Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jun 28, 2002
CUSIP: 55273G777
Ticker Symbol: MAMAX
Morningstar Category:Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
As of Jun 30, 2022
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $6,281

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks a high level of total return consistent with a moderate level of risk relative to the other MFS Asset Allocation Funds.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund is designed to provide diversification among different asset classes by investing its assets in other mutual funds advised by the adviser referred to as underlying funds. Within the stock fund allocations, the adviser seeks to diversify by geography (by including domestic and international underlying funds), in terms of market capitalization (by including large, mid, and small capitalization underlying funds), and by style (by including both growth and value underlying funds).

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Jun 30, 2022
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
MFS Moderate Alloc Aa-10.83%-16.18%-12.59%4.06%5.65%6.67%6.41%
S&P 500 Indexa,b-16.10%-19.96%-10.62%10.60%11.31%12.96%N/A
Morningstar Allocation -- 50% to 70% Equitya,c-10.58%-14.43%-11.07%4.54%5.29%6.69%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, participants or plan sponsors in a MissionSquare Retirement administered account can log in at www.icmarc.org, or institutions can go to www.investments.missionsq.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.93%
Net Expenses0.91%

 

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b. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.

c. The Morningstar category average return represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

d. Differences between the net and gross expense ratios of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, and/or expense limits.

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Jun 30, 2022
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars709
3-Year 3 Stars709
5-Year 3 Stars645
10-Year 3 Stars476

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating/40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating/30% five–year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Jun 30, 2022
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Large BlendMedium Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of May 31, 2022
Type of Asset Percent
Equity56%
Fixed Income40%
Cash/Other4%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of May 31, 2022
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock40.0%
Foreign Stock15.9%
Domestic Bond30.6%
Foreign Bond9.2%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.3%
Cash0.8%
Other3.2%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 

Equity Sector As of May 31, 2022
SectorPercent
Technology9.5%
Financial Services8.7%
Industrials7.5%
Healthcare7.3%
Consumer Cyclical5.4%
Real Estate4.3%
Consumer Defensive3.7%
Communication Services3.1%
Basic Materials2.9%
Utilities1.9%
Energy1.6%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Credit Quality As of May 31, 2022
Quality LevelPercent
AAA53.0%
AA3.5%
A7.7%
BBB13.2%
BB11.7%
B5.8%
Below B1.5%
Not Rated3.7%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of May 31, 2022
Holding NamePercent
MFS Government Securities R69.9%
MFS Total Return Bond R68.9%
MFS Value R68.2%
MFS Research R68.2%
MFS Growth R67.7%
MFS Mid Cap Value R67.2%
MFS Inflation-Adjusted Bond R66.9%
MFS Mid Cap Growth R66.7%
MFS Research International R65.0%
MFS Global Opportunistic Bd R64.9%
Fixed Income Sector As of May 31, 2022
SectorPercent
Government18.7%
Corporate11.4%
Securitized9.4%
Cash & Equivalents0.8%
Municipal0.5%
Derivative0.2%

Exposure reflects fixed income securities only and will sum to the fixed income exposure of the fund.

 
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Jun 30, 2022
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.620.60
Alpha-2.88-1.73
Standard Deviation11.9710.60
 
 

Trading Restrictions

Purchase, Sale, and Transfer Restrictions

 

This fund imposes trading restrictions which may limit your ability to buy or sell the fund in certain circumstances. Please see the fund prospectus or applicable disclosure materials for further information.

 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus or disclosure materials carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus or disclosure materials before investing. To request a prospectus or disclosure materials, you may contact us by calling 800-669-7400, or log in at www.icmarc.org.

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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.