First Asset Global Dividend Fund

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Investment Objectives

First Asset Global Dividend Fund's investment objective is to provide unitholders with the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation by investing, directly or indirectly, primarily in equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world.

Investment Strategies

The Fund's investment portfolio will be actively managed using both a top-down approach for country/region and sector allocation, and a bottom-up approach to security selection that will endeavor to construct a well-diversified and efficient portfolio. The investment strategy employed by the Fund will, among other things:

  • actively manage allocations to regions or countries and over/underweighting exposure to industries poised to benefit from, or suffer from, global economic conditions;
  • invest, directly or indirectly, in equity securities of companies from a variety of industries located throughout the world, including Canada and emerging markets; and
  • invest in securities other than common equities, such as convertible securities or exchange-traded funds in accordance with applicable securities laws or an exemption therefrom, with a view to facilitating diversification, efficiency and mitigating risk.

In order to mitigate currency risks for Canadian investors in Class A and F units, the Fund will employ a currency hedging strategy utilizing currency forward arrangements. The Fund will have the ability to hedge 80% - 100% of the currency exposure of the investment portfolio. The target is to hedge approximately 90% of the currency exposure based on the top 5 foreign currency exposures. The portion of the investment portfolio attributable to the Class A1 or Class F1 units will not be currency hedged.

 1m3m6mYTD1y2y3y4ySI
Class A 0.01%0.76%4.46%4.46%10.84%5.42%2.78%4.91%5.06%
As at: 30 Jun 2017 and since mandate change 1 Jan 2013
 1m3m6mYTD1y2y3y4ySI
Class F 0.09%1.17%5.28%5.28%12.02%5.82%3.36%5.55%5.74%
As at: 30 Jun 2017 and since mandate change 1 Jan 2013
 1m3m6mYTD1y2y3y4ySI
Class A1 -3.35%-0.30%3.49%3.49%10.68%6.46%7.19%8.49%9.00%
As at: 30 Jun 2017 and since mandate change 1 Jan 2013
 1m3m6mYTD1y2y3y4ySI
Class F1 -3.26%-0.03%4.05%4.05%11.83%7.65%8.36%9.68%10.17%
As at: 30 Jun 2017 and since mandate change 1 Jan 2013

 

Sector Breakdown

As at 30 June 2017

 

Geographic Breakdown

As at 30 June 2017

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.Performance shown is since the Mandate Change on January 1, 2013. In conjunction with unitholder approved changes to the Fund`s investment mandate, former Class A, B, C and D units of the Fund were re-designated as new Class A units and former Class L, M and O units of the Fund were re-designated as new Class A1 units. Full details of these changes are available in the Fund`s prospectus and information circular, which can be found on our website and at www.sedar.com. On January 1, 2015, Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited commenced investment advisory and portfolio management services for the Fund. Had these changes been in effect prior to this date the performance of the Fund could have been different.

Top holdings

Sector% Weighting
Microsoft CorpInformation Technology5.9
Becton Dickinson And CoHealth Care4.6
Comcast CorpConsumer Discretionary4.5
Us BancorpFinancials4.0
Wells Fargo & CoFinancials3.9
Nestle SaConsumer Staples3.8
Pepsico IncConsumer Staples3.5
Walgreens Boots Alliance IncConsumer Staples3.3
3m CoIndustrials3.3
Glaxosmithkline PlcHealth Care3.3
As at 30 June 2017

Distributions

Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 4.99%

Class ATotal
SI$5.80000
2017 +$0.25000
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2016 +$0.50000
29-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2015 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2014 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
28-Mar$0.12500
2013 +$0.51250
30-Dec$0.12500
27-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
27-Mar$0.13750
2012 +$0.55000
28-Dec$0.13750
27-Sep$0.13750
28-Jun$0.13750
29-Mar$0.13750
2011 +$0.55000
29-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
29-Jun$0.13750
30-Mar$0.13750
2010 +$0.55000
30-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
29-Jun$0.13750
30-Mar$0.13750
2009 +$0.55000
30-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
29-Jun$0.13750
30-Mar$0.13750
2008 +$0.55000
30-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
27-Jun$0.13750
31-Mar$0.13750
2007 +$0.53750
28-Dec$0.13750
27-Sep$0.13750
28-Jun$0.13750
29-Mar$0.12500
2006 +$0.25000
28-Dec$0.12500
28-Sep$0.12500
Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 4.82%

