Overview

Strong Morningstar Ratings as of 12/31/2016.2

Historical Returns (%)as of Dec 31, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
01/31/2017
Fund at NAV 1.10 5.41 1.10 15.83 6.78 8.91
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.69 -0.66 -4.69 9.21 4.71 7.46
MSCI World Index3 2.41 6.37 2.41 17.11 5.95 9.85 9.97
12/31/2016
Fund at NAV 2.53 1.68 11.76 11.76 4.82 8.81
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -3.36 -4.19 5.34 5.34 2.79 7.34
MSCI World Index3 2.39 1.86 7.51 7.51 3.80 10.40 9.57
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 5.75%.

Fund Factsas of Jan 31, 2017

Class A Inception 08/29/2012
Investment Objective Long-term capital appreciation
Total Net Assets $87.3M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)4 1.45%
Expense Ratio (Net)4,5 1.24%
CUSIP 277902367

Top 10 Holdings (%)6,7as of Dec 31, 2016

Apple Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
AT&T Inc.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Wal-Mart Stores
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Verizon Communications Inc.
Dollar Tree
Mizuho Financial Group
Total 16.24

Morningstar™ Ratingsas of Jan 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
World Stock
Category
Overall ***** 849
3 Years ***** 849
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

©2017 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Portfolio Management

Vital Proulx, CFA Managed Fund since inception
Jean-René Adam, CFA Managed Fund since inception
Jean-Pierre Couture Managed Fund since inception
Marc Christopher Lavoie, CFA Managed Fund since inception
Christian Crête, CFA Managed Fund since 2014
Etienne Durocher-Dumais, CFA Managed Fund since 2016

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%)as of Dec 31, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
01/31/2017
Fund at NAV 1.10 5.41 1.10 15.83 6.78 8.91
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.69 -0.66 -4.69 9.21 4.71 7.46
MSCI World Index3 2.41 6.37 2.41 17.11 5.95 9.85 9.97
Morningstar™ World Stock Category8 3.00 5.11 3.00 15.39 4.33 8.66
12/31/2016
Fund at NAV 2.53 1.68 11.76 11.76 4.82 8.81
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -3.36 -4.19 5.34 5.34 2.79 7.34
MSCI World Index3 2.39 1.86 7.51 7.51 3.80 10.40 9.57
Morningstar™ World Stock Category8 1.51 -0.37 5.54 5.54 2.10 9.24
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 5.75%.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fund at NAV 22.05 3.68 -0.60 11.76
MSCI World Index3 9.04 -40.71 29.99 11.76 -5.54 15.83 26.68 4.94 -0.87 7.51

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)4 1.45%
Expense Ratio (Net)4,5 1.24%
Class A Inception 08/29/2012
Distribution Frequency Annually

Risk Measures (3 Year)9as of Jan 31, 2017

Alpha (%) 2.46
Beta 0.71
R-Squared (%) 83.92
Standard Deviation (%) 8.37
Sharpe Ratio 0.79

Morningstar™ Ratingsas of Jan 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
World Stock
Category
Overall ***** 849
3 Years ***** 849
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

©2017 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Feb 22, 2017 $12.32 -$0.01
Feb 21, 2017 $12.33 $0.06
Feb 17, 2017 $12.27 $0.01
Feb 16, 2017 $12.26 $0.02
Feb 15, 2017 $12.24 $0.06
Feb 14, 2017 $12.18 $0.01
Feb 13, 2017 $12.17
Feb 10, 2017 $12.14 $0.03
Feb 09, 2017 $12.11 $0.02
Feb 08, 2017 $12.09 $0.05

Distribution History10

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 20, 2016 $0.05820 $11.99
Dec 22, 2015 $0.23650 $10.97
Dec 22, 2014 $0.17380 $11.91
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Capital Gain History10

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 20, 2016 $0.18460 $0.19490 $11.99
Dec 22, 2015 $0.14780 $0.32420 $10.97
Dec 22, 2014 $0.00620 $0.37370 $11.91
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)7as of Dec 31, 2016

Foreign Common Stocks 49.34
U.S. Common Stocks 48.96
Cash & Equivalents 1.69
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statisticsas of Dec 31, 2016

Median Market Cap $23.4B
Price/Earnings Ratio 13.91
Price/Book Ratio 1.70
Number of Holdings 334
% of Portfolio in Developed Countries 92.7
% of Portfolio in Emerging Countries 7.3

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)7as of Dec 31, 2016

Sector Fund MSCI World Index3
Consumer Discretionary 13.67 12.32
Consumer Staples 9.76 9.75
Energy 2.42 7.29
Financials 23.13 18.01
Health Care 12.00 12.05
Industrials 6.02 11.20
Information Technology 10.03 14.62
Materials 2.64 5.02
Real Estate 3.35 3.20
Telecom Services 7.18 3.36
Utilities 8.10 3.19
Cash 1.69 0.00

Geographic Mix vs. Benchmark (%)7as of Dec 31, 2016

Fund Benchmark
Japan 15.71 8.75
Australia 2.43 2.68
Other -Asia 1.02 1.69
Total -Asia 19.15 13.13
Italy 8.12 0.75
Switzerland 3.12 3.14
United Kingdom 3.06 6.65
France 2.51 3.69
Other -Europe and Middle East 5.89 8.90
Total -Europe and Middle East 22.70 23.13
United States 48.96 60.10
Canada 0.29 3.64
Total -North America 49.25 63.74
Other 7.20
Cash 1.69

