This ETF provides stable monthly cash distributions, and the opportunity for capital appreciation and low overall volatility of portfolio returns by investing in a portfolio of North American large capitalization equity securities selected by Brompton, complemented by a proprietary covered call options program to enhance monthly income. BLOV focuses on lowering total portfolio volatility through investing in a diversified blend of equities from North American issuers with a minimum market cap of $5 billion. Our Portfolio Management team employs quantitative analysis with an active fundamentals overlay to construct a portfolio with lower overall volatility than the market. The team also overlays an options strategy with the goal of further lowering volatility while increasing distributable cash and total returns.
Why Invest In Low Volatility Portfolios?
Over the long term, low volatility strategies have offered greater portfolio stability, higher risk-adjusted returns, and higher absolute returns than US or Canadian broad equity markets
Low volatility equity portfolios are observed to consistently outperform on both an absolute and a risk-adjusted basis
Brompton believes that its blended quantitative and fundamental approach to constructing Low-Volatility portfolios is a more effective strategy than taken by many competing Low Volatility ETFs
This ETF is for Investors who are:
Seeking reliable monthly income
Looking for equity exposure with a focus on risk-adjusted return over absolute return
Eligibility All registered and non-registered accounts
Risk Rating Low to Medium
Founded in 2000, Brompton is an experienced investment fund manager with income focused investment solutions including TSX traded closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds. Our funds are designed to address investors’ cash flow requirements and to provide them with value-added diversification strategies. Since inception, Brompton has paid out over $2.5 billion in distributions. For those investors that do not require the regular cash flow, our funds also offer commission-free distribution reinvestment plans for additional units in the funds. For the level of service provided, our funds are known for their low management fees and costs.
(1) The manager intends to limit certain expenses to 0.75% of NAV
(2) Source: Thomson Reuters as at May 1, 2020. Reflects the weighted average ESG Score of the companies held in the portfolio. The ESG Score is an overall score of a company based on the reported information in the environmental, social and corporate governance pillars. Letter grades range from D- for the lowest ESG scores to A+ for the highest scores. See https://www.refinitiv.com/content/dam/marketing/en_us/documents/methodology/esg-scores-methodology.pdf for more information.
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Brompton North American Low Volatility Dividend ETF
Summary of Investment Portfolio as at May 1, 2020
Total Net Asset Value$997,614.00
% of Portfolio
% of Net Asset Value
Hormel Foods Corp
Costco Wholesale Corp
Mondelez International Inc
Automatic Data Processing
Verizon Communications Inc
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Dollar General Corp
Procter & Gamble
Monster Beverage Corp
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Cash and short-term investments
1)The investment portfolio may change due to ongoing portfolio transactions of the investment fund. Quarterly updates are available on the Fund's website at www.bromptongroup.com within 60 days of each quarter end.
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The actual breakdown of distributions for tax purposes will be provided to unitholders annually in March. This information will also be posted on the website as soon as it is available.
This information is of a general nature only and does not constitute legal or tax advice to any particular investor. Accordingly, prospective investors are advised to consult their own tax advisors with respect to their individual circumstances.
Investors may elect to automatically reinvest their distributions in additional units of the Fund and realize the benefits of compound growth. Any units acquired pursuant to the distribution reinvestment program qualify for the service fee.
The following information is applicable to holders who, for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada), are resident in Canada and hold trust units as capital property. If this is not the case, a tax advisor should be consulted.
Holders of trust units outside of a RRSP, DPSP, RRIF, RESP or TFSA should expect to receive a T3 slip from their investment dealer. T3 supplementary slips will indicate Investment Income in Box 26, Foreign Non-Business Income in Box 25, Capital Gains in Box 21 and Dividend Income in Box 23 and Box 49. Dividend income is subject to the standard gross up and federal dividend tax credit rules.
The return of capital component is a non-taxable amount that serves to reduce the adjusted cost base of the Fund units and is reported in Box 42.
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