TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/13 -- Canadian World Fund Limited (TSX: CWF) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at April 30, 2013 was $5.58, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns of 4.7% and 3.7%, respectively. These compare with the 10.1% and 14.5% returns of the benchmark Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Index, in Canadian dollar terms, for the same periods.
The closing price for CWF's common shares at April 30, 2013 was $3.54, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns of 2.6% and -2.2%, respectively.
The geographic sector weightings of CWF's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2013 were as follows:
Canada 28.2%United States 26.4%Asia 18.9%Europe 17.7%Latin America 7.2%Australia 1.6%
The top ten investments which comprised 44.2% of the investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2013 were as follows:
Cash (Canada) 7.2%HDFC Bank Ltd. (India) 5.3%Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited (Hong Kong) 5.2%Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Canada) 4.8%Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (India) 4.3%Blinkx plc (United Kingdom) 3.7%International Business Machines Corporation (United States) 3.6%Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico) 3.4%Deere & Company (United States) 3.4%Apple Inc. (United States) 3.3%
Canadian World Fund Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)