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BMO adds to smart beta range with two low vol equity ETFs

Feb 16th, 2016 | By
BMO expands line-up with seven new ETFs

Global asset manager and exchange traded fund provider BMO Asset Management has added to its smart beta range with the launch of two new currency-hedged low volatility funds. The ETFs are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and provide a solution to investors looking to navigate choppy markets and work by applying higher weights to constituents with lower historical betas (a measure of the firm’s sensitivity to broad market returns). “These new listings build on our successful suite of low volatility ETFs and are structured to help manage the highs and lows of the markets,” said Kevin Gopaul, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President, BMO Asset Management.


BMO launches ETF-based online portfolio tool for Canadian investors

Jan 25th, 2016 | By
BMO launches SmartFolio, an ETF-based robo-advisor for Canadian investors

BMO Wealth Management, the fund management division of the Canadian-headquartered bank, has expanded its suite of investment services available to Canadian Investors with the launch of SmartFolio. The service requires a minimum investment of CAD 5,000 and uses a questionnaire to determine the user’s investment goals and risk tolerance. The investor is then assigned to one of five ETF-based portfolios most closely suiting their objectives.


Strong listing activity on LSE reflects potential of European ETF market

Dec 10th, 2015 | By
VanEck launches two high yield corporate bond ETF on London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange (LSE), a major listing destination for exchange-traded funds in Europe, experienced their strongest month for listing activity since 2011; a total of 46 new funds were launched during November. The action during November, which included the introduction of the first ever Indian fixed income ETF as well the arrival of BMO Global Asset Management (BMO) as a European issuer, brings the total amount of listings this year to 152 ETFs and 55 ETPs.


BMO enters European ETF market with equity and fixed income range

Nov 10th, 2015 | By
BMO expands line-up with seven new ETFs

BMO Global Asset Management, the fund management division of the Canadian-headquartered bank, has become the latest company to enter the fast growing European ETF space. The firm has launched four global corporate bond ETFs to help investors diversify their exposure to global investment grade corporate bonds and high yield bonds, and five smart beta equity ETFs focused on generating high quality income for investors. “Establishing our ETF offering in Europe is a key strategic milestone for us as we continue to expand across the region,” said Richard Wilson, CEO, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA).


Canadian ETF assets grow to $84bn, according to BMO

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
Equium Capital rolls out ETF share class of tactical allocation fund

BMO Global Asset Management, the Canadian exchange-traded fund provider, has issued a report outlining the trends in the Canadian ETF market and expectations for the future of the industry. “The domestic ETF industry has seen strong momentum in 2015. Its user base has expanded as investors grow more comfortable with these funds,” said Rajiv Silgardo, Co-CEO, BMO Global Asset Management. “ETFs have been able to maintain their popularity and continue to prove to be useful through changing market conditions because of their flexibility and diversification benefits.”


Canada’s ETF industry set for continued growth

Jul 26th, 2014 | By
Canada’s ETF industry set for continued growth

The Canadian exchange-traded fund industry stood at $70.1 billion in assets under management at the mid-way point of the year, according to a report from BMO Global Asset Management. Assets are up 11.1 percent from year-end 2013, led by fixed income ETFs with more than $2.5 billion of inflows. Rajiv Silgardo, Co-CEO, BMO Global Asset Management: said: “We expect the momentum into ETFs to continue at a rapid pace, as more investors use more ETFs to build better portfolios.”


BMO introduces seven new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange

Feb 24th, 2014 | By
BMO introduces seven new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange

BMO Asset Management, one of Canada’s leading providers of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has introduced seven new ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The new funds – a mix of equity and fixed income products – are designed to help investors achieve their objectives of income, growth and diversification. With these additions, BMO’s ETF line-up now stands at 58 funds.


Canadian ETF industry to continue to evolve in 2014, says BMO

Jan 30th, 2014 | By
Evolve Funds rolls out three new ETFs in Canada

The Canadian exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry experienced impressive growth in 2013 and its ongoing success will be determined by how well providers respond to key investor needs. That’s according to a report released by BMO Global Asset Management, one of Canada’s leading ETF providers. The report notes that the growth of the Canadian ETF industry continued unabated in 2013 and currently stands at $63.1 billion in assets under management, up $5 billion over last year and an increase of 11.9 per cent over year-end 2012.


Canadian ETF industry to maintain strong position, says BMO

Oct 15th, 2013 | By
BMO expands line-up with seven new ETFs

The Canadian exchange-traded fund industry will continue to maintain a strong position as investors seek out investment options to help them effectively manage ongoing market volatility, according to a bi-annual outlook published by BMO Global Asset Management, Canada’s second-largest ETF provider by assets.


Toronto Stock Exchange hits new ETP milestone

Sep 10th, 2013 | By
Purpose Investments expands ETF line-up

There are now more than 300 exchange-traded products listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange following the launch of five exchange-traded funds from ETF debutant Purpose Investments, the firm founded by former Claymore Canada CEO, Som Seif. Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President, Toronto Stock Exchange, said: “We are pleased to have achieved this new milestone and we are very proud of our solid track record of fostering innovation in the ETP universe.”