TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2020 /CNW/ -- Invesco Canada Ltd. ("Invesco") today announced changes to the risk ratings applicable to two of its Canadian-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The changes in risk ratings are effective immediately and detailed in the following table:
ETF name and series
Previous risk rating
New risk rating
Invesco FTSE RAFI Global+ Index ETF, USD Units
Medium to High
Invesco FTSE RAFI Global Small-Mid ETF, USD Units
Medium to High
The risk rating changes were made in accordance with the risk classification methodology set by the Canadian Securities Administrators to determine the risk level of funds. No changes have been made to the investment objectives or strategies of these ETFs. A summary of the risk rating classification methodology, investment objectives and strategies of an ETF can be found in the ETF's most recently filed prospectus.
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In contrast, if an ETF is actively managed, then the sub-advisor has discretion to adjust that ETF's holdings in accordance with the ETF's investment objectives and strategies.
Some ETFs seek to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the applicable index, and are not actively managed. This means that the sub-advisor will not attempt to take defensive positions in declining markets and the ETF will continue to provide exposure to each of the securities in the index regardless of whether the financial condition of one or more issuers of securities in the index deteriorates.
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