ETF Providers: First Asset ETFs
Acquired by CI Investments in late 2015, First Asset offers leading edge investment strategies striving for superior risk adjusted returns. The firm sees ETFs as an essential tool in modern portfolio construction to be incorporated alongside individual stocks, bonds, mutual funds and closed-end funds solutions.
Following rigorous testing and continuous analysis of the global ETF landscape, First Asset launches new ETFs to provide investors access to proven strategies and under-represented asset classes in the Canadian marketplace. Following its acquisition by CI, FA has increasingly launched Actively Managed ETF solutions.
FA’s AUM as at May 31, 2017 stood at close to $3.2 Billion, spread across an ETF offering that includes Factor-based (Morningstar indices) ETFs; Covered Call ETFs (25% covered); MSCI Low Risk Weighted ETFs; some Fixed Income ETFs, as well as several Actively Managed ones (Senior Loans; REITS; Prefs; etc).