Canadian World Fund Limited
TSX : CWF

Canadian World Fund Limited

April 03, 2009 14:41 ET

Canadian World Fund: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - Canadian World Fund Limited (CWF)(TSX:CWF) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at March 31, 2009 was $3.01, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns of 4.9% and -53.3%, respectively. These compare with the -8.7% and -31.9% 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 March 31, 2009 was $2.46, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns of 7.9% and -49.0%, respectively.



The geographic sector weightings of CWF's investment portfolio at market as
of March 31, 2009 were as follows:

Canada 40.1%
United States 24.3%
Europe 18.5%
Asia 12.1%
Latin America 4.0%
Australia 1.0%

The top ten investments which comprised 41.6% of the investment portfolio at
market as of March 31, 2009 were as follows:

Bank Term Deposits (Canada) 8.7%
Cash (Canada) 5.0%
Bank of Nova Scotia BA (Canada) 4.3%
Apple Inc. (United States) 4.0%
International Business Machines Corp. (United States) 3.7%
Petrominerales Ltd. (Canada) 3.4%
HDFC Bank Ltd. (India) 3.3%
Petrohawk Energy Corporation (United States) 3.1%
Alliance Grain Traders Income Fund (Canada) 3.1%
Biovail Corporation (Canada) 3.0%

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