BMO launches three asset allocation ETFs

By Staff | February 15, 2019 | Last updated on February 15, 2019
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Toronto-based BMO Asset Management Inc. has launched three risk-based asset allocation ETFs and four additional ETFs, the investment manager announced Friday.

The asset allocation ETFs are:

  • BMO Conservative ETF (ZCON), which targets exposure of 60% fixed income and 40% equity.
  • BMO Balanced ETF (ZBAL), which targets exposure of 40% fixed income and 60% equity.
  • BMO Growth ETF (ZGRO), which targets exposure of 20% fixed income and 80% equity.

The funds provide diversified exposure with quarterly rebalancing, notes Kevin Gopaul, global head of ETFs, BMO Global Asset Management, in a statement.

The firm is introducing another four ETFs:

  • BMO Ultra Short-Term US Bond ETF (ZUS.U, ZUS.V), which takes a conservative approach to U.S. dollar investing through U.S.-denominated corporate bonds with less than a year to maturity.
  • BMO Covered Call US Banks ETF (ZWK), an unhedged ETF designed to provide effective yield enhancement to U.S. bank exposure.
  • BMO NASDAQ 100 Equity Index ETF (ZNQ), an unhedged ETF that provides access to top 100 NASDAQ-listed non-financial companies.
  • BMO Equal Weight US Health Care Index ETF (ZHU), an unhedged fund designed to provide¬† access to health care in the U.S.

All seven ETFs began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today. staff


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