First Asset MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF

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Investment Objectives

The Fund has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI Canada Risk Weighted Index (the “Index”), net of expenses.

MSCI Canada Risk Weighted Index is based on a traditional market capitalization weighted parent index, MSCI Canada Index, which includes Canadian large and mid-capitalization stocks. Constructed using a simple, but effective and transparent process, the MSCI Canada Risk Weighted Index reweights each security of the parent index so that stocks with lower risk are given higher index weights. The Index seeks to emphasize stocks with lower historical return variance and tends to have a bias towards lower size and lower risk stocks. Historically, the Index has exhibited lower realized volatility in comparison to its parent index.

The investment strategy of the Fund is to invest in and hold the constituent securities of the Index.

RWC -1.56%-0.92%4.76%-1.56%6.24%12.01%5.45%7.26%
As at: 31 Jan 2018 - Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite Index (Total Return)


Sector Breakdown*

As at 31 January 2018
*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 S&P/TSX Composite Index is a capitalization-weighted index designed to measure market activity of stocks listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. This index is used as a benchmark to help you understand the Fund`s performance relative to the general performance of broader Canadian equity market.

Key Facts

Index Characteristics

Number of Securities91
Price/Earnings Ratio16.98
Price/Book Ratio1.87
As at 31 Jan, 2018

Index Risk Return Measures

Time period: 05/29/1992 to 01/31/2018IndexBenchmark
Return (% annualized)10.578.78
Std Dev11.0814.07
Sortino Ratio1.020.64
Max Drawdown-39.75-43.35
Up Capture80.98100.00
Down Capture59.71100.00
As at 31 Jan, 2018
Index: MSCI Canada Risk Weighted Index
Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite TR Index


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 2.54%

RWCTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2017 +$0.29230$0.29230--------
2016 +$0.27810$0.27810-$0.27123---$0.00687--
2015 +$0.27520$0.27520-$0.13990---$0.13530--
2014 +$0.43980$0.28150$0.15830$0.15499--$0.28398$0.00083--


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