Canadian World Fund Limited
TSX : CWF

Canadian World Fund Limited

March 04, 2009 16:22 ET

Canadian World Fund: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Canadian World Fund Limited (CWF) (TSX:CWF) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 28, 2009 was $2.66, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns of -7.3% and -61.7%, respectively. These compare with the -14.7% and -34.5% 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 28, 2009 was $2.09, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns of -8.3% and -61.4%, respectively.

The geographic sector weightings of CWF's investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2009 were as follows:



Canada 40.9%
United States 22.7%
Europe 19.4%
Asia 12.1%
Latin America 4.1%
Australia 0.8%


The top ten investments which comprised 41.4% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 28, 2009 were as follows:



Bank Term Deposits (Canada) 9.7%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce BA (Canada) 4.9%
International Business Machines Corp. (United States) 4.0%
Petrofac Limited (U.K.) 3.9%
Apple Inc. (United States) 3.9%
Biovail Corporation (Canada) 3.3%
Petrohawk Energy Corporation (United States) 3.1%
HDFC Bank Ltd. (India) 3.1%
Petrominerales Ltd. (Canada) 2.8%
Baidu, Inc. (China) 2.7%


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