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Fund Price: $0.65 (as at August 18, 2017)  1-day chg: $-.0013 -0.20%  YTD: -29.56%

Returns as at July 31, 2017

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month 0.80% 2.04% 2.04%
3 Months -5.27% -4.40% -4.37%
6 Months -18.46% -9.90% -9.95%
1 Year -0.90% -5.28% -5.50%
2 Year Avg -8.92% 3.84% 4.40%
3 Year Avg -27.76% -11.11% -10.87%
4 Year Avg -18.87% -3.03% -2.98%
5 Year Avg -18.88% -3.94% -3.43%
10 Year Avg - -4.22% -3.69%
15 Year Avg - 6.11% 5.43%
20 Year Avg - 4.71% 3.51%
Since Inception - - -
 
2016 61.42% 40.56% 36.66%
2015 -44.43% -22.91% -20.56%
2014 -38.89% -13.32% -14.79%
 
3 year risk 31.03 21.70 18.59
3 year beta 1.35 1.06 1.00

*Globe Natural Resources Peer Index

Growth of $10,000

This graph shows how a $10,000 investment in this fund would have changed in value compared with the Globe Natural Resources Peer Index.

Risk Measures as at July 31, 2017

Best/Worst 12 months (since inception)
Best (ending Dec 16): 61.42 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Worst (ending Sep 15): -58.57 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Volatility meter (Based on 3 year standard deviation from GlobeInvestor.com)
Low VOLATILITY METER: 31 High

Fund Objectives

The fundamental investment objective of the Fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of Canadian companies involved in the energy and natural resources sector. The Fund will invest primarily in the energy and resource sector, which involves companies engaged in industries such as oil and gas, mining and minerals, forestry, alternative energy and other resources. In addition, the Fund may also invest in securities of companies which are dependent on, or provide services to, the energy and resource industries, such as various oilfield services, pipelines, midstream services, utilities and equipment manufacturers.

Fund Facts

Fund Sponsor: Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.
Managed by: Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.
Fund Type: MF Corp
Inception Date: April 2006
Asset Class: Natural Resources Equity
Quartile Rank: 4 (3YR ending July 31, 2017)
Total Assets: $5.4 million
Mgmt Exp. Ratio (MER): 4.78%
Management Fee: 2.50%
Load Type: Front End
Globe 5-Star Rating:
RRSP Eligible:
Canadian
Min. Invest (initial):
$1,000
Subsequent:
$100
Min. Invest (initial RRSP):
$1,000
Subsequent RRSP:
$100
Closed:
No
Restricted:
No
Restriction:
 
 

Asset Allocation June 30, 2016

Equity Sector Weightings June 30, 2016

Fund Geography June 30, 2016

Top Holdings as at June 30, 2016

Symbol Company Name Sector Geographic
Area
Asset
Type
% of
Total Assets
  Performance as at August 18, 2017
1 Year Performance (%)
LXE-X Leucrotta Exploration Inc. Integrated Oils Canada Stock 11.7   -11.06 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
BBI-X Blackbird Energy Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 10.39   1.61 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SPE-T Spartan Energy Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 9.77   -50.0 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
TOU-T Tourmaline Oil Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 9.46   -30.74 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
TVE-T Tamarack Valley Energy Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 8.73   -40.7 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
KEL-T Kelt Exploration Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 7.98   23.53 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
WCP-T Whitecap Resources Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 6.84   -15.98 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SRX-X Storm Resources Ltd. Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 6.73   -14.25 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
CR-T Crew Energy Inc. Oil and Gas Producers Canada Stock 6.44   -37.76 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
- Timberrock Energy Ltd - Canada Stock 5.92   - bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)

Portfolio Manager(s)

Don L. Short, CFA

Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

Start Date: June, 2010

Fund Return: -20.89%

Mr. Don Short joined Qwest Investment Management Corp. ("Qwest") on June 25, 2010. Don is an executive team member at Qwest and the Senior Vice-President and Portfolio Manager at Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd., a registered investment fund manager. As portfolio manager, Don is responsible for leading his Calgary based portfolio management team in the research, analysis and investment selection of oil and gas investment opportunities for our natural resource sector focused flow-through offerings and mutual funds. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Don has focused his professional investment career on Calgary's oil and gas industry since the early 1990's. Prior to joining Qwest, Don managed his oil and gas sector investment funds at Origin Capital Management Ltd., a company he founded in 2006. Don's other positions included: a principal of Core Partners Inc., a business advisory services company; an oil and gas research analyst at Raymond James Ltd; an institutional sales and investment analyst at FirstEnergy; and an oil and gas business analyst at Northridge Canada Inc. Don holds two bachelor degrees (with distinction) from the University of Calgary in Commerce and Computer Science, and has obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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