N/A AIM American Premier U.S. Equity 91.3 4.5 -10.6 50.7 2.93 AIM Canada Growth Class Cdn. Equity ¡1203 6.81 -21 ma 2.41 AIM Canadian Balanced Cdn. Balanced 49 3.74 -5.7 32.1 5% 2.59 AIM Canadian Premier Cdn. Equity 268.9 2.69 AIM European Growth European Equity 225.3 5.94 -5 66 12% 2.93 AIM Global Technology 8.42 -8.1 200.3 7% 2.93 Altamira Balanced 3.4 -11.3 33.4 20% 2 Altamira Capital Growth 6.35 -17.8 51.5 8% 2 Altamira Global Diversified Global Balanced 3.68 -21.7 32.1 17% 2 Altamira High Yield Bond High Yield Bond 17.9 2.08 -4.1 23.2 4% 1.94 Atlas Latin American Value Latin American 8.3 9.89 -44.2 68.9 40% 2.95 BPI American Equity Value U.S. Equity 481.3 oreq 0% 2.51 BPI Global Equity Value Global Equity 1470.6 Foreign 4.99 -3.4 43 5% 2.48 C.l. Emerging Markets Emerging Markets 250.8 5.9 -28.8 78.9 32% 2.77 C.l. Emerging Markets Sector Emerging Markets 42.7 5.83 -28.9 76.7 34% 2.82 C.L Global Telecom Sector Science & Tech 1101.4 7.26 23.8 131.1 0% 2.44 C.l. International Balanced Global Balanced 1224.1 2.79 5.2 25.6 0% 2.41 Cambridge Americas North Am. Equity 1.7 8.14 -18.5 55.9 19% 4.71 Capstone Balanced Trust Cdn. Balanced 7.8 3.68 -9.8 29.1 12% 2 CDA Balanced (KBSH) Cdn. Balanced 58.2 Yes 3.08 -6.8 27.9 10% 0.96 CDA International Equity (KBSH) Int’l Equity 8.4 Foreign 5.97 -4.4 71.8 4% 1.45 CDA Pacific Basin (KBSH) Asia/Pacific Rim 11.4 Foreign 8.05 -24.9 177.6 33% 1.45 CDA Special Equity (KBSH) Cdn. Small Cap 30.8 Yes 7.01 -26.9 85.6 23% 1.44 Clarica MVP Asian Pacific RSP Asia/Pacific Rim Foreign 7.77 -25.5 177.2 40% 2.85 Clarica MVP Balanced Cdn. Balanced Yes 3.11 -10.1 25.2 13% 2.39 Clarica MVP Growth Cdn. Small Cap Yes 5.36 -20.6 46.3 . 22% j] 2.47 Cormel Balanced Cdn. Balanced N/A 2.91 -5.6 27.1 7% 0.92

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Chance 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year RRSP Standard Worst Best of Having Management Fund Name Fund Type Assets Return Return Return Return Eligibility Deviation 12 months 12 months Lost Money Expense Ratio Desjardins Diversified Secure Cdn. Short-Term Bond 212 4.4 4.6 Yes 0.84 1.2 10 0% 1.69 Desjardins-Laurentian Bond Cdn. Bond 20.1 0.2 6 9.9 9.9 N/A 1.14 -6.8 25 7% N/A Desjardins-Laurentian Mortgage Cdn. Mortgage 13.9 4 4.8 6.9 8 N/A 0.62 2.1 17.5 0% N/A Dominion Equity Resource Natural Resources 16.7 41.6 -2.5 6.2 7.7 Yes 9.67 -41.8 163 45% 2.5 Fidelity Cdn. Asset Allocation Cdn. Asset Allocation 5743.5 15.5 15.6 18.5 Yes 3.46 -1.5 4L6 2% 2.41 Fidelity Global Asset Allocation Global Balanced 986.9 16.6 19.9 17.1 Foreign 3.16 -7.3 33.5 9% 2.59 Fidelity Japanese Growth Japanese Equity 573 127.2 34 13.9 Foreign 7.29 -24.4 127.2 56% 2.92 FMOQ Investment Cdn. Balanced 39.6 24.2 19.7 19.8 15.8 No 4.57 -5.7 38.3 2% 0.64 GBC Canadian Growth Cdn. Small Cap 280.5 24.2 16.4 19.9 16.2 Yes 5.82 -20.7 51.8 20% 1.86 Green Line Asian Growth Asia (Ex. Japan) 113.2 91.5 9 7.5 Foreign 10.44 -52.2 98.4 44% 2.59 Green Line Cdn. Bond Cdn. Bond 1142.3 -0.9 6.1 10.3 9.3 Yes 1.3 -8 22.5 9% 0.94 Green Line Precious Metals Precious Metals 78.7 0.4 -19.3 2 Yes 10.92 -49.6 91.1 52% 2.12 Green Line Real Return Bond Cdn. Bond 18.6 6.6 5.1 7.9 Yes 1.8 -0.3 19.4 2% 1.53 HSBC European European Equity 148 29.8 31.6 26.4 Foreign 4.84 1.5 48.6 0% 2.13 ING Life Asset Allocation Cdn. Asset Allocation 172.5 15.1 11.7 14 9.8 Yes 2.91 -7 27.6 7% 2.69 Investors