Hamilton Capital Global Financials Yield ETF (HFY/HFY.U)

  • Actively-managed portfolio of global financial services companies
  • 2.7% outperformance vs. KBW Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (CAD) since inception
  • Dividend yield of 4.65% (quarterly distributions)
  • Outperformance vs. Canadian Banks with lower drawdowns
  • Consensus portfolio-weighted EPS growth of 16.3% (2018E); 12.5% (2019E)
  • Global diversification with exposure to ~15 countries and 10 sub-sectors
  • Managed by portfolio management team with over 60 years’ experience
  • Scroll down for HFY Manager Commentary
Targeted Attributes
  • Attractive yield, with positive rate sensitivity
  • Favourable valuations, positive growth trends in consensus EPS and dividends
  • Diversification by position, geography and sub-sector
  • Lower concentration risk/correlations
Performance 1 Mo 3 Mo 6 Mo YTD 1 Yr SI1
Global Financials Yield ETF (HFY) (0.1%) (0.8%) 2.9% 2.7% 6.4% 7.9%

1. Performance is annualized since inception on February 6, 2017, as at May 31, 2018.
2. KBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (KDXTR) translated to CAD; S&P/TSX Diversified Banks Index (STDBNK, “Canadian Banks”).

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 Holdings3
# Ticker Name Sub-Sector Country Weight
1 AB AllianceBernstein Holding LP Asset Mgmt United States 3.1%
2 HDB HDFC Bank Ltd Banks India 2.9%
3 ARCC Ares Capital Corp Other United States 2.9%
4 DBS DBS Group Holdings Banks Singapore 2.6%
5 PACW PacWest Bancorp (CA) Banks United States 2.5%
6 ZURN Zurich Insurance Group Insurance Switzerland 2.5%
7 UMPQ Umpqua Holdings Corp (OR) Banks United States 2.5%
8 FNB FNB Corp (PA) Banks United States 2.5%
9 CM CIBC Banks Canada 2.4%
10 CSGN Credit Suisse Group Banks Switzerland 2.3%

3. As at May 31, 2018, as a percent of net asset value.


Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payment Date Payment Amount Type Distribution Frequency
2018-06-28 2018-06-29 2018-07-12 $0.19000 Cash Quarterly
2018-03-28 2018-03-29 2018-04-11 $0.19500 Cash Quarterly
2017-12-28 2017-12-29 2018-01-11 $0.19500 Cash Quarterly
2017-09-28 2017-09-29 2017-10-12 $0.19500 Cash Quarterly
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 4.45%.*

* Calculated using the June 18, 2018 net asset value per unit.


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.


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

Summary Document

2017-08-04   HFY/HFY.U Summary (English)  |  (French)


2017-08-04   Prospectus (English)  |  (French)

Financial Statements

2017-12-31   Annual Financial Statements (English)  |  (French)

2017-06-30   Interim Financial Statements (English)  |  (French)

Quarterly Summary of Investment Portfolio

2018-03-31   2018Q1 Summary of Investment Portfolio

Independent Review Committee

2018-03-01   2017 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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