Reduction of the risk level of 17 Desjardins Funds

Montreal, March 16, 2017 - Desjardins Investments Inc., the manager of the Desjardins Funds, announced that it will reduce the risk level for a number of Desjardins Funds. These changes are announced following the introduction by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) of a new methodology to classify the funds` risk. These reductions will become effective on March 31, 2017.

Here is a list of the concerned Desjardins Funds: 

Funds

Actual Risk Level

 

Revised Risk Level
(March 31, 2017)

 

Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund

Low to medium

Low

Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund

Low to medium

Low

Desjardins Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Medium

Low to medium

Desjardins IBrix Low Volatility Global Equity Fund

Medium

Low to medium

Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Fund

Medium to high

Medium

Desjardins IBrix Low Volatility Emerging Markets Fund

High

Medium

Desjardins Emerging Markets Fund

High

Medium to high

Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund

High

Medium to high

Desjardins Global Infrastructure Fund 

Medium to high

Medium

Melodia Moderate Income Portfolio

Low to medium

Low

Melodia Moderate Growth Portfolio

Low to medium

Low

Chorus II Moderate Low Volatility Portfolio (previously Chorus II Balanced Income Portfolio)

Low to medium

Low

Chorus II Dynamic Growth Portfolio (previously Chorus II High Growth Portfolio)

Medium

Low to medium

Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Corporate Class  

Medium to high

Medium

Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Corporate Class

High

Medium to high

Chorus II Corporate Class Moderate Low Volatility Portfolio (previously Chorus II Corporate Class Balanced Income Portfolio)       

Low to medium

Low

Chorus II Corporate Class Dynamic Growth Portfolio (previously Chorus II Corporate Class High Growth Portfolio)

Medium

Low to medium

 The changes are subject to approval by regulatory authorities. Desjardins Investments reserves the right to defer the implementation of the changes described above.

Desjardins Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Funds are offered by registered dealers.

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