Manulife Balanced Fund


Code 5011

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–> Manulife Balanced Fund (Pension)

Objective Investing in a combination of stocks, bonds and short-term securities, this fund participates in a variety of markets with asset mix decisions left to an investment professional.

Managed by Manulife Financial

Fund managers N/A

Inception date June 1997

Total assets $1,548.5 million

Operating expenses (As at December 31)
Defined in Fund operating expenses section below





Top holdings within the underlying Fund
(As at June 30, 2017)

MLI Canadian Bond (CIBC) 33.53%
MLI Canadian Balanced (JF) 32.50%
MLI Canadian Equity Fund 13.18%
MLI International Eq (Templeton) 10.60%
MLI US Equity (Wellington) 10.23%
MLI Q Core Canadian Eq (CC&L) 0.01%

How the underlying fund is invested

Historical gross returns

Gross rates of return are shown before investment management fees have been deducted. The solid area represents the gross returns of the Manulife Fund since its inception in September 1986.

* Only full calendar year returns are shown.

Overall past performance

This graph shows how a $10,000 investment in this fund would have changed in value over time, based on gross returns.

* For illustration purposes only. Includes mutual/pooled fund performance as indicated. Actual fund performance could be expected to vary.

Annual compound returns (As at June 30, 2017)

This table shows the historical annual compound total return of the Fund compared with the composite benchmark, as outlined in the Rate of return expectation below.
1-year 2-year 3-year 5-year Since inception Manulife inception date
MLI Balanced 9.14% 6.45% 6.75% 9.61% 7.63% Jun 1997

Rate of return expectation

Over the long term, the Fund strives to outperform a benchmark comprised of the following:

• 45% FTSE TMX Universe Bond Index
• 30% S&P/TSX Total Return Index
• 20% MSCI World ($ Cdn)
• 5% FTSE TMX 91 Day Treasury Bills

Benchmark: 35% S&P/TSX Composite, 15% MSCI World C$, 45% FTSE TMX Universe, 5% FTSE TMX 91 day T-bills until 07/31/2014 and, benchmark: 30% S&P/TSX Composite, 20% MSCI World C$, 45% FTSE TMX Universe, 5% FTSE TMX 91 day T-bills effective August 1, 2014.

Fund operating expenses

Manulife Segregated Funds may be structured as fund-on-fund(s) (invest into one or more underlying funds) or may be structured with no underlying fund. Some of the costs covered in operating expenses are the costs of operating and maintaining a fund, and include items such as legal, audit, trustee, custodial, and fund valuation fees. Operating expenses are incurred by the Segregated Fund and by the Underlying Fund (if applicable).

Manulife segregated fund operating expenses

Manulife may in some cases charge Segregated Fund Operating Expenses separately. Segregated Fund Operating Expenses charged to the fund for the year ending December 31, are shown as a percentage of the Fund. Operating expenses are not guaranteed and will change based upon the actual expenses incurred and the assets in the fund. Where charged separately, these Segregated Fund Operating Expenses are not included in the Investment Management Fee and reduce the rate of return of the segregated fund.

Underlying fund operating expenses

Underlying Fund Operating Expenses are included in the Investment Management Fees and are not charged to the Fund.