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CIBC Asset Management launches exchange-traded funds

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Today CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) – CIBC Asset Management Inc. launched new low-cost exchange traded fund (ETF) solutions that complement its broad and innovative fund lineup and offer more options to help investors achieve their financial goals.

"Our entry into the growing ETF industry is a natural extension of our investment capabilities, allowing us to deliver solutions that meet clients' varying investment needs when it comes to structure or price," says David Scandiffio, President and CEO, CIBC Asset Management.

CIBC Asset Management is launching two strategic beta equity ETFs (one with a currency-hedged option) and two actively-managed fixed income ETFs with management fees ranging from 0.25 per cent to 0.35 per cent.

The strategic beta ETFs are designed to act as core holdings, providing clients with diversified exposure to Canadian and U.S. equity markets using a proprietary rules-based approach.  The intent of the actively-managed ETFs is to diversify fixed income portfolios and generate current income for investors, while preserving capital.

"We have a long history of managing active and passive strategies and we developed these ETFs with our clients' evolving needs in mind, including solutions for a low-yield, rising rate environment," Mr. Scandiffio says.

Each of the following funds has closed its initial offering of units and will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today.

TSX Ticker

ETF Name


Fee (%)*



CIBC Multifactor Canadian Equity ETF


Strategic beta ETFs  that invest in an equally weighted portfolio of equity securities in Canada or the U.S., that exhibit low volatility, quality value and high price momentum characteristics.


CIBC Multifactor U.S. Equity ETF



CIBC Multifactor U.S. Equity ETF (CAD-Hedged)



CIBC Active Investment Grade Floating Rate Bond ETF


Actively-managed ETFs that capitalize on CIBC Asset Management's fixed income expertise in Canadian investment grade debt securities.


CIBC Active Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF



*The management fee is equal to the fee paid by the CIBC ETF to CIBC Asset Management Inc. and does not include applicable taxes or other fees and expenses of the CIBC ETF.


About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada,  in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at

About CIBC Asset Management

CIBC Asset Management, Inc. (CAM), the asset management subsidiary of CIBC, provides a range of high-quality investment management services and solutions to retail and institutional investors. CAM's offerings include: a comprehensive platform of mutual funds, strategic managed portfolio solutions, discretionary investment management services for high-net-worth individuals, and institutional portfolio management. CAM is one of Canada's largest asset management firms, with over $130 billion in assets under administration as of November 2018.


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