Class FTotal
SI$5.80000
2017 +$0.25000
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2016 +$0.50000
29-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2015 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2014 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
28-Mar$0.12500
2013 +$0.51250
30-Dec$0.12500
27-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
27-Mar$0.13750
2012 +$0.55000
28-Dec$0.13750
27-Sep$0.13750
28-Jun$0.13750
29-Mar$0.13750
2011 +$0.55000
29-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
29-Jun$0.13750
30-Mar$0.13750
2010 +$0.55000
30-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
29-Jun$0.13750
30-Mar$0.13750
2009 +$0.55000
30-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
29-Jun$0.13750
30-Mar$0.13750
2008 +$0.55000
30-Dec$0.13750
29-Sep$0.13750
27-Jun$0.13750
31-Mar$0.13750
2007 +$0.53750
28-Dec$0.13750
27-Sep$0.13750
28-Jun$0.13750
29-Mar$0.12500
2006 +$0.25000
28-Dec$0.12500
28-Sep$0.12500
Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 4.23%

Class A1Total
SI$2.26250
2017 +$0.25000
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2016 +$0.50000
29-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2015 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2014 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
28-Mar$0.12500
2013 +$0.51250
30-Dec$0.12500
27-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
27-Mar$0.13750
Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 4.01%

Class F1Total
SI$2.26250
2017 +$0.25000
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2016 +$0.50000
29-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2015 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
29-Jun$0.12500
30-Mar$0.12500
2014 +$0.50000
30-Dec$0.12500
29-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
28-Mar$0.12500
2013 +$0.51250
30-Dec$0.12500
27-Sep$0.12500
27-Jun$0.12500
27-Mar$0.13750

News

11 Apr 2016 First Asset Opens the Market First Asset
23 Oct 2015 CI Financial scoops up ETF provider First Asset Capital The Globe and Mail | Clare O'Hara
21 Jul 2015 Stripping away preconceived notions of fixed income Financial Post | John Pagliacci
30 Sep 2014 A look inside Canada's hottest ETFs Special to the Globe and Mail | Andrew Hallam
18 Jun 2014 First Asset ETFs June Distributions Marketwired
15 May 2014 There’s no debating the intelligence of “smart beta” Your Guide to ETF Investing
13 May 2014 Behind the Scenes with Smart Beta www.wealthprofessional.ca
5 May 2014 Taming Wild Currency Plays www.wealthprofessional.ca
14 Apr 2014 Fifteen top Canadian equity funds The Globe and Mail | Jacqueline Nelson
19 Mar 2014 First Asset ETFs March Distributions Marketwired
14 Mar 2014 Understanding factor-indexed ETFs ADVISOR.CA
10 Dec 2013 Intelligent indexing puts a new spin on ETF investing Special to Financial Post
17 Oct 2013 Scouring for ETFs that mix growth, value The Globe and Mail | Ian McGugan
13 Sep 2013 Don't buy exchange-traded funds blindly Richmond News
1 Dec 2012 Fixed-income ETFs hit the sweet spot Investment Executive | Dwarka Lakhan
30 Nov 2012 5 myths about exchange traded funds Financial Post | David Pett
14 Mar 2012 Don't take your ETF's yield at face value Morningstar | John Gabriel
12 Mar 2012 XTF Insight: Convertible bond exchange-traded funds show potential in diversified portfolios Financial Post | Postmedia for XTF | Barry Gordon
9 Mar 2012
7 Mar 2012 Are ETFs bought, rather than sold? Financial Post | Jonathan Chevreau
5 Mar 2012 XTF Insight: Hedging your bets with ETFs Financial Post | Postmedia for XTF
17 Feb 2012 More room to grow for Canadian ETFs Financial Post | David Pett
13 Feb 2012 How ETFs Have Evolved ETF TRENDS | John Spence
13 Feb 2012 XTF Insight: The evolution of ETFs Financial Post | Postmedia for XTF | Barry Gordon
8 Feb 2012 ETFs spurring shift to fee-based advice The Globe and Mail | John Heinzl
6 Feb 2012 XTF Insight: Understanding the basics of ETF liquidity Financial Post | Postmedia for XTF
30 Jan 2012 XTF Insight: Understanding the basics of ETF liquidity Financial Post | Postmedia for XTF
20 Jan 2012 ETF firms take aim at advisors Investment Executive | Megan Harman
13 Dec 2011 First Asset licenses Morningstar indexes for ETFs Investment Executive | James Langton
15 Nov 2011 Advisors embracing ETFs Investment Executive | Megan Harman
7 Jun 2011 Vanguard targets fee-only advisers The Global and Mail | Shirley Won
6 Jun 2011 Vanguard poised to set off ETF price war The Globe and Mail | Shirley Won
31 May 2011 XTF Capital Corp. Launches ETFs Marketwired
9 Jun 2006 Rising loonie woes

Documents

30 Jun, 2016 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2015 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2014 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2013 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2012 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2011 | Proxy Voting Record

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