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Canadian ETFs: The latest launches Add to ...

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The Canadian ETF industry is not slowing down despite market uncertainty. The industry welcomes its 28 issuer, Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc., while another asset manager files a preliminary prospectus to enter the ETF space.

Bristol Gate introduced two actively managed dividend growers ETFs: Bristol Gate Concentrated Canadian Equity ETF (“BGC”) and Bristol Gate Concentrated US Equity ETF (“BGU”). The ETFs typically invest in dividend-paying securities selected primarily from the S&P/TSX Composite Index for BGC and from the S&P 500 Index for BGU of six or more different sectors.

An additional active manager is set to join the Canadian ETF Industry this year. Brompton Funds, an experienced investment fund manager with approximately $2-billion in assets under management, has filed a preliminary prospectus to launch its first suite of ETFs. Brompton intends to launch two actively-managed sector ETFs, covering the healthcare and technology industry. The move arises as sector and thematic ETFs gain popularity among investors.

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