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iShares MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index Fund - XMV

ETF Overview

The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index, net of expenses.

The MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index measures the performance of equity securities in the top 85% by market capitalization of equity securities listed on stock exchanges in Canada that have lower volatility relative to the equity securities included in the MSCI Canada Index.

The eligible universe of securities is taken from the MSCI Canada Index, which is a capitalization-weighted index, and then MSCI follows a rules-based methodology to determine optimal weights for securities in the Index in order to seek to minimize total risk of the MSCI Canada Index.

Representative companies include energy, financials and materials companies. The Index is optimized in Canadian dollars and reported in Canadian dollars.

Additional Index Information

The MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index aims to reflect the performance characteristics of a minimum variance strategy applied to the MSCI large and mid cap Canadian equity universe.

The index is calculated by optimizing the MSCI Canada Index, its parent index, for the lowest absolute risk (within a given set of constraints).

Historically, the index has shown lower beta and volatility characteristics relative to the MSCI Canada Index.

Key ETF Data

Category (main) Canadian Equity - Minimum Volatility
Underlying Index MSCI Canada Minimum Volatility Index
ETF Structure Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs
Asset Class Equity
Region Canada
Issuer iShares Canada by Blackrock
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date 24 July 2012
Total Holdings 71
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure No
Currency Hedging Not applicable
Management Fee 0.30%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) Unknown
Trading Information
Ticker XMV
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** No
SWP available ** No

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

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

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