Currency Exposure vs. Benchmark (%)7as of Dec 31, 2016

Fund Benchmark
US Dollar 73.92 60.10
British Pound 8.55 6.65
Japanese Yen 4.90 8.75
Hong Kong Dollar 3.10 1.18
Swiss Franc 2.45 3.14
Euro 0.95 11.23
Danish Krone 0.87 0.60
Swedish Krone 0.83 1.03
Canadian Dollar 0.64 3.64
Singapore Dollar 0.43 0.45
Total 100.00 100.00
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Assets by Country (%)7as of Dec 31, 2016

United States 48.96
Japan 15.71
Italy 8.12
Switzerland 3.12
United Kingdom 3.06
France 2.51
Australia 2.43
Germany 2.18
China 1.66
Cash 1.69
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Fund Holdings (%)7,11as of Dec 31, 2016

Holding % of Net Assets
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 5.67%
iShares MSCI Japan ETF 2.70%
Apple Inc 2.55%
US Dollars 2.38%
Pfizer Inc 1.95%
Johnson & Johnson 1.89%
POUNDS STERLING 1.83%
AT&T Inc 1.71%
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 1.38%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 1.36%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

No commentary information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Biography
Vital Proulx, CFA

Vital Proulx, CFA

Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Hexavest
Co-founded Hexavest 2004

Vital Proulx is chairman and co-chief investment officer of Hexavest Inc., an investment adviser and Montreal-based affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp. He cofounded Hexavest in 2004.

Vital began his career in the investment management industry in 1989. Prior to cofounding Hexavest, Vital was senior vice president, international equities, at Natcan Investment Management. He was previously affiliated with Les Conseillers financiers du St-Laurent, where he started the international and U.S. equity strategies that Hexavest still manages to this day.

Vital holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université Laval. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.B.A. Université Laval

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

Biography
Jean-René Adam, CFA

Jean-René Adam, CFA

Co-Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager
Hexavest
Joined Hexavest 2006

Jean-René Adam is co-chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Hexavest Inc., an investment adviser and Montreal-based affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp. He works closely with the firm’s president and chief economist in the elaboration of the firm’s macro strategy and is also responsible for managing North American equity portfolios. He joined Hexavest in 2006.

Jean-René began his career in the investment management industry in 2002. Before joining Hexavest, he was an equity research associate, special situations, at National Bank Financial. He was previously affiliated with Desjardins Securities.

Jean-René holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in finance from the Université de Sherbrooke. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.Comm. Université de Sherbrooke
  • M.Fin. Université de Sherbrooke

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

Biography
Jean-Pierre Couture

Jean-Pierre Couture

Chief Economist & Portfolio Manager, Hexavest
Joined Hexavest 2010

Jean-Pierre Couture is chief economist and portfolio manager for Hexavest Inc., an investment adviser and Montreal-based affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp. He works closely with the firm’s president and with co-chief investment officer, Jean-René Adam, in the elaboration of the firm’s macro strategy and is also responsible for managing emerging markets equity portfolios. He joined Hexavest in 2010.

Jean-Pierre began his career in the investment management industry in 1995. Before joining Hexavest, he held roles at at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, including director of macroeconomics research and senior analyst, global macro. He was previously an economist at the National Bank of Canada .

Jean-Pierre holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal.

Education
  • B.Econ. Université du Québec à Montréal
  • M.Econ. Université du Québec à Montréal

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

Biography
Marc Christopher Lavoie, CFA

Marc Christopher Lavoie, CFA

President & Portfolio Manager
Hexavest
Co-founded Hexavest 2004

Marc Christopher Lavoie is president of Hexavest Inc., an investment adviser and Montreal-based affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp. He is also responsible for managing European equities. He cofounded Hexavest in 2004.

Marc Christopher began his career in the investment management industry in 2000. Previously, he was vice president, European Markets, at Hexavest. Prior to cofounding Hexavest, Marc Christopher was analyst - international equities and asset allocation at Natcan Investment Management and senior associate of transaction services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Marc Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from the Université de Sherbrooke. He is a chartered accountant and a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.B.A. Université de Sherbrooke
  • M.Acc. Université de Sherbrooke

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
Biography

Christian Crête, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Hexavest
Joined Hexavest 2012

Christian Crête is portfolio manager, European markets, of Hexavest Inc., an investment adviser and Montreal-based affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp. He joined Hexavest in 2012.

Christian began his career in the investment management industry in 1999. Before joining Hexavest, he was an equity portfolio manager at the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation, where he also held the role of research economist/analyst.

Christian earned a B.Sc. from Université du Québec à Montréal and an M.Sc. from Queen’s University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.Sc. Université du Québec à Montréal
  • M.Sc. Queen's University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

 
Biography

Etienne Durocher-Dumais, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Hexavest
Joined Hexavest 2012

Etienne Durocher-Dumais is portfolio manager, Asian markets, of Hexavest Inc., an investment adviser and Montreal-based affiliate of Eaton Vance Corp. He joined Hexavest in 2012.

Etienne began his career in the investment management industry in 2008. Before joining Hexavest, he was an equity research associate at Desjardins Securities.

Etienne holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université de Montréal. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.B.A. Université de Montréal

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2016

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Hexavest Global Equity Fund client brochure

Download - Last updated: Dec 31, 2016

Annual Report

Download - Last updated: Jul 31, 2016

Full Prospectus

Download - Last updated: Dec 1, 2016

Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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Eaton Vance Launches Four Equity Funds Sub-Advised by Hexavest Inc.

Download - Last updated: Sep 4, 2012

SAI

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Performance Always Matters

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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