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THE HOT 100 FUNDS

February 3 2003
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THE HOT 100 FUNDS

February 3 2003

THE HOT 100 FUNDS

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FUND NAME 1 Resolute Growth 2 Sprott Canadian Equity 3 Dominion Equity Resource 4 Norrep 5 Friedberg Toronto Trust Intl Sec. 6 All Points U.S. Bear 7 Chou RRSP 8 Bissett Microcap Class F 9 Mawer New Canada 10 Trimark Canadian Small Cos._Cdn. 1 Chou Associates_U.S. 12 Mavrix Dividend & Income_Cdn. 1 Trimark Canadian Resources_Natural 14 McElvaine Investment Trust_Cdn. 15 North Growth U.S. Equity_U.S. 16 Hirsch Performance_Cdn. 17 Elliott & Page Growth Ops._Cdn. 18 PH & N Dividend Income Series A 1' ABC Fundamental-Value_Cdn. 20 Fidelity Small Cap America Sr A 2 Saxon Stock_Cdn. 22 Beutel Goodman Small Cap_Cdn. 2: Scotia CanAm U.S.$ Income_Foreign 24 Friedberg Foreign Bond_Foreign 25 Empire Elite Dividend Growth_Cdn. 2ô Standard Life International Bond A 2 Saxon Balanced_Cdn. 2'. ABC American-Value_U.S. 2' Acuity Pooled Fixed Income_Cdn. 30 Cl Signature Select Canadian_Cdn. 3: Dynamic Focus + Balanced_Cdn. 32 BMP Dividend_Cdn. 3 Trimark Income Growth SC_Cdn. 34 Royal Monthly Income_Cdn. 35 CIBC Monthly Income_Cdn. 36 FISQ Zero coupon - profil Quebec 37 Co-operators Cdn Conserv Foe. Eg. 38 Dynamic Focus + Guarant. Bal. 39 Opus 2 Canadian Growth Equity 4». AIC American Focused_U.S. 41 National Bank Dividend_Cdn. 45 TD Monthly Income -1_Cdn. 43 Mac Cundill Cdn Security Series A 44 PH & N Bond Series A_Cdn. 4: TD Real Return Bond -1_Cdn. 46 Quadrus LLIM Income Plus_Cdn. 4 TD Canadian Bond -1_Cdn. 48 Perigee Global Bond_Foreign 4' Altamira Bond_Cdn. 50 Cl Canadian Investment_Cdn.

Fund Type small equity_179.8 resources_26.1 small Global equity_8.1 equity_1.2 equity_15.9 small small small equity_813 dividend_35.9 resources_843 equity_29.1 equity_1253 equity_33 small Cdn. dividend_1389.4 equity_222.2 U.S. small/mid equity_95.4 small bond_393 bond_293 dividend_67.2 Foreign bond_28.2 balanced_473 equity_29.2 bond_9.0 equity_1,100.4 balanced_64.4 dividend_1,452.0 balanced_1,7073 balanced_1,2463 balanced_660.7 Cdn. bond_163 Cdn. equity_233 Cdn. balanced_0.4 Cdn. equity_63 equity_797.1 dividend_214.4 balanced_88.7 Cdn. equity_223 bond_1,203.2 bond_3003 balanced_63 bond_2,831.2 bond_103 bond_3613 large

