CI Global Financial Sector ETF

Fund Overview

The Fund's investment objectives are to seek long-term total returns consisting of long-term capital appreciation and regular dividend income from an actively managed portfolio composed primarily of securities of issuers in the global financial services sector across developed and emerging markets.

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want global equity exposure to companies in the financial services sector
  • want active currency management (tactical hedging)
  • want to receive regular quarterly cash flows (if any)
  • can tolerate medium to high risk.


FSF -0.06%3.76%9.69%26.85%68.87%17.40%9.16%7.35%13.68%5.20%
As at: 30 Sep 2021 - Benchmark: MSCI ACWI Financials GR Index (Unhedged)


Historical NAVs

Sector Breakdown

As at September 30, 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 Global Financial Sector ETF (FSF) was originally launched as a TSX-listed closed-end fund on November 21, 2014, and converted into an exchange traded fund on April 25, 2016. 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 0.85% (from 1.00%) of the NAV per unit and certain changes were made to the investment objectives, strategies and restrictions applicable to the Fund. Material among these changes is the ability of the Fund to invest in securities of global financial issuers; thereby broadening the scope of eligible investments both geographically and by type of financial institutions. On April 18, 2016, Signature Global Asset Management, a division of CI Investments Inc., commenced investment advisory and portfolio management services for the Fund. Had these changes been in effect prior to this date the performance of the Fund could have been different.

The MSCI ACWI Financials Index captures large and mid cap representation across 23 Developed Markets and 23 Emerging Markets countries. All securities in the index are classified in the Financials sector as per the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®). This Index is used as a benchmark to help you understand the Fund`s performance relative to the general performance of Developed and Emerging Markets`s Financial sectors.

Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Price/Earnings Ratio10.39
Price/Book Ratio1.18
As at 30 Sep, 2021

Fund Statistics

P/S Ratio (TTM) (Long)2.25
ROA % (TTM) (Long)1.37
ROE % (TTM) (Long)11.36
As at 30 Sep, 2021

Number of securities: 43

Asset Allocation

Security Type%
Foreign Stock93.48%
Preferred Stock3.27%
Common Stock2.88%
Currency Security0.36%

Top Holdings

NameSecurity TypeISINTicker %
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL Foreign StockUS87165B1035 SYF US 7.74
EAST WEST BANCORP INC Foreign StockUS27579R1041 EWBC US 6.96
CITIGROUP INC Foreign StockUS1729674242 C US 6.53
EQUITABLE HOLDINGS INC Foreign StockUS29452E1010 EQH US 5.92
ING GROEP NV Foreign StockNL0011821202 INGA NA 5.35
BAWAG GROUP AG Foreign StockAT0000BAWAG2 BG AV 4.13
AERCAP HOLDINGS NV Foreign StockNL0000687663 AER US 4.06
BNP PARIBAS SA Foreign StockFR0000131104 BNP FP 3.73

As at: 30 September 2021
Holdings are subject to change



Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 0.66% (as at 20 Oct 2021)

FSFTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2021 +$0.13330$0.13330--------
2020 +$0.24490$0.24490-$0.01501---$0.07365$0.17960$0.02336
2019 +$0.39800$0.38000$0.01800$0.00532--$0.01571$0.00905$0.42402$0.05610
2018 +$0.37200$0.37200----$0.20839-$0.19247$0.02887
2017 +$0.20100$0.20100-----$0.20100--
2016 +$0.11440$0.11440-----$0.11440--

(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, 2021 - ETF Facts

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Proxy voting record for the most recent year:

30 Jun, 2020 - Proxy Voting Record

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