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First Asset Investment Management launches Core ETFs

First Asset Investment Management has launched two new Core ETFs designed to give exposure to optimised portfolios that incorporate value, momentum, volatility and dividend factor construction.

The First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF’s investment objective is to seek to provide holders of its units with: (i) long term capital appreciation with an attractive risk-adjusted rate of return; and (ii) consistent dividend income; through investing the First Asset ETF’s portfolio to gain exposure to equity securities of primarily large capitalisation Canadian issuers. 

The First Asset Core US Equity ETF’s investment objective is to seek to provide holders of its units with: (i) long term capital appreciation with an attractive risk-adjusted rate of return; and (ii) consistent dividend income; through investing the First Asset ETF’s portfolio to gain exposure to equity securities of primarily large and mid-capitalisation US issuers.

First Asset will use a proprietary multi-factor portfolio optimisation strategy to allocate the assets of the Core ETFs in order to try to create well-diversified portfolios with strong fundamentals.

“First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF and First Asset Core US Equity ETF will provide broad and diversified exposure to their target markets,” says Barry Gordon, President and CEO, First Asset Investment Management Inc. “Advisors have asked us for a comprehensive solution that incorporates all of our smart-beta methodologies to use as core holdings in portfolios, and these ETFs are the result.” 
The First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF’s investment objective is to seek to provide holders of its units with: (i) long term capital appreciation with an attractive risk-adjusted rate of return; and (ii) consistent dividend income; through investing the First Asset ETF’s portfolio to gain exposure to equity securities of primarily large capitalisation Canadian issuers. 

The First Asset Core US Equity ETF’s investment objective is to seek to provide holders of its units with: (i) long term capital appreciation with an attractive risk-adjusted rate of return; and (ii) consistent dividend income; through investing the First Asset ETF’s portfolio to gain exposure to equity securities of primarily large and mid-capitalisation US issuers.

First Asset will use a proprietary multi-factor portfolio optimisation strategy to allocate the assets of the Core ETFs in order to try to create well-diversified portfolios with strong fundamentals.

“First Asset Core Canadian Equity ETF and First Asset Core US Equity ETF will provide broad and diversified exposure to their target markets,” says Barry Gordon, President and CEO, First Asset Investment Management Inc. “Advisors have asked us for a comprehensive solution that incorporates all of our smart-beta methodologies to use as core holdings in portfolios, and these ETFs are the result.” 

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