HFY: Hamilton Capital Global Financials Yield ETF


  • Actively managed portfolio of over 50 higher yielding global financial services companies
  • Underlying Portfolio Yield of 4.78% (Net)
  • Universe includes ~400 global financials with yields greater than 5%
  • Quarterly distributions
  • Global/sector diversification with exposure to ~15 countries and 10 sub-sectors
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  • Managed by Rob Wessel, Jennifer Mersereau, Babak Assadi, and Chris Dewey
Targeted Attributes
  • “REIT-like” yield, with positive rate sensitivity
  • Favourable valuations and positive growth trends in consensus EPS and dividends
  • Diversification by position, geography and sub-sector
  • Lower concentration risk/correlations
HFY Historical NAV

The chart of Historical NAV does not represent performance of HFY. The chart shows the daily movements of the NAV and has been adjusted to reflect historical distributions.


Top 10 Holdings1
# Ticker Name Sub-Sector Country Weight
1 ARCC Ares Capital Corp Other United States 3.9%
2 WBC Westpac Banking Corp Banks Australia 3.7%
3 PACW PacWest Bancorp Banks United States 3.2%
4 LGEN Legal and General Group Insurance United Kingdom 3.1%
5 NAB National Australia Bank Banks Australia 3.0%
6 CIBC CDN Imperial Bank of Commerce Banks Canada 2.6%
7 KN Natixis S.A. Insurance France 2.6%
8 ANZ Australia and NZ Bank Banks Australia 2.6%
9 FNB F.N.B. Corporation Banks United States 2.4%
10 LAZ Lazard Other United States 2.3%

1. As at June 30, 2017, as a percent of net asset value.

Additional Portfolio Disclosure as of June 30, 2017
  • The distribution of holdings was spread across 15 countries, including: United States (38%), Australia (18%), Canada (13%), United Kingdom and Ireland (9%), and Northern Europe (8%).
  • HFY had 56 holdings, including 20 banks (including 2 from the U.S., 4 from Northern Europe, 5 from Australia, 1 from Latin America), 12 insurance companies (in Europe, Australia, and Canada), 10 REITs, and 7 business development companies (BDCs).
  • HFY had 13 positions with gross underlying yields between 5% and 6%, 7 positions with yields between 6% and 7%, and 20 positions with gross underlying yields greater than 7%.
  • Direct exposure to financials domiciled in emerging markets was 1%.


The investment objective of Hamilton Capital Global Financials Yield ETF (“HFY”) is to seek long-term returns from an actively managed portfolio consisting of regular dividend and distribution income with modest long-term capital growth by investing in global financial services companies, including but not limited to, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, brokerages, asset managers, exchanges, real estate investment trusts and other investment companies. The ETF invests primarily in equity and equity related securities of financial companies located anywhere around the globe.

HFY will seek to achieve its investment objective through the selection of financial services companies located around the globe that, in the Portfolio Adviser’s view, have good long-term prospects of increasing dividends and distribution payments. To determine those companies that fit this criteria, the Portfolio Adviser will apply specialized analysis and expertise, reviewing a company’s individual attributes such as its own yield, valuation and growths prospects, as well as its macro environment, including, but not limited to, GDP growth, inflation and interest rate trends, fiscal and monetary policies, and regulatory trends.

At any time, it is anticipated that the ETF’s portfolio will be made up of between approximately 50 and 80 issuers. Such investments will be diversified by country and by sub-sector. HFY will primarily invest in equity securities listed on major global exchanges, including ADRs, and may also, from time to time, invest in preferred securities. The Portfolio Adviser may, at its discretion, hedge some or all of the ETF’s non-Canadian dollar currency exposure.


Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payment Date Payment Amount Type Distribution Frequency
2017-06-28 2017-06-30 2017-07-13 $0.20000 Cash Quarterly
2017-03-29 2017-03-31 2017-04-12 $0.13000 Cash Quarterly

The estimated annualized yield is 4.81%.*

* Calculated using the June 16, 2017 net asset value per unit. Units of the Hamilton Capital Global Financials Yield ETF began trading on February 7, 2017.


To view the filings of the Hamilton Capital Global Financials Yield ETF (HFY) on SEDAR, please click here.

Summary Document

2017-01-16   HFY Summary (English)  |  (French)


2017-01-16   Prospectus (English)  |  (French)

Financial Statements

2016-12-31   Annual Financial Statements (English)  |  (French)

2016-06-30   Interim Financial Statements (English)  |  (French)

Quarterly Summary of Investment Portfolio

2017-03-31   2017Q1 Summary of Investment Portfolio

2016-09-30   2016Q3 Summary of Investment Portfolio

2016-03-31   2016Q1 Summary of Investment Portfolio

Independent Review Committee

2017-01-14   2016 Annual Report to Securityholders


Disclaimer: A prospectus containing important information relating to these securities has been filed with the securities commissions or similar authorities in certain jurisdictions of Canada. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from etf@hamilton-capital.com, www.hamilton-capital.com or on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com).

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded products managed by Hamilton Capital Partners Inc. (the “Hamilton Products”). The Hamilton Products are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the Hamilton Products. Please read the prospectus before investing.

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