Brompton Announces the Launch of Two New Actively Managed ETFs

Brompton Announces the Launch of Two New Actively Managed ETFs

TORONTO, May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: BREA, BLOV) Brompton Funds Limited (the “Manager”), is pleased to announce that two new actively-managed ETFs (together, the “ETFs”) will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today. The ETFs will seek to hedge substantially all of their direct foreign currency exposure back to the Canadian dollar. A final prospectus dated April 20, 2020 has been filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each province and territory in Canada.
Brompton Global Real Assets Dividend ETF (TSX: BREA) (“BREA”) invests directly or indirectly in a diversified actively managed portfolio consisting of securities of global Real Asset Companies. Global Real Asset Companies include those companies involved in the Real Estate, Utilities, or Infrastructure sectors, and may at the Manager’s discretion include companies that supply services or equipment to Real Asset Companies. Real Asset Companies may be involved in traditional real asset business activities such as ownership and operation of power plants, pipelines, transportation infrastructure, telecommunications networks, commodities-related businesses, or real estate. In order to increase distributable cash and to reduce portfolio volatility, the Manager may, at its discretion, write covered calls on BREA’s portfolio. BREA’s targeted distribution rate is 5.0% per annum, to be paid monthly.  BREA has been assigned a risk rating of “Medium”, please refer to BREA’s ETF Facts document (available on www.sedar.com) for further details.Brompton North American Low Volatility Dividend ETF (TSX:BLOV) (“BLOV”) invests in an actively managed portfolio consisting of equity securities of North American issuers with a minimum market capitalization of $5 billion. The BLOV portfolio will be constructed so as to produce lower volatility than the broad equity market. In order to increase distributable cash and to further reduce portfolio volatility, the Manager may, at its discretion, write covered calls on BLOV’s portfolio. BLOV’s targeted distribution rate is 4.0% per annum, to be paid monthly.  BLOV has been assigned a risk rating of “Low to Medium”. Please refer to BLOV’s ETF Facts document (available on www.sedar.com) for further details.About Brompton Funds
Founded in 2000, Brompton is an experienced investment fund manager with income focused investment solutions including TSX traded closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds.  For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton’s investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email info@bromptongroup.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with exchange-traded fund investments.  Please read the prospectus before investing.  Exchange-traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this press release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the ETFs, to the future outlook of the ETFs and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the ETFs.  In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.  Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. 

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