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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.
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.
|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|
|Issuer||iShares Canada by Blackrock|
|ETF Home Page||Available here|
|Inception Date||18 Dec 2007|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.73%|
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|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.
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