The Fund has been designed to replicate the performance of the CIBC U.S. TrendLeaders Index, net of expenses. The Index is comprised of a portfolio of equity securities of U.S. companies. The Index employs a proprietary rules-based model developed by CIBC World Markets which systematically and objectively selects and ranks securities based on the duration and longevity of certain underlying trend-strengths and incorporates an objective quantitative filter for technical factors. The Index was developed based on the empirical evidence that shows that equity securities with the highest trend scores will continue to generate better absolute and relative returns on a more frequent basis and will undergo different cycles of mean-reversion, mostly tied to the duration of the period during which the trend factors are expanding or contracting. To qualify for inclusion in the Index an equity security must: (i) be a constituent of the Solactive U.S. Large and Midcap Index; and (ii) meet a minimum average daily traded dollar value volume threshold. The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced monthly in order to remove constituents with weakening or stagnating trend scores and replace with a new set of higher trend-scoring constituents. 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
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|As at: 31 Dec 2020 - Benchmark: S&P 500 Index (Total Return)|
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.
|Number of Securities||50|
|As at 31 Dec, 2020|
Index Risk Return Measures
|Time period: 01/2/2003 to 12/31/2020||Index||Benchmark|
|Return (% annualized)||16.83||9.13|
|As at 31 Dec, 2020|
Index: CIBC U.S. TrendLeaders Index
Benchmark: S&P 500 TR Index (USD)
Number of securities: 50
|PLUG POWER INC||Foreign Stock||US72919P2020||PLUG US||2.57|
|ENPHASE ENERGY INC||Foreign Stock||US29355A1079||ENPH US||2.50|
|MONGODB INC||Foreign Stock||US60937P1066||MDB US||2.45|
|SAGE THERAPEUTICS INC||Foreign Stock||US78667J1088||SAGE US||2.31|
|TESLA INC||Foreign Stock||US88160R1014||TSLA US||2.26|
|IRHYTHM TECHNOLOGIES INC||Foreign Stock||US4500561067||IRTC US||2.25|
|ZILLOW GROUP INC||Foreign Stock||US98954M2008||Z US||2.21|
|ROKU INC||Foreign Stock||US77543R1023||ROKU US||2.16|
|ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL INC||Foreign Stock||US90400D1081||RARE US||2.14|
|ETSY INC||Foreign Stock||US29786A1060||ETSY US||2.10|
As at: 31 December 2020
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(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.
4 Dec, 2020 - Report on the voting results at the Special Meetings
23 Oct, 2020 - Notice of meeting
23 Oct, 2020 - Management Information Circular
23 Oct, 2020 - Form of Proxy
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Proxy voting record for the most recent year:
30 Jun, 2020 - Proxy Voting Record
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