CI U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF

Fund Overview

The ETF's investment objectives are to provide unitholders with (i) quarterly cash distributions; (ii) the opportunity for capital appreciation; and (iii) lower overall volatility of portfolio returns than would be experienced by owning a portfolio of publicly-traded common equity securities of the ten largest U.S. and Canadian life insurance companies by market capitalization directly.

Investor suitability
For those who:

  • want North-American equity exposure to life insurance companies
  • want the potential for high income generation
  • want active currency management (tactical hedging)
  • want to receive regular quarterly cash flows (if any)
  • can tolerate high risk.


FLI 4.67%22.50%46.60%21.13%56.19%3.46%2.43%2.46%7.73%8.31%
As at: 30 Apr 2021 - Benchmark: S&P 500 Index (Total Return) (CAD Hedged)


Historical NAVs

Sector Breakdown

As at March 31, 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 U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF (FLI) was originally launched as a TSX-listed closed-end fund on August 22, 2013, and automatically converted into a TSX-listed exchange traded fund on September 3, 2014, with no change to its investment objectives or management fees. Performance shown is since inception of the closed-end fund.

The S&P 500 Index (CAD Hedged) tracks 500 large-cap U.S. stocks representing all major industries. The 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 on a currency hedged basis.

Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Gross Option Premium*5.96%
Current Dividend Yield13.50%
Price/Earnings Ratio10.90
Price/Book Ratio0.82
As at 31 Mar, 2021
* Gross Option Premiums represent those received on 19 Mar, 2021
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)0.76
ROA % (TTM) (Long)0.99
ROE % (TTM) (Long)8.65
As at 31 Mar, 2021

Number of securities: 20

Asset Allocation

Security Type%
Foreign Stock71.17%
Common Stock28.83%


NameSecurity TypeISINTicker %
LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP Foreign StockUS5341871094 LNC US 10.90
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC Foreign StockUS7443201022 PRU US 10.34
METLIFE INC Foreign StockUS59156R1086 MET US 10.31
GREAT WEST LIFECO INC Common StockCA39138C1068 GWO CN 9.98
UNUM GROUP Foreign StockUS91529Y1064 UNM US 9.80
AFLAC INC Foreign StockUS0010551028 AFL US 9.74
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC Common StockCA8667961053 SLF CN 9.26
GLOBE LIFE INC Foreign StockUS37959E1029 GL US 8.93
MFC CN CALL 27.5 05/21/21 MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
SLF CN CALL 66 05/21/21 SUN LIFE FINANCIAL (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
GL US CALL 105 05/21/21 GLOBE LIFE INC (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
MET US CALL 65 05/21/21 METLIFE INC (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
AFL US CALL 55 05/21/21 AFLAC INC (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
UNM US CALL 30 05/21/21 UNUM GROUP (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
PFG US CALL 65 05/21/21 PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GP (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
GWO CN CALL 35 05/21/21 GREAT WEST LIFECO INC (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
LNC US CALL 67.5 05/21/21 LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP (22/05/2021) Option 0.00
PRU US CALL 100 05/21/21 PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC (22/05/2021) Option 0.00

As at: 14 May 2021
Holdings are subject to change



Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month trailing distribution yield : 9.56% (as at 14 May 2021)

FLITotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2021 +$0.19440$0.19440--------
2020 +$1.01790$1.01790-$0.15110---$0.75260$0.13434$0.02014
2019 +$0.70050$0.70050-$0.17263---$0.41152$0.13687$0.02053
2018 +$0.72810$0.72810-$0.14295--$0.12130$0.43410$0.03501$0.00525
2017 +$1.12600$0.67600$0.45000$0.01033--$1.10848$0.00719--
2016 +$0.71960$0.71960----$0.69284$0.02676--
2015 +$0.57820$0.57820----$0.47123$0.10697--
2014 +$0.50770$0.50770----$0.11326$0.39444--
2013 +$0.23500$0.23500-----$0.23500--

(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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