Fund Spotlight - Sentry U.S. Monthly Income Fund

A Flexible, Full-Cycle Solution

The U.S. is home to the most dominant businesses in the world which puts it in a better position to manage market uncertainty as compared to investments abroad.

In fact, investors who have allocated to the U.S. have historically been well rewarded. Over the past 30 years, the U.S. market has returned 10.3% (annualized), considerably outpacing both Canada and Europe which returned 7.7% and 7.3%, respectively1.

Sentry U.S. Monthly Income Fund is a flexible, full-cycle investment solution that is built to perform through volatile markets. The fund has the ability to allocate between 25-75% in both equity or fixed income, providing access to high-quality U.S. securities overseen by an experienced manager with a proven track-record of success – as evidenced by its considerable peer-relative outperformance and Morningstar 5-star rating.

While U.S. domiciled, the fund's equity holdings are globally diversified, generating approximately 40% of their revenues from abroad, meaning investors benefit from market growth as well as the stability of U.S. establishment in the form of political stability, strict accounting standards, and rule of law. With a dedicated allocation to fixed income, the fund delivers this growth with less risk.

Features & Key Benefits

  • Focused on quality, cash flow and capital preservation, not trends or momentum

  • Flexibility to tactically shift between 25-75% in both stocks and bonds

  • Index-agnostic, high-conviction approach has led to superior results

The Value of Being Different

Fund vs. Peer Group

As at June 30, 2020 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception*
Sentry U.S. Monthly Income Fund Series F 4.2% 6.4% 7.8% 11.0%
Global Equity Balanced category 1.0% 3.3% 4.0% 6.4%

Source: Morningstar Direct, as at June 30, 2020.
*Sentry U.S. Monthly Income Fund Series F inception date: March 4, 2013.
1Source: Morningstar, as of June 30, 2020. Rates of return are based on the S&P 500, S&P/TSX Composite and MSCI Europe Indexes (total returns in Canadian dollar terms).

Additional Information

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Sentry U.S. Monthly Income Fund was rated against the following numbers of Global Equity Balanced funds over the following time periods: 1,292 funds in the last three years and 887 funds in the last five years. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar Rating is for the F share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

Morningstar Ratings reflect performance as of June 30, 2020 and are subject to change monthly. The ratings are calculated from a fund’s 3, 5 and 10-year returns measured against 91-day Treasury bill and peer group returns. For each time period the top 10% of the funds in a category get five stars. The Overall Rating is a weighted combination of the 3, 5 and 10-year ratings. For greater detail see

Published August 5, 2020.