The overarching goal for index construction at ETF Global is to create the most relevant benchmarks for not only current investment activities but for future investment opportunities. Therefore, in response to demand from Pension, Institutional Asset Manager and Pension Consultant clients, ETF Global developed the ETFG Series of ETF Indexes in 2011. This series of indices is directed at those pensions, asset managers and consultants who are active within exchange-traded-products and feel it is more appropriate to be benchmarked to an index of ETPs than a benchmark reflecting the asset classes of the underlying constituents. Today, the ETFG Series of ETF Indexes spans four primary categories: Bellwether Indices, Market Performance Indices, Dynamic Indices and Custom Indices.
CI First Asset Active Credit ETF’s investment objective is to maximize long term risk-adjusted total returns, delivered through cash distributions and long term capital appreciation, in a manner consistent with preservation of capital and prudent risk management by actively investing in fixed income securities.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 42 exchange-traded funds, including various ETF Global U.S. CI First Asset Indices. Some of the data items available include:
- Company Items – Bloomberg Global Identification Key, Country Code, Currency Code, CUSIP Code, Database Source and Symbol Code, Date of Portfolio, ETF Asset Class, ETF Description, ETF Ticker, File Date of Portfolio, Investable Market Value in US Dollars, Investable Shares Outstanding, Investable Weight in Index (Source), ISIN Code, ISO Currency Code, Portfolio As Of Date, Security Classification, Security Type, SEDOL Code, Ticker, etc.
- ETF Items – Active Status Flag, Administrator, Advisor, Assets Under Management, Average Daily Trading Volume, Call volume, Creation Fee, Creation Unit Size, Custodian, Development Class, Discount Premium, Distribution Frequency, Distributor, ETN Flag, Exposure Focus, Fee Waiver, Fiscal Year End, Gross Expense, Inception Date, Issuer Description, Job Benchmark, Levered Flag, Market Maker Description, Net Asset Value, Net Expense, Net Fund Flow, Number of Constituents, Options Available Flag, Other Expense, Portfolio Manager, Put volume, Region Flag, RIMES Add-In Version 4 Legacy Category Code, Security Type, Shares Outstanding, Short Interest, Spread, Tax Classification, Timestamp, Transfer Agent, Trustee, etc.