Desjardins Launches an Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility Exchange Traded Fund
Dec 01, 2017, 07:30 ET
MONTREAL, Dec.1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM), acting as manager and portfolio advisor, announces the launch of a new exchange traded fund to complement the existing multifactor-controlled volatility suite of Desjardins ETFs. The Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF has closed the initial offering of units, and those units will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) today.
"Given our earlier launches of developed market ETFs, an emerging market solution was the next major market segment selected for our Multifactor – Controlled Volatility ETF approach. We are now in a position to offer our unique and innovative construction strategy to all of our clients for all of the major markets of the world" says Nicolas Richard, Chief Operating Officer of DGAM.
The ticker symbol and management fee of the Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF will be as follows:
Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF
1The annual management fee is based on a percentage of the net asset value of the Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF, and is calculated daily and payable monthly in arrears, plus applicable taxes.
Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF (TickerTSX: DFE) seeks to replicate, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of an emerging markets multifactor-controlled volatility equity index. Currently, the fund seeks to replicate the performance of the Scientific Beta Emerging Markets Multifactor–Controlled Volatility Index, net of fees and expenses. Under normal market conditions, the fund will primarily invest in emerging markets securities.
To obtain additional information about the Desjardins ETFs, visit the manager's website at www.desjardinsETF.com.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets of $276.3 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the world's strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.
The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. is the manager and portfolio manager of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds. The Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are offered by registered dealers.
The Scientific Beta Multifactor-Controlled Volatility Indices are the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of EDHEC Risk Institute Asia Ltd and/or its licensors, which is used under license within the framework of ERI Scientific Beta activity. The Desjardins Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETFs that replicate fully or partially the Scientific Beta Multifactor-Controlled Volatility Indices are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by EDHEC Risk Institute Asia Ltd and its licensors and neither EDHEC Risk Institute ASIA Ltd nor its licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.
SOURCE Desjardins Group
For further information: (media inquiries only): Jacques Bouchard, Public relations, Desjardins Group, 514-281-0844 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 5557940, [email protected]
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