Management Fee Reductions

Desjardins announces another slate of fund fee reductions

At a glance: Desjardins Funds' newly reduced management fees

On October 1st, 2018, Desjardins Investments (DI) is lowering management fees on 28 Desjardins Funds, across the majority of the classes of funds currently offered. These reductions are in addition to those announced for 6 funds in July of this year.

In doing this, DI reaffirms its commitment to delivering great investment value to Desjardins Funds investors. These changes highlight an acceleration of improvements as they are the fourth wave of management fee reductions since 2016.

Highlights:

  • Management fees will be cut by as much as 21 basis points for certain funds.
  • All investors will benefit, regardless of the amount invested (subject to applicable minimums).
  • These savings will be wholly passed on to investors and will therefore help them improve their returns.

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Here is an overview of the most recent changes to the Management Expense Ratios (MERs):

C-Class F-Class
Desjardins Funds Reduction date MER Before Fee Reduction (%)1 Estimated MER After Fee Reduction (%)2 MER Before Fee Reduction (%)1 Estimated MER After Fee Reduction (%)2
Desjardins Canadian Bond Fund October 1, 2018 1.52 1.47 - -
Desjardins SocieTerra Canadian Bond Fund October 1, 2018 1.52 1.47 - -
Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund October 1, 2018 1.58 1.52 - -
Desjardins Ibrix Global Bond Fund October 1, 2018 - - 0.94 0.88
Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund October 1, 2018 1.67 1.61 - -
Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund July 9, 2018 - - 1.09 0.91
Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share Fund October 1, 2018 - - 0.91 0.79
Desjardins Emerging Markets Bond Fund October 1, 2018 1.85 1.79 1.25 1.02
Desjardins Dividend Income Fund July 9, 2018 2.01 1.96 1.03 0.97
Desjardins Dividend Growth Fund October 1, 2018 2.19 2.13 - -
Desjardins Canadian Equity Income Fund October 1, 2018 2.24 2.18 - -
Desjardins Canadian Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.34 2.28 - -
Desjardins Canadian Equity Value Fund October 1, 2018 2.35 2.29 - -
Desjardins SocieTerra Canadian Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.29 2.23 - -
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund October 1, 2018 2.37 2.31 - -
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund October 1, 2018 2.42 2.36 - -
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund October 1, 2018 2.54 2.48 - -
Desjardins SocieTerra American Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.44 2.38 - -
Desjardins IBrix Low Volatility Global Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.51 2.42 1.34 1.24
Desjardins Overseas Equity Fund July 9, 2018 2.66 2.34 1.34 1.24
Desjardins Overseas Equity Growth Fund October 1, 2018 2.55 2.43 - -
Desjardins SocieTerra International Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.47 2.44 - -
Desjardins Global Dividend Fund July 9, 2018 2.46 2.40 1.24 1.18
Desjardins Global Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.51 2.39 1.30 1.19
Desjardins Global Equity Growth Fund July 9, 2018 2.55 2.34 - -
Desjardins SocieTerra Environment Fund October 1, 2018 2.37 2.26 1.33 1.21
Desjardins SocieTerra Positive Change Fund October 1, 2018 2.51 2.45 1.30 1.24
Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.55 2.50 - -
Desjardins SocieTerra Cleantech Fund October 1, 2018 2.66 2.60 - -
Desjardins Ibrix Low Volatility Emerging Markets Fund October 1, 2018 2.79 2.55 1.49 1.37
Desjardins Emerging Markets Fund July 9, 2018 2.75 2.52 1.53 1.47
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund October 1, 2018 2.81 2.75 - -
Desjadins SocieTerra Emerging Markets Equity Fund October 1, 2018 2.76 2.65 1.49 1.44
Desjardins Global Infrastructure Fund October 1, 2018 2.60 2.54 1.39 1.33

1. As at March 31, 2018.

2. Informationabout the Management Expense Ratio reduction and he estimated Management Expense Ratio is provided to show how the reduction will affect investors. This information is subject to the Fund's inherent uncertainty and risk, and any forecasts, projections or other forward-looking information may not come to pass. As a result, you should not unduly rely on this forward-looking information. Forward-looking opinions may change without notice and are provided in good faith with no legal responsibility.

Desjardins Funds are not guaranteed. Their value fluctuates frequently and past performance is not indicative of future returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Funds are offered by such registered dealers as Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc., a mutual fund dealer belonging to Desjardins Group that distributes the Funds in caisses throughout Quebec and Ontario.