|Changes to Manulife MMF Canadian Equity Fund (Fund Code 7121)|
Effective November 24, 2012, Manulife Mutual Funds will be closing the Manulife Canadian Equity Fund. As a result of this mutual fund being closed, Manulife Group Retirement Solutions will be changing the underlying fund for the Manulife MMF Canadian Equity Fund on November 16, 2012 to the Manulife Asset Management Canadian Large Cap Growth Fund which does not contain foreign content.
The fund name will be changing from Manulife Mutual Funds Canadian Equity Fund to Manulife Asset Management Canadian Large Cap Growth Fund.
Rate of Return
For the Manulife MMF Canadian Equity Fund, historical returns for the Segregated Fund will continue to be shown. A footnote will be added to the Rates of Return Overview, indicating, "Effective November 16, 2012, the underlying fund changed, returns prior to November 16, 2012 were derived from the Manulife Mutual Funds Canadian Equity Fund."
Investment Management Fee
The investment management fee will not be changing however, historically the Underlying Fund Operating Expenses (UFOE) for the Manulife Asset Management Canadian Large Cap Growth Fund has been lower. A lower UFOE will reduce the overall total expense of the Fund, resulting in a savings to members.
If you have questions regarding these changes, please contact your Manulife Representative.