Management 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year RRSP Best Worst Average Expense Assets Return Return Return Return Eligibility Volatility 12 months 12 months 12 months Ratio 40.2 45.4 28.5_Yes_28.5 86.6 -17.7 23.6_2.10 39.3 42.3 29.8_Yes_23.9 100.6_-39.0_317_10.57 41.3 34.2 19.6 16.9 Yes_27.1 163.0_-42.8_1A3_2.48 20.7 29.2 17.5_Yes_20.7 68.7_-34.3 19.6_2.80 18.0 27.4_No_212_943_-33.7_133_2.00 22.5 23.0 6.0_No_21.4 54.6 -283 -2.4_1.82 31.8 21.6 14.7 16.2 Yes_12.0 62.7_-15.7 13.2_1.83 36.2 21.1 21.7_Yes_13^_818_-14.9_243_2.54 233 19.9 9.1 15.9 Yes_133_653_-26.6_112_139 7.2 19.8_Yes_123_473_-23_203_2.68 30.0 19.6 133 17.1 Foreign 133_47Â_-17.1_153_137 8.1 173 8.0 7.7 Yes_133_423_-23.0_83_2.23 153 17.2_Yes_133_44J_-63_133_234 5.0 17.0 193_Yes_113_414_10_213_n/a -2.0 163 123 153 Foreign 173 493 -15.7 173_1.25 12.0 163 173_Yes_203 1083_-163_213_0.60 93 16.1_Yes_133_733_-15_211_233 -7.2 143 10.1 163 Yes_114_573_-14_133_1.16 73 13.4 73 19.4 Yes_143 1433_-223 193_2.00 cap_3833 -23.4 13.2 83_Foreign 22.4_617_-23.4_183_233 03 133 93 143 Yes_11.9 57.4_-183 12.0_1.75 -3.2 12.6 10.5_Yes_163 643_-163 18.4_1.52 93 123 83 8.2 Yes_73_223_-14_17_132 213 12.1 6.7_Foreign_12_213_^73_53_033 -13 11.9_Yes_83_343_-93_93_2.70 15.7 113 7.4_Yes_10_263_-133_63_2.00 3.0 11.7 7.7 12.0 Yes_73 41.8 -15.0 103_1.75 63 11.7 7.3_No_16.7 51.9_-193 153_2.00 11.1 113 8.7_Yes_43 35.2_33_93_033 -53 113_Yes_133_443_33_133_2.47 7.1 11.1 6.0_Yes_63_133_-93_63_239 -1.8 103 8.2_Yes_10.4 473_-8.4 17.1_136 2.2 10.7 8.0 103 Yes_6.4 34.6_-133 10.7_137 23 103 6.0_Yes_5.1 25.7_33_6A_1.25 6.3 103_Yes_53 25.6_1^9_83_1.18 83 10.2_Yes_43 14.1_43_83_1.26 4.1 10.2 7.1 123 Yes_83 51.7_-113 11.1_2.40 5.0 10.1__Yes_63_203_33_83_3.91 -1.1 10.0_Yes_17.2 373_-11.0 13.3_2.17 -6.3 9.7_Foreign 10.7_413_-63_113_232 13 9.7 73 83 Yes_5.2 193_33_93_1.76 9.5 93_Yes_33 13.1_13_73_1.29 4.5 93 103 15.1 Yes_93 48.4 -163 10.4_2.17 9 3 9 3 6 3 83 Yes_33 233_31_93_037 133 8 3 73_Yes_5.2 19.4_33_73_135 41 83_Yes_43_133_21_83_2.41 9 3 8 3 6 3 8.7 Yes_33 22.4_33_93_132 16.4 83 7.2_Yes_73_133_33_63_117 103 83 6.0 9.4 Yes_7.2 283_-10.2 10.4_130 0 3 8.7 63 11.4 Yes_93 43.7_133_93_233

Assets: amount, in millions, managed by fund. Return: percentage return to Dec. 31, 2002. For periods longer than one year, average annual compound return is shown. RRSP eligibility: indicates whether fund can be held in a registered retirement savings plan, including as foreign content. Volatility: a measure (known as standard deviation) based on the variation in monthly returns over a three-year period. A higher number indicates

FIVE-STAR QU ALIT Which are the best of the best? Out of the more than 4,400 mutual funds in Canada, the 100

funds listed below were judged tops in their respective categories based on the Morningstar rating system. They were then ranked by their average annual compound return over three years. These are not necessarily the funds with the highest absolute returns. The five-star rating system used by Morningstar factors in the fund’s performance and risk-adjusted return in its category (fund type) over three-, fiveand 10-year periods. The scores for each period are weighted to arrive at an overall score—essentially, a measure of quality. The top 10 per cent of funds within each category receive the Morningstar five-star rating. Maclean’s Hot 100 ranks the best of those, based on the ratings on Dec. 31,2002. Excluded are funds with less than a three-year history, multiple versions of the same fund, funds that don’t report asset size or don’t deduct fees from returns, and those restricted to certain groups.

