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Brompton Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Preferred ETF

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  • Closing Price (Jan 18, 2019) $24.42
  • Distribution $0.10417
  • Distribution Rate (Jan 19, 2019) 5.53%
  • Distribution Frequency Monthly
  • Management Style Active
  • Management Fee 0.75%
  • NAV (Jan 17, 2019) $24.43
  • Total Assets (Dec 31, 2018) $5 Million

This actively managed ETF seeks to provide: (i) stable monthly cash distributions; and (ii) a stable net asset value. The ETF actively invests in a portfolio consisting of Canadian and U.S. dollar denominated corporate preferred securities, trust preferred securities and other corporate debt, with foreign currency substantially hedged to the Canadian dollar. At least 75% of the ETF’s portfolio (at the time of investment) consists of securities that are rated investment grade. The Sub-Advisor will select a portfolio of preferred investments for the ETF, giving consideration to the opportunity for income, issuer and security diversification, credit quality, and duration/interest rate sensitivity, among other factors.

Why Invest in Preferred Securities?

  • Primarily investment-grade securities, with higher yield than many other fixed income categories
  • Historical outperformance of other fixed income categories during periods of rising long-term interest rates
  • Low correlation of returns; effective tool to diversify portfolio returns and risk

This Fund is for Investors who are:

  • Seeking regular income
  • Seeking to diversify their portfolio with corporate preferred shares, trust preferred shares and other corporate debt of North American issuers or of Canadian of U.S. dollar denominated securities of global issuers
  • Can handle the ups and downs of the stock market

FUND FACTS

  • Ticker
    BPRF
  • CUSIP
    11221N109
  • Outstanding (Jan 19, 2019)
    200,000
  • Inception Date
    October 15, 2018
  • MER(1)
    0.95%
  • Currency
    Hedged to CAD
  • Manager/Portfolio Manager
    Brompton Funds Limited
  • Auditor
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Custodian
    CIBC Mellon Trust Company
  • Transfer Agent
    TSX Trust Company
  • Eligibility
    All registered and non-registered accounts
  • Sub Advisor
    Flaherty & Crumrine Incorporated

Sub-Advisor

Flaherty & Crumrine Incorporated: Established in 1983, Flaherty & Crumrine Incorporated specializes in US dollar denominated preferred securities and corporate debt instruments. The firm uses 30 years of proprietary data on over 1500 preferred securities to carry out intensive credit analysis, thorough vetting of securities’ terms and structures, and active portfolio management, with the goal of exploiting pricing inefficiencies in the fixed income markets to provide attractive rates of return on its funds.

Brompton Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Preferred ETF

Summary of Investment Portfolio as at December 31, 2018

Total Net Asset Value$4,766,402.00

Top 10 Holdings

% of Portfolio% of Net Asset Value
Cash and short-term investments56.4%58.2%
Transcanada Pipelines Limited, 5.875% due August 15, 20763.0%3.1%
Prudential Financial Inc., 5.625% due August 15, 20583.0%3.0%
Enbridge Inc., 6.375% due April 15, 20782.9%3.0%
PPL Capital Funding Inc. 5.90% due April 30, 20732.9%3.0%
Axis Capital Holdings, 5.50% due December 31, 20492.9%3.0%
Unum Group, 6.25% due June 15, 20582.9%3.0%
Nextera Energy Capital, 0.00% due October 01, 20662.3%2.4%
Arch Capital Group Ltd., 5.45% due December 31, 20492.1%2.1%
W.R. Berkley Corporation, 5.75% due June 01, 20562.0%2.1%
Total80.4%82.9%
NAV History

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Record Date Payment Date Foreign Non- Business Income Foreign Non- Business Income Tax Paid Capital Gains Return of Capital Total Distribution
Dec 31, 2018 Jan 15, 2019 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.10417
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.03025
Nov 30, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.12096
Total 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.25538
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