"Our competitive advantage is shaped through our disciplined approach to investing."

First Asset's top down, bottom up analysis, combined with extensive screening, research and rigorous ongoing due diligence forms the process for security selection and investment decisions. The portfolio management team is highly familiar with ETF management as it is one of the first Canadian firms to offer actively managed ETFs.

Lead Portfolio Managers

Manash Goswami

Manash Goswami, Portfolio Manager
Manash is a Portfolio Manager and joined First Asset in 2007. He is responsible for managing several equity mandates with a focus on investing in companies with the ability to sustain and grow dividends. Manash has been recognized by Brendan Wood International (BWI) as one of Canada's top ranked portfolio managers, achieving Platinum Class by being named one of the TopGun Investment Minds in Canada consecutively since 20131. He has a broad range of industry expertise, including energy, energy infrastructure, and utilities.

Investment Process

First Asset's well defined investment process provides the potential for increased consistency and replicability of performance results by ensuring that portfolio buy and sell decisions are made objectively, rather than by emotional or subjective triggers.

First Asset's investment process involves:

Idea Generation

Idea Generation
Top down, bottom up analysis and proprietary research, involving ongoing dialogue with investment community and industry contacts.

Company Analysis

Company Analysis
Rigorous analysis is conducted by the Portfolio Management team responsible for each fund whereby companies are uniquely identified based on a Fund's specific investment objectives.

Security Selection

Security Selection
25-50 securities are selected based on an attractive risk/return profile and specific catalysts.


Ongoing due-diligence and investment decisions based on a change in fundamentals, thesis, or valuation.

1. Manash Goswami has achieved TopGun Platinum Class status by being named one of the TopGun Investment Minds in Canada consecutively from 2013 to 2017. TopGun rankings are published by Brendan Wood International (BWI), a global intelligence-based advisory firm. Sell-side professionals vote for the portfolio managers they believed to be the leading minds in the business. The TopGun Class consists only of the top decile of the nominees in an elite field of investment professionals in a given year. For more information, see www.TopGunPress.com or www.brendanwood.com.

First Asset ETFs Actively Managed by
First Asset Investment Management Inc.

Ticker ETFs
FDV CI First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF
FAI CI First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF

Detailed Information

FDV Monthly Profile
FDV Commentary
FAI Monthly Profile
FAI Commentary

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