First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF (CAD Hedged)

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Investment Objectives

The Fund has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI Europe Risk Weighted Top 100 Index Hedged to CAD (the “Index”), net of expenses.

MSCI Europe Risk Weighted Top 100 Index is based on a traditional market capitalization weighted parent index, MSCI Europe Index, which includes developed Europe large and mid-capitalization stocks. Constructed using a simple, but effective and transparent process, each security of the parent index is reweighted so that stocks with lower risk are given higher index weights. The final constituents of the MSCI Europe Risk Weighted Top 100 Index are determined by ranking these security level risk weights and taking the top 100 subset securities. The Indexes seek to emphasize stocks with lower historical return variance and tend 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 Index is hedged to the Canadian dollar by notionally “selling” each foreign currency forward at the one-month forward exchange rate at the end of each month. The investment strategy of the Fund is to invest in and hold the constituent securities of the Index. 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.

RWE 0.29%3.56%7.68%4.12%7.78%8.28%8.04%7.97%9.26%
As at: 31 Aug 2018 - Benchmark: MSCI Europe NR Index (CAD hedged)


Sector Breakdown*

As at 31 August 2018
*As a percent of invested assets


Country Breakdown*

As at 31 August 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 MSCI Europe Index captures large and mid-cap equities across 15 Developed Markets countries in Europe, covering approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization across that universe. This Index is used as a benchmark to help you understand the Fund`s performance relative to the general performance of the broader European equity markets.

Key Facts

Index Characteristics

Number of Securities100
Price/Earnings Ratio17.73
Price/Book Ratio2.27
As at 31 Aug, 2018

Index Risk Return Measures

Time period: 12/31/1998 to 08/31/2018IndexBenchmark
Return (% annualized)8.234.23
Std Dev10.3114.78
Sortino Ratio0.850.28
Max Drawdown-42.58-50.90
Up Capture73.92100.00
Down Capture47.76100.00
As at 31 Aug, 2018
Index: MSCI Europe Risk Weighted Top 100 Index (CAD hedged)
Benchmark: MSCI Europe NR Index (CAD Hedged)


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 2.49%

RWETotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2018 +$0.41590$0.41590--------
2017 +$0.88990$0.49990$0.39000---$0.15887$0.00774$0.81100$0.08771
2016 +$1.59040$0.50260$1.08780---$0.75989-$0.92317$0.09266
2015 +$0.46940$0.46940-----$0.01318$0.49882$0.04260
2014 +$1.08230$0.57900$0.50330---$0.85743$0.00127$0.24080$0.01720

(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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