Corporate Class CI Canadian Banks Income Class ETF

Fund Overview

The Fund's investment objectives are to provide Shareholders with (i) quarterly distributions; (ii) the opportunity for capital appreciation; and (iii) lower overall volatility of portfolio returns than would be experienced by owning a portfolio of common shares of the following banks directly: Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

As part of its investment strategy, each month, the Fund sells call options on approximately, and not more than, 25% of the common shares of each bank held in the portfolio.

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want equity exposure to Canada's 6 largest banks
  • want the potential for high income generation
  • want to receive regular quarterly cash flows (if any)
  • can tolerate medium risk.


CIC -0.54%0.61%9.51%23.78%42.19%12.45%8.17%8.40%10.16%10.05%9.76%
As at: 30 Sep 2021 - Benchmark: S&P/TSX Equal Weight Diversified Banks Index


Historical NAVs

Sector Breakdown

As at August 31, 2021

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. CI Canadian Banks Income Class ETF (CIC) was originally launched as a TSX-listed closed-end fund on August 18, 2010, and converted into an exchange traded fund on September 24, 2015. Performance shown is since inception of the closed-end fund. In connection with the conversion, and pursuant to unitholder approval, the annual management fee payable by the Fund to CI Investments Inc., as manager, was reduced to 0.65% (from 1.05%) of the NAV per unit. Had these changes been in effect prior to this date the performance of the Fund could have been different.

S&P/TSX Equal Weight Diversified Banks Index is an equal-weighted index of commercial banks whose businesses primarily include commercial lending operations, retail banking, as well as small and medium enterprise corporate lending. This Index is used as a benchmark to help you understand the Fund`s performance relative to the general performance of the Canadian financial sector.

Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Gross Option Premium*2.97%
Current Dividend Yield13.65%
Price/Earnings Ratio11.54
Price/Book Ratio1.70
As at 31 Aug, 2021
* Gross Option Premiums represent those received on 20 Aug, 2021
1 The Current Dividend Yield represents the gross yield on the ETF`s underlying portfolio of securities. It is not the yield or the distribution investors will receive by virtue of an investment in the ETF.

Fund Statistics

P/S Ratio (TTM) (Long)3.48
ROA % (TTM) (Long)0.79
ROE % (TTM) (Long)15.78
As at 31 Aug, 2021

Number of securities: 12

Asset Allocation

Security Type%
Common Stock100.00%


NameSecurity TypeISINTicker %
TORONTO DOMINION BANK Common StockCA8911605092 TD CN 16.93
BANK OF MONTREAL Common StockCA0636711016 BMO CN 16.63
NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA Common StockCA6330671034 NA CN 16.61
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA Common StockCA0641491075 BNS CN 16.56
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA Common StockCA7800871021 RY CN 16.48
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BK OF COMM Common StockCA1360691010 CM CN 16.16
CM CN CALL 150 10/15/21 CANADIAN IMPERIAL BK OF CO (16/10/2021) Option 0.00
RY CN CALL 130 10/15/21 ROYAL BANK OF CANADA (16/10/2021) Option 0.00
TD CN CALL 84 10/15/21 TORONTO DOMINION BANK COM (16/10/2021) Option 0.00
BMO CN CALL 130 10/15/21 BANK OF MONTREAL (16/10/2021) Option 0.00
NA CN CALL 100 10/15/21 NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA (16/10/2021) Option 0.00
BNS CN CALL 78 10/15/21 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (16/10/2021) Option 0.00

As at: 14 October 2021
Holdings are subject to change



Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 6.06% (as at 14 Oct 2021)

CICTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2021 +$0.52580$0.52580--------
2020 +$0.99250$0.99250-$0.56280---$0.42970--
2019 +$0.70000$0.70000-$0.54508---$0.15492--
2018 +$0.70000$0.70000-$0.46764---$0.23236--
2017 +$0.70000$0.70000-$0.45108---$0.24892--
2016 +$0.78360$0.78360-$0.47145---$0.31215--
2015 +$0.72930$0.72930-$0.41623---$0.31307--
2014 +$0.70000$0.70000-$0.43231---$0.26769--
2013 +$0.70000$0.70000-$0.10730---$0.59270--
2012 +$0.71250$0.71250-$0.30850---$0.40400--
2011 +$0.70000$0.70000-$0.49797---$0.20203--
2010 +$0.26082$0.26082-$0.09869---$0.16213--

(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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