CI First Asset U.S. Buyback Index ETF (CAD Hedged)

Fund Overview

The Fund has been designed to replicate the performance of the CIBC U.S. Buyback Index (the "Index"), net of expenses. FBU invests primarily in equity securities of issuers included in the Solactive US Large Cap Index. The Index is comprised of an equally weighted portfolio of equity securities of U.S. companies with active share buyback programs that have significantly and consistently reduced issued and outstanding share count. The Index was developed by CIBC World Markets based on empirical evidence that shows that highly profitable companies with excellent core business models often have cash flows that exceed the required re-investment needed to support intrinsic growth, which cash flows are frequently used to implement share buyback programs. The Index uses a proprietary rules-based methodology to select its constituent securities. To qualify for inclusion in the Index an equity security must be a constituent of the Solactive U.S. Large Cap Index. The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly to equal weight. It is intended that, except as described in the prospectus, at all times at least 90% of the foreign currency denominated assets held by the Fund attributable to the Units will be hedged back to the Canadian dollar.

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want US equity exposure on a CAD hedged basis
  • want to focus on companies consistently engaged in share buyback programs
  • want to receive regular quarterly cash flows (if any)
  • Can tolerate medium risk.


FBU 4.34%12.77%-8.41%-12.53%-5.94%0.73%6.85%9.56%
As at: 31 Jul 2020 - Benchmark: S&P 500 Index (Total Return)


Historical NAVs

Sector Breakdown

As at July 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.

The S&P 500 Index tracks 500 large-cap U.S. stocks representing all major industries. This index is used as a benchmark to help you understand the Fund`s performance relative to the general performance of the broader U.S. equity market.

Key Facts

Index Characteristics

Number of Securities40
Price/Earnings Ratio15.07
Price/Book Ratio1.81
As at 31 Jul, 2020

Index Risk Return Measures

Time period: 06/22/2000 to 07/31/2020IndexBenchmark
Return (% annualized)12.246.18
Std Dev16.7014.98
Sortino Ratio1.100.49
Up Capture112.01100.00
Down Capture83.64100.00
As at 31 Jul, 2020
Index: CIBC U.S. Buyback Index
Benchmark: S&P 500 TR Index (USD)


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 0.85% (as at 13 Aug 2020)

FBUTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2020 +$0.13280$0.13280--------
2019 +$0.35390$0.21890$0.13500----$0.00154$0.41455$0.06219
2018 +$0.21750$0.21750-----$0.04637$0.20133$0.03019
2017 +$0.34650$0.26650$0.08000----$0.00671$0.39969$0.05990
2016 +$0.05200$0.05200-----$0.04073$0.01326$0.00199

(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.


18 Dec 2018 Stock buybacks hit a record $1.1 trillion, and the year's not over CNBC | Trader Talk with Bob Pisani
12 Feb 2018 Share buybacks could add fuel to Wall Street rebound | Noel Randewich
3 Jan 2018 How Much Can Buybacks Rise on Tax Cuts? This Estimate Says 70% Bloomberg News | Elena Popina
29 Aug 2017 These ETFs Might Be The Greatest Beneficiary Of Tax Reform | David Sterman


22 Apr, 2020 - ETF Facts

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Proxy voting record for the most recent year:

30 Jun, 2019 - Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2018 - Proxy Voting Record

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