First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF

Fund overview

The First Asset 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF (the "Fund") tracks the performance of a FTSE TMX Canada 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index™ (the "Index"), net of expenses. This ETF invests in strip bonds derived from Canadian federal and provincial government issues with duration ranging from 1-5 years, making it an ideal solution for those looking to mitigate both interest rate risk and credit risk. Another important feature of strip bonds is that they're priced at discounts to their par values, offering up attractive tax-efficiency relative to other bonds trading at premiums.

BXF -0.42%0.46%-0.16%0.14%0.14%0.17%1.03%1.65%1.58%
As at: 29 Dec 2017


Sector Breakdown*

As at 29 December 2017
*As a percent of invested assets

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 Fund is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by, FTSE TMX Debt Capital Markets Inc. ("FTDCM"), FTSE International limited ("FTSE"), the London Stock Exchange Group companies (the "Exchange") or TSX INC. ("TSX" and together with FTDCM, FTSE and the Exchange, the "Licensor Parties"). The Licensor Parties make no warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Index and/or the figure at which the said Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise. The Index is compiled and calculated by FTDCM and all copyright in the Index values and constituent lists vests in FTDCM. The Licensor Parties shall not be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and the Licensor Parties shall not be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. The Index is a trademark of FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc., incorporating "FTSE®" and "TMX" under license. "TMX" is a trade mark of TSX Inc. and is used under licence. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTDCM under licence.

Key Facts

Fund Characteristics

Weighted Average Duration2.90
Weighted Average Term to Maturity3.00
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity %2.02
As at 29 Dec, 2017

Rating Summary (%)

As at 29 Dec, 2017


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 1.18%

BXFTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2017 +$0.11860$0.11860--------
2016 +$0.12200$0.12200---$0.10102$0.01404$0.00694--
2015 +$0.12780$0.12780---$0.07302$0.00382$0.05096--
2014 +$0.17510$0.17510---$0.14177-$0.03333--
2013 +$0.09745$0.09745---$0.08142-$0.01603--


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7 Jun 2013 Why Use a Strip Bond ETF? Canadian Couch Potato | Dan Bortolotti
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30 Jun, 2017 | Financial Statements

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31 Dec, 2015 | Financial Statements

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31 Dec, 2014 | Financial Statements

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31 Dec, 2013 | Financial Statements

30 Jun, 2017 | Proxy Voting Record

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30 Jun, 2015 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2014 | Proxy Voting Record

30 Jun, 2013 | Proxy Voting Record

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