Canadian World Fund Limited
TSX : CWF

Canadian World Fund Limited

March 05, 2012 16:39 ET

Canadian World Fund: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2012) - Canadian World Fund Limited (TSX:CWF) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 29, 2012 was $5.53, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns of 11.9% and -7.7%, respectively. These compare with the 7.5% and -2.5% 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 29, 2012 was $3.83, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns of 7.6% and -7.7%, respectively.

The geographic sector weightings of CWF's investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2012 were as follows:
Canada 33.8 %
United States 24.4 %
Asia 17.1 %
Europe 15.9 %
Latin America 7.5 %
Australia 1.3 %
The top ten investments which comprised 38.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2012 were as follows:
Lojas Renner S.A. (Brazil) 5.0 %
Cash (Canada) 4.5 %
HDFC Bank Ltd. (India) 4.3 %
Apple Inc. (United States) 4.0 %
Petrofac Limited (United Kingdom) 3.8 %
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (India) 3.6 %
International Business Machines Corporation (United States) 3.4 %
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Canada) 3.3 %
Blinkx plc (United Kingdom) 3.1 %
Deere & Company (United States) 3.1 %

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