Cdn. Natural Resource Natural Resources 246.2 33.3 2.4 Yes 6.7 -34.3 47.8 56% 2.53 Investors Summa Cdn. Equity 1534.5 36.8 20.8 21 12.3 Yes 5.09 -15.5 46 16% 2.51 Lotus Balanced Cdn. Balanced 33.1 16.7 12 13.6 10.1 Yes 3.39 -12.5 29.7 11% 1.97 Manulife Cabot Blue Chip Cdn. Large Cap 43.7 46.4 21.1 20.2 Yes 5.15 -11.4 46.4 5% 2.5 Manulife Cabot Canadian Equity Cdn. Large Cap 46.5 57.3 21.8 21.2 Yes 6.23 -16.7 57.3 10% 2.5 Manulife Cabot Global Equity Global Equity 57.3 36.9 23.4 18.1 Foreign 3.73 -0.2 36.9 1% 2.5 Maritime Life Aggressive Equity B Cdn. Equity 5.4 47.8 14.5 Yes 6.03 -22.9 47.8 37% 2.55 Maritime Life Aggressive Eq. A & C Cdn. Equity 25.2 47.8 14.5 Yes 6.04 -22.9 47.8 37% 2.55 MatchMaker Reg. Strat. Security Port2 Cdn. Bond 3.8 5.6 Yes 1.04 2.6 11.7 0% N/A MatchMaker Strat Bai. Port 1 Foreign Bond 6.5 7.9 No 1.8 0.9 18.9 0% N/A MatchMaker Strat. Bal. Port 2 Foreign Bond 9.5 9.9 No 2.38 -0.6 24.6 2% N/A MatchMaker Strat. Growth Port 1 Foreign Bond 11.7 8.7 No 3.2 -8.8 27.7 19% N/A MatchMaker Strat. Growth Port 2 Foreign Bond 18.1 9.8 No 3.86 -13.7 30.6 25% N/A MatchMaker Strat. Security Port 1 Cdn. Bond 2.9 5.1 No 1.04 2.2 10.9 0% N/A MatchMaker Strat. Security Port 2 Cdn. Bond 2.8 6.1 No 1.2 1.3 14.2 0% N/A MAXXUM American Equity U.S. Equity 214.7 76.9 52.3 Foreign 6.15 13.4 78.6 0% 2.9 MAXXUM Global Equity Global Equity 79.9 48.1 31.2 Foreign 4.87 0.6 48.1 0% 2.9 McDonald Canada Plus Cdn. Balanced 2.7 51.9 18.9 15.1 Yes 5.97 -22 51.9 22% 2.7 McElvaine Investment Trust Cdn. Equity 6.6 29.5 19.3 Yes 2.88 9.6 34.1 0% N/A NAL-Investor Global Equity Global Equity 42.7 41 23.8 16.7 Foreign 4.4 -6.4 51.2 11% 2.75 O’Donnell U.S. Mid-Cap U.S. Small/Mid Cap 89.2 36 29.3 Foreign 4.13 3.4 56.6 0% 3.05 O’Donnell World Equity Global Equity 68.8 55.4 22.1 Foreign 3.53 1.9 55.4 0% 2.97 Ontario Teachers Growth Cdn. Small Cap 33.6 46.9 17.4 17.6 9.1 Yes 5.45 -17.4 46.9 24% 0.9 Orbit Worid Global Equity 28.2 68.1 47.4 24.8 16.4 Foreign 5.57 -11.6 68.1 16% 2.61 Perigee International Equity Int’l Equity 121.7 50.6 23.4 16.6 11.7 Foreign 4.94 -15.1 56.7 18% 1.39 PH&N Dividend Income Cdn. Dividend 627.4 2.6 15.8 18.7 12.6 Yes 4.45 -6.9 57.9 11% 1.21 Royal & SunAlliance Equity Cdn. Large Cap 247.4 36.6 18 18.2 Yes 5.2 -15.7 42.4 14% 2.3 Spectrum United American Growth U.S. Equity 1182.6 65.3 42.2 36 24.3 Foreign 7.12 -6.5 65.3 1% 2.39 Standard Life Cdn. Dividend Cdn. Dividend 56 8.2 16.7 20 Yes 5.22 -9.2 54.2 14% 1.5 Transamerica Growsafe Cdn. Balanced Cdn. Balanced 302.9 62.2 22.2 18.3 Yes 4.9 -7.4 62.2 5% 2.46 Transamerica Growsafe Cdn. Equity Cdn. Equity 278.9 110.5 30.6 25.4 Yes 8.08 -22.4 110.5 10% 2.45 Transamerica Bal. Investment Gr Cdn. Balanced 79.7 68.6 23.6 19.6 14.1 Yes 5.3 -10.3 68.6 3% 1.8 Universal Future Cdn. Equity 1116.2 48.7 21.7 19.9 12.8 Yes 5.49 -18.4 55.3 22% 2.3 VenGrowth Fund Labour-Sponsored 566.6 20.5 15.7 10.8 Yes 2.79 0.2 29.5 0% 4 Vistafund American Stock 1 U.S. Equity 10.8 36.4 32.1 26.7 Foreign 5.21 2.1 64.4 0% 1.63 Vistafund American Stock 2 U.S. Equity 61.2 35.3 31 25.8 Foreign 5.21 1.4 63.1 0% 2.38 Vistafund Global Equity 1 Int’l Equity 7.3 53.3 25.3 18 Foreign 4.76 -3.5 53.3 2% 1.63 Westbury Canadian Life ‘B’ Cdn. Bond 1.1 -0.5 6.1 9.7 9.1 N/A 1.53 -7.3 21.8 11% 1.06 YMG Growth Cdn. Small Cap 7.9 59.3 23.5 20.6 10.7 Yes 8.83 -34.7 61.5 34% 2.74

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