Desjardins receives 16 FundGrade A+ awards, including 7 for DFS guaranteed investment funds

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The sustained performance of our investment solutions was recognized widely at the 2020 FundGrade A+® awards. Seven guaranteed investment funds (GIFs) from Desjardins Financial Security were rewarded for their performance in 2020 at the annual Fundata FundGrade A+® awards ceremony held today.

GIF nameCIFSC category Calculation start date** Number of funds in category
DFS GIF – Maximum Growth Series 6 Canadian Equity Balanced 2015-01-31830
DFS GIF - Moderate Series 6 Canadian Fixed Income Balanced2015-01-31610
DFS GIF - Balanced Series 6Canadian Neutral Balanced 2015-01-31876
DFS GIF - Balanced - Desjardins SocieTerra Series 5*Canadian Neutral Balanced 2016-01-31876
DFS GIF - Canadian Balanced - Fiera Capital Series 1*Canadian Equity Balanced 2011-01-31492
DFS GIF - Canadian Equity - Fidelity True North® Series 3*Canadian Equity 2011-01-31408
DFS GIF - International Equity Growth - Desjardins Series 5*International Equity 2013-01-31243

* These guaranteed investment funds are included in Contracts that are no longer available for new sales, but are still active for investors who hold them.

** The FundGrade A+ rating was calculated as at December 31, 2020 for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

In addition, 8 Desjardins Investments Inc. mutual funds and 1 Desjardins Global Asset Management exchange traded fund earned a Fundata FundGrade A+® rating. Visit for more information.

"We’re very honoured and proud that our mutual funds, ETFs and guaranteed investment funds have been recognized by Fundata. Our products demonstrate Desjardins Group’s commitment to offering investment solutions that meet the needs and objectives of our members and clients," said Jean-François Girard, Manager, Mutual Fund and Guaranteed Investment Development at Desjardins.

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FundGrade A+® is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. The FundGrade A+® Awards are presented annually by Fundata Canada Inc. to Canadian investment funds that achieve consistently high FundGrade scores through an entire calendar year. The FundGrade A+® calculation is supplemental to the monthly FundGrade ratings and is calculated at the end of each calendar year. The FundGrade rating system evaluates funds based on their risk-adjusted performance, measured by Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio and Information Ratio. The score for each ratio is calculated individually, covering all time periods from 2 to 10 years. The scores are then equally weighted in calculating a monthly FundGrade rating. The FundGrade ratings are divided between five tranches from “A Grade” (superior performance) to “E Grade” (lower performance). The top 10% of funds earn an A Grade; the next 20% of funds earn a B Grade; the next 40% of funds earn a C Grade; the next 20% of funds receive a D Grade; and the lowest 10% of funds receive an E Grade. To be eligible, a fund must have received a FundGrade rating every month in the previous year. The FundGrade A+® uses a GPA (Grade Point Average)-style calculation, where each monthly FundGrade rating from “A” to “E” receives a score from 4 to 0, respectively. A fund’s average score for the year determines its GPA. Any fund with a GPA of 3.5 or greater is awarded a FundGrade A+® Award. The FundGrade grades are subject to change each month. For more information, please see the web site Although Fundata makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Fundata.

DFS Guaranteed Investment Funds are established by Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company. Helios2 and DFS Guaranteed Investment Funds are registered trademarks of Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company.