CI 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF

Fund Overview

The Fund has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of a Canadian 1-5 year laddered government strip bond index, net of expenses. The current index is the FTSE Canada 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond IndexTM (the "Index"). The Fund invests primarily in strip bonds, both coupons and residuals, derived from Canadian federal and provincial government bonds issued domestically in Canada and denominated in Canadian dollars. The investment strategy of the Fund is to invest in and hold constituent securities of the Index in substantially the same proportion as they are reflected in the Index.

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want short-term bond exposure to minimize interest rate risk
  • want government bond exposure to minimize credit risk
  • want to receive regular quarterly cash flows (if any)
  • Can tolerate low risk.


BXF 0.45%-0.53%-0.41%-1.16%-1.16%1.98%2.27%2.16%1.76%1.85%
As at: 31 Dec 2021


Historical NAVs

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.

The Fund is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by, FTSE Debt Capital Markets Inc. ("FTDCM"), FTSE International limited ("FTSE") or the London Stock Exchange Group companies (the "Exchange")(FTDCM and together with FTSE and the Exchange, the "Licensor Parties"). The Licensor Parties make no warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Index and/or the figure at which the said Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise. The Index is compiled and calculated by FTDCM and all copyright in the Index values and constituent lists vests in FTDCM. The Licensor Parties shall not be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and the Licensor Parties shall not be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. The Index is a trademark of FTSE Global Debt Capital Markets Inc., incorporating "FTSE®" under license. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTDCM under licence.

Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Weighted Average Duration3.10
Weighted Average Term to Maturity3.10
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity %1.38
As at 30 Nov, 2021

Rating Summary (%)

As at 30 Nov, 2021

Number of securities: 25

Asset Allocation

Security Type%
Deep Discounted Bond100.00%


NameSecurity TypeISINTicker %
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/02/2024) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVG58 QHESTP 4.59
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/06/2024) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZUT43 ONTSTP 4.58
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/12/2023) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZUS69 ONTSTP 4.57
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/08/2023) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVF75 QHESTP 4.53
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (01/06/2024) Deep Discounted BondCA13508ZB277 CANCDS 4.50
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/08/2024) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVH32 QHESTP CN 4.17
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/12/2024) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZUU16 ONTSTP CN 4.17
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/02/2025) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVJ97 QHESTP CN 4.17
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/06/2025) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZUV98 ONTSTP CN 4.16
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (01/06/2025) Deep Discounted BondCA13508ZB434 CANCDS CN 4.09
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/06/2023) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZUR86 ONTSTP 3.86
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/12/2022) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZUQ04 ONTSTP 3.85
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/08/2026) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVM27 QHESTP 3.85
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/02/2023) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVE01 QHESTP 3.85
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/06/2027) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZK813 ONTSTP 3.84
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/08/2022) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVD28 QHESTP 3.84
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (01/06/2027) Deep Discounted BondCA13509ZWV98 CANCDS 3.83
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/12/2026) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZK730 ONTSTP 3.83
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/02/2027) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVN00 QHESTP 3.83
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (01/06/2023) Deep Discounted BondCA13508ZA857 CANCDS 3.73
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/08/2025) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVK60 QHESTP 3.66
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/06/2026) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZA749 ONTSTP 3.65
HYDRO QUEBEC (15/02/2026) Deep Discounted BondCA44882ZVL44 QHESTP 3.65
PROV OF ONTARIO (02/12/2025) Deep Discounted BondCA68323ZZF93 ONTSTP 3.65
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (01/06/2026) Deep Discounted BondCA13509ZWT43 CANCDS 3.56

As at: 20 January 2022
Holdings are subject to change



Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 1.40% (as at 20 Jan 2022)

BXFTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2021 +$0.14260$0.14260--------
2020 +$0.17580$0.17580---$0.17580----
2019 +$0.17790$0.17790---$0.17790----
2018 +$0.15650$0.15550$0.00100--$0.15650----
2017 +$0.11860$0.11860---$0.11147-$0.00713--
2016 +$0.12200$0.12200---$0.10102$0.01404$0.00694--
2015 +$0.12780$0.12780---$0.07302$0.00382$0.05096--
2014 +$0.17510$0.17510---$0.14177-$0.03333--
2013 +$0.09745$0.09745---$0.08142-$0.01603--

(1) Future distribution dates may be amended at any time. (2) Reinvested distributions are not paid in cash but instead remain invested in the Fund. To recognize that these distributions have been allocated to investors for tax purposes the amounts of these distributions should be added to the adjusted cost base of the units held. (3) The characterization of distributions for tax purposes (such as dividends/other income/capital gains etc.) will not be known for certain until after the Fund's tax year end. Therefore investors will be informed of the characterization of the amounts distributed for tax purposes only for the entire year and not with each distribution. For tax purposes these amounts will be reported by brokers on official tax statements.


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Proxy voting record for the most recent year:

30 Jun, 2020 - Proxy Voting Record

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