First Asset Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF

Fund Overview

First Asset Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF (the "Fund") provides investors with exposure to a select group of 20 Canadian equity securities that exhibit low beta (low sensitivity to market fluctuations) and high dividend yield characteristics. The Fund has been designed to replicate the performance of the CIBC Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index, which uses a proprietary rules-based methodology to select constituent securities from those trading on the TSX that meet minimum market cap and average daily volume thresholds. Securities will be equally weighted and rebalanced quarterly.

Sector Breakdown*

As at 29 September 2017
*As a percent of invested assets

The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns, including changes in unit value and do not take into account sales, redemption or optional charges or income taxes payable by a security holder that would have reduced returns.

Key Facts

Index Characteristics

Number of Securities20
Price/Earnings Ratio16.62
Price/Book Ratio1.42
As at 29 Sep, 2017

Index Risk Return Measures

Time period: 01/5/2005 to 09/29/2017IndexBenchmark
Return (% annualized)8.897.36
Std Dev9.3312.82
Sortino Ratio1.190.67
Max Drawdown-33.92-43.35
Up Capture68.84100.00
Down Capture42.86100.00
As at 29 Sep, 2017
Index: CIBC Canadian Dividend Low Volatility Index
Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite TR Index


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 3.59%

FDLTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2017 +$0.58590$0.58590--------
2016 +$0.14580$0.14580-$0.02445-$0.03069$0.00600$0.08204$0.00262-


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