CI First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF (CAD Hedged)

Fund Overview

The Fund's investment objective is to provide holders, through an actively managed portfolio, with (i) quarterly cash distributions, (ii) the opportunity for capital appreciation by investing on an equal weight basis in a portfolio of equity securities of the 15 largest non-Canadian issuers classified within either the "Integrated Oil & Gas" or "Oil & Gas Exploration & Production" Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sub-industry groups, or otherwise determined by the Manager to derive their revenue primarily from the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas measured by US$ market capitalization with common stock or ADRs listed on a Canadian or U.S. stock exchange, and (iii) lower overall volatility of returns on the portfolio than would be experienced by owning a portfolio of securities of such issuers directly. The portfolio is rebalanced quarterly in order to maintain an approximately equal weighting, and each month the Manager employs a covered call option writing program on approximately, and not more than, 25% of the securities of each portfolio issuer. Options may be written on each individual portfolio issuer, or on a basket basis, encompassing more than one portfolio security, in the discretion of the Manager in order to seek to earn attractive, tax effective income from dividends and call option premiums, lower the overall volatility of returns associated with owning a portfolio of these securities, and to generate capital appreciation. It is intended that at all times at least 90% of the value of the foreign currency exposure attributable to the Units will be hedged back to the Canadian dollar

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want non-Canadian equity exposure to companies in the energy sector on a CAD hedged basis
  • want the potential for high income generation
  • want to receive regular quarterly cash flows (if any)
  • can tolerate medium to high risk.


NXF 0.46%-0.10%-22.92%-38.52%-32.44%-26.01%-11.50%-9.48%-6.87%-8.74%
As at: 31 Aug 2020


Historical NAVs

Sector Breakdown

As at August 31, 2020

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.

Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Gross Option Premium*5.35%
Current Dividend Yield16.09%
Price/Book Ratio0.86
As at 31 Aug, 2020
* Gross Option Premiums represent those received on 21 Aug, 2020
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)0.48
P/C Ratio (TTM) (Long)3.32
ROA % (TTM) (Long)-1.34
ROE % (TTM) (Long)-5.50
As at 31 Aug, 2020

Number of securities: 26

Asset Allocation

Security Type%
Foreign Stock99.80%
Currency Security0.20%



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In order to prevent the inadvertent breach by CI First Asset ETFs of its contractual obligations and also in order to ensure that the Index ETF’s interests are maximized, CI First Asset ETFs has implemented this best practice Disclosure Policy. This policy requires that, from the period commencing 3 trading days prior to the effective date of any index reconstitution/rebalancing in respect of an Index ETF (the “Rebalancing Effective Date”) and ending 10 trading days after the Rebalancing Effective Date (or such later date at which all related Rebalancing Trades have been completed) (the “Rebalancing Period”), CI First Asset ETFs will not update portfolio information on its website in respect of such Index ETF but will instead continue to display portfolio information in respect of such Index ETF as at the trading date immediately prior to the commencement of the Rebalancing Period. This policy will protect the Index ETF from potentially being exposed to external risk factors, such as front-running, during the Rebalancing Period, and will also ensure that CI First Asset ETFs does not inadvertently breach its contractual obligations.
NameSecurity TypeISINTicker %
EQUINOR ASA Foreign StockUS29446M1027 EQNR US 8.16
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA Foreign StockUS71654V4086 PBR US 7.50
TOTAL SE Foreign StockUS89151E1091 TOT US 7.33
ECOPETROL SA Foreign StockUS2791581091 EC US 7.24
PETROCHINA CO LTD Foreign StockUS71646E1001 PTR US 7.03
CNOOC LTD Foreign StockUS1261321095 CEO US 6.93
ENI SPA Foreign StockUS26874R1086 E US 6.82
CHEVRON CORP Foreign StockUS1667641005 CVX US 6.43
BP PLC Foreign StockUS0556221044 BP US 6.38
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Foreign StockUS7802592060 RDS/A US 6.21
EXXON MOBIL CORP Foreign StockUS30231G1022 XOM US 6.00
CONOCOPHILLIPS Foreign StockUS20825C1045 COP US 5.82
EOG RESOURCES INC Foreign StockUS26875P1012 EOG US 5.67
XOM US CALL 42.5 09/18/20 EXXON MOBIL (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
COP US CALL 39 09/18/20 CONOCOPHILLIPS (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
EOG US CALL 45 09/18/20 EOG RESOURCES INC (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
CEO US CALL 115 09/18/20 CNOOC LTD (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
CVX US CALL 85 09/18/20 CHEVRON CORP (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
BP US CALL 22 09/18/20 BP PLC (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
OXY US CALL 14 09/18/20 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
TOT US CALL 40 09/18/20 TOTAL SA ADR (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
RDSA US CALL 30 09/18/20 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
PBR US CALL 9 09/18/20 PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
SNP US CALL 45 09/18/20 CHINA PETE & CHEM CORP (19/09/2020) Option 0.00
Currency Security 0.20

As at: 14 September 2020
Holdings are subject to change



Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 14.92% (as at 25 Sep 2020)

NXFTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2020 +$0.36880$0.36880--------
2019 +$0.52020$0.52020----$0.16655$0.13652$0.25544$0.03832
2018 +$0.63120$0.63120----$0.12171$0.35036$0.18722$0.02808
2017 +$0.52220$0.52220----$0.31257$0.04249$0.18960$0.02246
2016 +$0.68780$0.68780----$0.11408$0.45117$0.13803$0.01548
2015 +$0.59390$0.59390-----$0.42240$0.19064$0.01914

(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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22 Apr, 2020 - ETF Facts

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Proxy voting record for the most recent year:

30 Jun, 2020 - Proxy Voting Record

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