TORONTO (April 22, 2019) - First Asset Investment Management Inc. ("First Asset") and CI Investments Inc. ("CI"), an affiliate of First Asset, are pleased to announce that First Asset ETFs will be rebranded as CI First Asset ETFs effective April 29, 2019.
"The new branding reflects the growing synergies between our firms," said Rohit Mehta, President of First Asset and Executive Vice-President, CI Financial Corp. "We are bringing together First Asset's specialized experience in smart beta and actively managed ETFs with CI's strength in investment management and its extensive national reach." CI Financial Corp. is the parent company of CI and First Asset.
The change also simplifies the client experience by clarifying the relationship between the two firms, which are now working closely together in product development, sales and marketing. Certain members of CI's investment management teams are portfolio managers of several actively managed First Asset ETFs, and, in January, CI launched CI Mosaic ETF Portfolios, a series of mutual fund portfolios that invest primarily in First Asset ETFs.
"Our strategy is to be 'platform-agnostic' - making it easy for advisors and investors to access our investment management expertise and innovative solutions by offering them through a variety of platforms, including mutual funds, pools and ETFs," Mr. Mehta said.
A leader in smart beta and actively managed ETFs, First Asset is now the fifth largest ETF provider in Canada, with over $5 billion in ETF assets under management.
The list of ETF name changes is below. The CI First Asset ETFs' ticker symbols are not changing.
|Ticker||Former Name||New Name|
|BXF||First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF||CI First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF|
|FDV||First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF||CI First Asset Active Canadian Dividend ETF|
|FAO, FAO.U||First Asset Active Credit ETF||CI First Asset Active Credit ETF|
|FAI||First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF||CI First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF|
|FBE||First Asset Canadian Buyback Index ETF||CI First Asset Canadian Buyback Index ETF|
|CXF||First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF||CI First Asset Canadian Convertible Bond ETF|
|RIT||First Asset Canadian REIT ETF||CI First Asset Canadian REIT ETF|
|CIC||First Asset CanBanc Income Class ETF||CI First Asset CanBanc Income Class ETF|
|MXF||First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF||CI First Asset Can-Materials Covered Call ETF|
|CED||First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF||CI First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF|
|CSY||First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income Class ETF||CI First Asset Core Canadian Equity Income Class ETF|
|CES, CES.U, CES.B||First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF||CI First Asset Core U.S. Equity ETF|
|NXF, NXF.B||First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF||CI First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF|
|FGO, FGO.U||First Asset Enhanced Government Bond ETF||CI First Asset Enhanced Government Bond ETF|
|FSB, FSB.U||First Asset Enhanced Short Duration Bond ETF||CI First Asset Enhanced Short Duration Bond ETF|
|FHB||First Asset European Bank ETF||CI First Asset European Bank ETF|
|FSF||First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF||CI First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF|
|FHI, FHI.B||First Asset Health Care Giants Covered Call ETF||CI First Asset Health Care Giants Covered Call ETF|
|FIG, FIG.U||First Asset Investment Grade Bond ETF||CI First Asset Investment Grade Bond ETF|
|FLB||First Asset Long Duration Fixed Income ETF||CI First Asset Long Duration Fixed Income ETF|
|DXM||First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar Canada Dividend Target 30 Index ETF|
|WXM||First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF|
|FXM||First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF|
|ZXM, ZXM.B||First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF|
|VXM, VXM.B||First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar International Value Index ETF|
|QXM||First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF|
|UXM, UXM.B||First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar US Dividend Target 50 Index ETF|
|YXM, YXM.B||First Asset Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF|
|XXM, XXM.B||First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF||CI First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF|
|RWC||First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF||CI First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF|
|FQC||First Asset MSCI Canada Quality Index Class ETF||CI First Asset MSCI Canada Quality Index Class ETF|
|RWE, RWE.B||First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF||CI First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF|
|RWX, RWX.B||First Asset MSCI International Low Risk Weighted ETF||CI First Asset MSCI International Low Risk Weighted ETF|
|RWU, RWU.B||First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF||CI First Asset MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF|
|RWW, RWW.B||First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF||CI First Asset MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF|
|FPR||First Asset Preferred Share ETF||CI First Asset Preferred Share ETF|
|FGB||First Asset Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF||CI First Asset Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF|
|TXF, TXF.B||First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF||CI First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF|
|FLI||First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF||CI First Asset U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF|
|FBU||First Asset U.S. Buyback Index ETF||CI First Asset U.S. Buyback Index ETF|
|FUT||First Asset U.S. Tactical Sector Allocation Index ETF||CI First Asset U.S. Tactical Sector Allocation Index ETF|
|SID||First Asset U.S. TrendLeaders Index ETF||CI First Asset U.S. TrendLeaders Index ETF|
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First Asset, a CI Financial Company, is a Canadian investment firm delivering a comprehensive suite of smart ETF solutions. Rooted in strong fundamentals, First Asset's smart solutions strive to deliver better risk-adjusted returns than the broad market, while helping investors achieve their personal financial goals.
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