National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds
Appendix F

Item 3 – Difference in classes or series of securities of a mutual fund

Despite Item 2(2), if a series or class of securities of the mutual fund has an attribute that results in a different investment risk level for the series or class than the investment risk level of the mutual fund, the return on investment for that series or class of securities must be used to calculate the standard deviation of that series or class of securities.

Commentary: Generally, all series or classes of securities of a mutual fund will have the same investment risk level as determined under Items 1 and 2. However, a particular series or class of securities of a mutual fund may have a different investment risk level than the other series or classes of securities of the same mutual fund if that series or class of securities has an attribute that differs from the others. For example, a series or class of securities that employs currency hedging or that is offered in the currency of the United States of America (if the mutual fund is otherwise offered in the currency of Canada) has an attribute that could result in a different investment risk level than that of the mutual fund.