1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year RRSP Best Worst Average Expense FUND NAME Fund Type Assets Return Return Return Return Eligibility Volatility 12 months 12 months 12 months Ratio 5 ABC Fully-Managed Cdn. balanced 61.2 0.8 8.7 6.8 14.9 Yes 11.1 79.5 -13.0 14.7 2.00 5! Vertex Balanced Fund_Cdn. balanced_37.7 2.9 8.7_Yes_133_341_-63_123_130 53 Beutel Goodman Income_Cdn. bond_87.8 8.8 8.7 6.5 8.1 Yes_41_223_-103_18_036 5' McLean Budden Fixed Income_Cdn. bond_65.4 73 8.7 6.2 8.2 Yes_18_213_-13_94_070 5! Bissett Bond Class F_Cdn. bond_1043 93 83 63 83 Yes_18_227_-63_97_0.80 5f Mac Cundill Cdn Bal. Series C_Cdn. balanced_216.8 1.8 83_Yes_73_263_-03_93_2.61 5' London Life Income (LLIM)_Cdn. bond_163.8 4 3 8.3_Yes_15_137_-13_73_2.18 58 Leith Wheeler Fixed Income Cdn. bond 47.4 8.0 8.3 6.2 Yes 3.6 17.9 -2.7 7.9 0.75 51 Batirente Bonds_Cdn. bond_42.7 7 3 8.1 5.7 83 Yes_44 24.1_33_93_135 60 Mac Income Class A_Cdn. balanced_6233 23 8.0 67 87 Yes_43_213_-83_17_137 61 Cl Harbour Fund_Cdn. equity_1,7741 -03 8.0 73_Yes_103 27,5_737_16_247 61 Mawer Canadian Equity_Cdn. large cap_393 -03 7 3 5.8 10.1 Yes_113_423_-167_133_135 6. Renaissance Cdn Bal. Value_Cdn. balanced_1803 14 7.8_Yes_63_133_14_97_240 6^ Optimum Obligations_Cdn. bond_54 6.6 73 5.6 83 Yes_34_253_-73_93_1.68 61 Astra 125_Cdn. balanced_13 83 7.7_Yes_53 15.2_73_43_237 66 Trimark Global Balanced_Glbl. bal. & asset all. 1753 -7.7 7.7_Foreign 16.1_254_77_117_2.59 67 PH & N Sh. Term Bond & Mort. Sr A Cdn. short-term bond 1533 53 73 63_Yes_23_133_-23_73_0.63 68 Trans IMS Global Market Neutral Glbl. bal. & asset all. 363 -03 7.1 3.1_Yes_43_133_-143_57_230 69 CIBC Cdn Short-Term Bond Index Cdn. short-term bond 4603 53 73 53_Yes_24_173_-43_63_037 71 Standard Life Ideal Income Bal. Seg Cdn. balanced_52.6 0 3 73_Yes_46_133_-33_63_240 7 McLean Budden Cdn. Equity Value Cdn. large cap_43.5 -43 63_Yes_173_373_43_103_130 V Value Contrarian Canadian Equity Cdn. equity_8.6 -3.8 6.8 6.7_Yes_133_427_-83_103_2.00 73 Mac Ivy Growth & Income_Cdn. balanced_3,5813 -14 63 53 93 Yes_67_273_-23_103_2.25 74 O'Shaughnessy Canadian Equity Cdn. large cap_3303 -23 64 73_Yes_173_323_-13.6_103_1.85 75 Mac Ivy Foreign Equity_Global equity_3,1423 -23 6.1 7.9 11.4 Foreign 9.8_347_-23_123_2.53 7i Templeton Global Smaller Cos. Global equity_4143 -07 53 57 9.9 Foreign 114_373_-20.8_133_2.80 77 Evolution Canadian Equity - Value Cdn. equity_133 -97 5.8_Yes_173_284_-97_93_230 76 Mac Cundill Global Bal. Series C Glbl. bal. & asset all. 473 -13 53_Foreign_73_193_-13_77_232 7f London Life Growth & Income (MF) Cdn. tactical asset all. 2303 -1.9 53_Yes_63_177_-13_63_232 8C Mac Cundill Value Series A_Global equity_251.0 -13.8 5.5 6.9 117 Foreign 137 46.7_-183 10.8_277 8 Clarica Summit Canadian Equity Cdn. large cap_112.4 -4.2 54 43_Yes_93_233_43_67_335 82 Trimark Fund SC_Global equity_3,4953 -5.6 5 4 73 123 Foreign 137 453 -223 14.9_133 83 AIM Canadian First Class_Cdn. equity_6097 -73 53 107_Yes_133_534_-137_133_230 84 Mawer Canadian Balanced RSP Cdn. balanced_1013 0.1 4.9 54 9.0 Yes_63_303_37_94_170 8! Renaissance Canadian Balanced Cdn. balanced_6167 -23 4.6 5.3 97 Yes_53_293_-63_84_238 86 Bissett Canadian Equity Class F Cdn. equity_5893 -83 43 4.3 123 Yes_127_554_-153_133_139 8' Trimark Select Growth_Global equity_5,9443 -63 44 63 114 Foreign 134_443_-173_134_243 86 National Bank Treasury Mgmt._Cdn. money mkt._9413 23 44 43_Yes_03_57_23_43_039 89 Bissett Canadian Balanced Class F Cdn. balanced_2483 -24 43 43 10.1 Yes_73_347_-53_133_034 91 National Bank Corp. Cash Mgmt. Cdn. money mkt._9223 2.7 4 3 43_Tfes_03_67_27_43_041 93 TD Premium Money Market -1 Cdn. money mkt. 3,8937 24 43 43_Yes_0.4 53_2.3 4.5_032 91 Royal Premium Money Market_Cdn. money mkt. 4,5913 23 43 43_Yes_04_53_23_44_035 9: FMOQ Money Market_Cdn. money mkt._183 2.2 43 43 4.6 Yes_04 12.6_23 63_040 9‘ Perigee T-Plus_Cdn. money mkt. 5943 2.1 33 43 4.7 Yes_03 13.6_27_63_0.48 91 North Growth Cdn. Money Market Cdn. money mkt._207 23 33_Yes_04_53_23_43_035 96 Trans IMS Money Market_Cdn. money mkt._4.1 23 33 4.1 44 Yes_03 113_17 53_130 97 BMP Premium Money Market Cdn. money mkt. 1,4833 23 33 43_Yes_04 54_23 43_0.43 98 Franklin Templeton Money Mkt Cl. F Cdn. money mkt._723 2.1 3.7 4 3 43 Yes_04_73_27_43_034 99 Mawer Cdn Diversified Investment Cdn. tactical asset all. 373 -13 33 4.7 84 Foreign 6.8_283_-63_83_131 10Q Clarington Canadian Income_Cdn. balanced_1,3273 -84 2.6 53_Yes_63_133_-84_63_244 greater volatility. Best/worst/average 12 months: maximum/minimum/average percentage return in any 12-month period over the past 15 years (or since fund’s inception). Management expense ratio: yearly percentage of assets that goes toward running fund. These fees have been deducted from returns shown, n/a: not available. Not all funds be available in all provinces.