CI First Asset Enhanced Short Duration Bond Fund

Fund Overview

The Fund seeks to provide absolute returns through interest income and capital gains. The Fund's risk objective is to have very low volatility and positive returns over any twelve month period. The Fund will primarily invest in debt instruments across the credit spectrum including cash, government debt, investment-grade corporate debt, high-yield corporate debt, government debt futures, convertible debentures and credit derivatives. The Fund's strategy will primarily focus on U.S. and Canadian corporate bonds and will include the use of government bond futures to manage the duration of the fund according the volatility objectives. To minimize interest rate volatility, the Fund would typically target an overall portfolio duration of less than 2 years. It is intended that at all times at least 90% of the foreign currency exposure attributable to the Units will be hedged back to the Canadian dollar.

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want short-term bond exposure to minimize interest rate risk
  • want primarily global credit exposure on a CAD hedged basis
  • are primarily concerned with volatility reduction and income generation
  • want to receive regular monthly cash flows (if any)
  • can tolerate low risk.

Performance

 1m3m6mYTD1y2y3ySI
FSB 0.68%0.70%2.08%3.81%4.00%3.49%2.88%2.77%
As at: 30 Nov 2020

 

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.


Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Weighted Average Duration1.72
Weighted Average Term to Maturity3.05
Weighted Average Coupon % *2.08
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity %1.59
Weighted Average Current Yield % *2.05
Cash and Equivalents %40.90
As at 31 Oct, 2020
* Corporate and government bonds only.

Rating Summary (%) *

AAA3.30
AA2.30
A6.00
BBB23.10
BB41.80
B16.00
As at 31 Oct, 2020
* Corporate and government bonds only.

Number of securities: 262

Asset Allocation

Security Type%
Foreign Bond41.07%
Currency Security22.51%
Corporate Bond18.53%
Government Bond15.00%
Term Loans2.88%

Top Holdings

NameSecurity TypeISINTicker %
CCO HOLDINGS LLC / CCO HO 144A - 4.00% (01/03/2023) Foreign BondUS1248EPBZ52 CHTR 2.89
U S TREASURY NOTE - 1.63% (30/06/2021) Government BondUS9128287A26 T 2.55
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA - 0.25% (01/11/2022) Government BondCA135087L369 CANW 1.97
SIRIUS XM RADIO INC 144A - 3.88% (01/08/2022) Foreign BondUS82967NAY40 SIRI 1.06
1011778 BC ULC / NEW RED 144A - 4.25% (15/05/2024) Corporate BondUS68245XAC39 BCULC 0.97
FORD MOTOR CREDIT CO LLC - 1.12% (12/10/2021) Foreign BondUS345397ZG11 F 0.95
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS INC - 6.00% (15/11/2022) Foreign BondUS852061AS99 S 0.90
OPEN TEXT CORP 144A - 5.88% (01/06/2026) Corporate BondUS683715AB22 OTCCN 0.84
NIELSEN FINANCE LLC / NIE 144A - 5.00% (15/04/2022) Foreign BondUS65409QBB77 NLSN US 0.77
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC - 3.70% (01/03/2021) Foreign BondUS285512AC38 EA US 0.72

As at: 30 November 2020
Holdings are subject to change

13.62%

Distributions

Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 2.67% (as at 4 Dec 2020)

FSBTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
SI$1.00000$0.84800$0.15200--$0.08917$0.07980$0.04536$0.53799$0.00032
2020 +$0.24800$0.24800--------
24-Nov$0.02350$0.02350--------
26-Oct$0.02350$0.02350--------
24-Sep$0.02350$0.02350--------
25-Aug$0.02350$0.02350--------
27-Jul$0.02350$0.02350--------
24-Jun$0.02350$0.02350--------
25-May$0.02350$0.02350--------
24-Apr$0.02350$0.02350--------
25-Mar$0.02000$0.02000--------
24-Feb$0.02000$0.02000--------
27-Jan$0.02000$0.02000--------
2019 +$0.24000$0.24000----$0.07980-$0.16020-
23-Dec$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
25-Nov$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
25-Oct$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
24-Sep$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
26-Aug$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
25-Jul$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
24-Jun$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
27-May$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
24-Apr$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
25-Mar$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
22-Feb$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
25-Jan$0.02000$0.02000----$0.00665-$0.01335-
2018 +$0.39200$0.24000$0.15200--$0.07133--$0.32067-
28-Dec$0.15200-$0.15200--$0.02765--$0.12435-
21-Dec$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
26-Nov$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
25-Oct$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
24-Sep$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
27-Aug$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
25-Jul$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
25-Jun$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
25-May$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
24-Apr$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
23-Mar$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
22-Feb$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
25-Jan$0.02000$0.02000---$0.00364--$0.01636-
2017 +$0.12000$0.12000---$0.01784-$0.04536$0.05712$0.00032
28-Dec$0.03000$0.03000---$0.00446-$0.01134$0.01428$0.00008
29-Nov$0.03000$0.03000---$0.00446-$0.01134$0.01428$0.00008
30-Oct$0.03000$0.03000---$0.00446-$0.01134$0.01428$0.00008
28-Sep$0.03000$0.03000---$0.00446-$0.01134$0.01428$0.00008

(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.

News

11 Apr 2018 Tide turns for bonds - volatility brings the spotlight back to fixed income Special to The Globe and Mail | Dianne Maley
23 Feb 2018 Actively managed ETFs just keep getting hotter The Globel and Mail | Clare O'Hara
15 Feb 2018 First Asset bond ETF seeks higher yields and low volatility Morningstar | Michael Ryval

Documents

19 Oct, 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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