Guardian i3 US Quality Growth ETF

Overview
The Guardian i3 US Quality Growth ETF is designed to create wealth through identifying high-quality and defensive US equities with sustainable earnings growth and avoiding areas of weakness. Fusing artificial intelligence, human intelligence and innovation, the i3 fusion process produces a long-only equity strategy designed to deliver differentiated alpha and diversification, enhancing investment outcomes.
Tickers
: GIQU
: GIQU.B

NAV: CAD $21.06 as of 01/15/2021
NAV: CAD $21.85 as of 01/15/2021
Daily NAV Change: 0.24% Daily NAV Change: -0.57%
Total Fund AUM: CAD $4,291,409.50 as of 01/15/2021

Asset Class: US Equities
Investor Journey:
Management Fee: 0.55%
Risk Rating: Medium
Portfolio Managers
Sri Iyer, MBA
Managing Director – Head of i³ Investments – Guardian Capital LP
Fiona Wilson, MBA, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager – i³ Investments – Guardian Capital LP

Highlights

Key reasons to invest
  • Quality & Growth – Increases investor exposure to factors that have driven superior risk-adjusted returns over the last 30 years.

  • Alpha Generation – Designed with the objective of generating persistent alpha by using big data and machine learning to aid in the prediction of sustainable earnings growth.

  • Diversification – Added geographies help to improve overall portfolio diversification while maintaining defensiveness.

  • Innovation – Evolution in both quantitative and fundamental analysis improves forecasting accuracy, reduces manager bias and consistently exploits alpha generation opportunities.

Performance

In accordance with National Instrument 81-102, performance cannot be shown until one year after a fund's inception.

Holdings

Top 10 Holdings
As of 12/31/2020
Holdings % Asset Mix
Apple Inc.5.77
Microsoft Corporation5.22
Alphabet Inc. Class 'C'4.77
ServiceNow Inc.4.69
Amazon.com Inc.4.67
Zoetis Inc.3.51
Adobe Inc.3.45
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.3.39
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.3.17
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (The) Class 'A'3.12

Sector Breakdown
As of 12/31/2020
Sector % Market Value
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY41.99
HEALTH CARE16.73
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY12.33
COMMUNICATION SERVICES12.29
INDUSTRIALS6.09
FINANCIALS3.39
CONSUMER STAPLES3.12
REAL ESTATE1.85
MATERIALS1.70
CASH & EQUIVALENTS0.51

Geographic Breakdown
As of 12/31/2020
Country % Market Value
UNITED STATES96.42
IRELAND3.11
CANADA0.47

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