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 $20.62 as of 10/23/2020
NAV: CAD $20.81 as of 10/23/2020
Daily NAV Change: 0.81% Daily NAV Change: 0.62%
Total Fund AUM: CAD $3,106,828.57 as of 10/23/2020

Asset Class: US Equities
Investor Journey:
Management Fee: 0.55%
Risk Rating: Medium
Lead Portfolio Managers
Sri Iyer, MBA
Managing Director – 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 09/30/2020
Holdings % Asset Mix
Amazon.com Inc.6.78
Microsoft Corporation6.11
Apple Inc.5.87
ServiceNow Inc.4.81
Alphabet Inc. Class 'C'4.71
Zoetis Inc.4.08
Adobe Inc.3.96
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.3.34
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.3.28
Accenture PLC Class 'A'3.25

Sector Breakdown
As of 09/30/2020
Sector % Market Value
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY42.87
HEALTH CARE15.85
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY14.69
COMMUNICATION SERVICES12.56
INDUSTRIALS4.50
FINANCIALS3.34
CONSUMER STAPLES2.99
REAL ESTATE2.25
MATERIALS1.90
CASH & EQUIVALENTS-0.97

Geographic Breakdown
As of 09/30/2020
Country % Market Value
UNITED STATES96.28
IRELAND3.25
UNITED KINGDOM1.52
CANADA-1.04

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