First Asset MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF (Unhedged)

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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 (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 investment strategy of the Fund is to invest in and hold the constituent securities of the Index. Foreign currency assets held by the Fund attributable to the Units will not be hedged back to the Canadian dollar.

RWE.B 1.29%0.90%5.84%1.29%19.39%4.64%6.17%9.71%
As at: 31 Jan 2018 - Benchmark: MSCI Europe GR Index (Unhedged)


Sector Breakdown*

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


Country 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 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 Ratio17.79
Price/Book Ratio2.32
As at 31 Jan, 2018

Index Risk Return Measures

Time period: 12/31/1998 to 01/31/2018IndexBenchmark
Return (% annualized)7.293.83
Std Dev11.6314.58
Sortino Ratio0.720.25
Max Drawdown-39.08-48.87
Up Capture78.94100.00
Down Capture57.38100.00
As at 31 Jan, 2018
Index: MSCI Europe Risk Weighted Top 100 Index (Unhedged)
Benchmark: MSCI Europe GR Index (Unhedged)


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 1.85%

RWE.BTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2017 +$0.56240$0.49240$0.07000-----$0.63176$0.06936
2016 +$0.70870$0.51350$0.19520----$0.00005$0.78742$0.07877
2015 +$0.49120$0.49120-----$0.06392$0.46620$0.03892
2014 +$0.49110$0.42580$0.06530----$0.00142$0.52863$0.03895


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