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iShares Global Agriculture Index Fund - COW

ETF Overview

The fund seeks to provide investment results that generally correspond to the performance of the Manulife Asset Management Global Agriculture Index (the "Index"), less fees and expenses.

The Index seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity-related securities involved in the agriculture sector.

Additional Index Information

Manulife Asset Management employs a proprietary quantitative multi-factor bottom-up selection process to select and weight the top companies involved in the agricultural sector.

Agriculture companies are those companies that operate in the following industries:

The selection process employed by Manulife Asset Management incorporates a number of factor rankings including balance sheet ratios, earnings revisions, growth rates income statement ratios, price momentum factors, profitability ratios, proprietary factors, qualitative factors, stability ratios and valuation ratios.

Key ETF Data

Category (main) Global Equity - Agriculture
Underlying Index Manulife Asset Management Global Agriculture Index
ETF Structure Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs
Asset Class Equity
Region Global
Issuer iShares Canada by Blackrock
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date 18 Dec 2007
Total Holdings 35
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure Yes
Currency Hedging No
Management Fee 0.63%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.73%
Trading Information
Ticker COW
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** Yes
SWP available ** Yes

* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ

** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

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