Middlefield Sustainable Agriculture & Wellness Dividend Fund

Fund Description

In order to feed the rising global population while also lowering carbon emissions, the food & agriculture industry will need to reinvent itself and focus on key sustainable technologies that support efficient use of land & resources, reduce food loss & waste and contribute to better nutrition. Companies that develop business models to address these goals will share in a multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity.

Key Reasons to Invest:

  • exposure to an actively managed fund which provides tax-efficient monthly distributions
  • a high conviction portfolio of companies focused on developing solutions to feed the rising global population while also lowering carbon emissions by more efficiently using land and resources while reducing loss and waste e.g. precision agriculture, agri-food testing and vertical farming
  • portfolio companies are selected with an emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors to complement rigorous fundamental analysis

AGR.UN 

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Fund Overview

  • Ticker/CUSIP:
    AGR.UN/86933N100
  • Inception Date:
    August 14, 2020
  • Monthly Distribution:
    $.03330
  • Advisor:
    Middlefield Capital Corporation
  • Eligibility:
    RRSPs, RRIFs, DPSPs, RESPs and TFSAs
  • Management Fee:
    1.25%
  • Risk Rating:
    Not Rated
  • Exchange:
    Toronto Stock Exchange

Fund Managers

Dennis da Silva
Senior Portfolio Manager
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Robert F. Lauzon
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
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Mallika Verma
Investment and ESG Analyst

Performance

 
AS OF 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS 6 MONTHS YEAR-TO-DATE 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS SINCE INCEPTION 2021 2020 2019 2018
December 31, 2022 -5.04% 8.03% 9.20% -14.23% -14.23% - - - -6.52% - - - -

Distributions

Total NAV & Distributions (since inception)  
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RECORD DATE PAYMENT DATE PAYMENT AMOUNT
March 31, 2023 April 14, 2023 0.03333
February 28, 2023 March 15, 2023 0.03333
January 31, 2023 February 15, 2023 0.03333
December 31, 2022 January 13, 2023 0.03333
November 30, 2022 December 15, 2022 0.03333
October 31, 2022 November 15, 2022 0.03333
September 30, 2022 October 14, 2022 0.03333
August 31, 2022 September 15, 2022 0.03333
July 31, 2022 August 15, 2022 0.03333
June 30, 2022 July 15, 2022 0.03333

Fund Details

Sector Allocation (%)

As Of December 31, 2022
Materials 39.10%
Consumer Staples 25.80%
Industrials 20.90%
Healthcare 14.20%

Geographic Allocation (%)

As Of December 31, 2022
Canada 8.50%
U.S. 69.80%
International 21.70%

Top 10 Holdings

1 Merck & Co. 5.30%
2 Deere & Co. 5.10%
3 Johnson & Johnson 4.90%
4 Corteva 4.90%
5 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 4.80%
6 CNH Industrial 4.80%
7 Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. 4.60%
8 FMC Corporation 4.50%
9 AGCO 4.40%
10 Nestlé S.A. 4.40%
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