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HGGB

Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF

Get Exposure to a Global Universe of U.S. Dollar Denominated Green Bonds

A green bond is a type of fixed-income instrument that is specifically earmarked to raise money for projects that have climate and environmental objectives and benefits. Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF (HGGB) is the first Canadian-listed ETF focused on providing exposure to the global green-labelled bonds issued in U.S. dollars.

Key Features

• Green Bonds: Canada’s First globally focused ETF that invests exclusively in Green bond issuances
• True “Green” Verification: All issuers in the Underlying Index are independently verified by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international, investor-focused not-for-profit
• Global Exposure: The ETF portfolio provides global exposure for Canadian investors
• Global Bond Trading Optimization: Transacting global bonds in Canada can be difficult from a liquidity standpoint. Horizons will use a Sub-Advisor to optimize trading execution and utilize stratified sampling to replicate the Underlying Index

Investment Objective

HGGB seeks to replicate, to the extent possible and net of expenses, the performance of a market index that is designed to provide exposure to the performance of global green-labeled bonds issued in U.S. dollars that are subject to stringent eligibility criteria to fund projects that have positive environmental or climate benefits. Currently, the ETF seeks to replicate the performance of the S&P Green Bond US Dollar Select Index, net of expenses. The ETF seeks to hedge the U.S. dollar value of its portfolio to the Canadian dollar at all times

Fund Details

Ticker
HGGB
Inception Date
June 01, 2021
Net Assets ?
$5,597,333
As at August 09, 2022
Consolidated Prior Day Volume ?
1,311
For August 08, 2022
Average Daily Trading Volume Over a 12 Month Period ?
846
As at August 08, 2022
Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange
Investment Manager
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Eligibility
All Registered and Non-Registered Investment Accounts
Bloomberg Index Ticker
SPGRUSST
Management Fee
0.45%
(Plus applicable sales tax)
Management Expense Ratio ?
0.54%
As at December 31, 2021
Currency
CAD
Currency Hedging
Seeks to hedge the U.S. dollar value of its portfolio to the Canadian dollar at all times
LEI ?
549300GNSLV02XCM9N37
Most Recent Distributions Per Unit
0.1195
Estimated Annualized Yield ?
2.17%
12-Month Trailing Yield ?
2.34%
Distribution Frequency
Quarterly
Record Date
June 30, 2022
NAV / Unit
$22.4105
Price
$22.38
Premium Discount
$-0.03
Premium Discount Percentage
-0.14%
Outstanding Shares
250,002
Weighted Average Duration ?
5.09
Average Credit Quality ?
BBB
Weighted Average Coupon ?
3.48
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity ?
4.58

The NAV chart above only shows the historical daily net asset value per unit (NAV) of the ETF, and identifies the various distributions made by the ETF, if any. The distributions are not treated as reinvested, and it does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder. The NAV values do contemplate management fees and other fund expenses. The chart is not a performance chart and is not indicative of future NAV values which will vary.

The Growth of 10K chart above is based on the historical daily net asset value per unit (NAV) of the ETF, and represents the value of an initial investment into the ETF of $10,000 since its inception, on a total return basis. Distributions, if any, are treated as reinvested, and it does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder. The NAV values do contemplate management fees and other fund expenses where paid by the fund. The chart is not a performance chart and is not indicative of future value which will vary.

Annualized Performance (%) *

1mo 3mo 6mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr SIR**
Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF 1.87 -0.21 -6.47 -8.27 -9.84 -- -- -- -7.28
S&P Green Bond U.S. Dollar Select Index 1.50 0.06 -6.20 -8.00 -8.36 -- -- -- 51.70

**Fund performance since inception on June 01, 2021, as at July 31, 2022

Calendar Year Performance (%) *

Calendar year performance data is not currently available.

Distributions

Year Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payment Date Payment Amount Reinvested Non-Cash Distributions Distribution Period
2022 06/29/2022 06/30/2022 07/13/2022 0.1195 Quarterly
2022 03/30/2022 03/31/2022 04/12/2022 0.07002 Quarterly
2021 12/30/2021 12/31/2021 01/13/2022 0.12808 Quarterly
2021 09/28/2021 09/29/2021 10/13/2021 0.19627 Quarterly

Sector Allocation

As at July 29, 2022
Agency 22.94%
Financial Institutions 20.66%
Utility 16.16%
Industrial Services 13.63%
Sovereign 12.55%
Supranational 6.74%
Cmbs 6.65%
Cash 0.69%

Credit Ratings

As at July 29, 2022
AAA 7.42%
AA 15.78%
A 23.80%
BBB 24.40%
BB 11.25%
B 3.71%
Unrated 13.64%

Geographic Exposure

As at July 29, 2022
United States 38.08%
Luxembourg 11.41%
Netherlands 9.90%
United Kingdom 4.74%
Indonesia 4.73%
China 4.65%
Austria 4.58%
South Korea 4.57%
Chile 4.53%
Peru 4.31%
Hong Kong 4.10%
Egypt 3.71%

Top 10 Holdings

As at August 05, 2022
Security Name Weight
European Investment Bank 2.88% 13-Jun-2025 6.73%
Public Service Electric Gas Co 3.10% 15-Mar-2032 5.52%
Coop Rabobank UA 1.11% 24-Feb-2027 5.20%
Perushaan Pnrbt SBSN Indns III 3.90% 20-Aug-2024 4.72%
State Bank of India 4.50% 28-Sep-2023 4.71%
ING Groep NV 4.63% 06-Jan-2026 4.70%
Indstl & Cmrcl Bk of China Ltd 2.88% 12-Oct-2022 4.68%
China Development Bank 2.75% 16-Nov-2022 4.68%
Klabin Austria GmbH 7.00% 03-Apr-2049 4.60%
Inversiones CMPC SA 4.38% 04-Apr-2027 4.60%

Holdings are subject to change. Download full prior business day: Holdings

At a Glance

Get Exposure to a Global Universe of U.S. Dollar Denominated Green Bonds

A green bond is a type of fixed-income instrument that is specifically earmarked to raise money for projects that have climate and environmental objectives and benefits. Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF (HGGB) is the first Canadian-listed ETF focused on providing exposure to the global green-labelled bonds issued in U.S. dollars.

Key Features

• Green Bonds: Canada’s First globally focused ETF that invests exclusively in Green bond issuances
• True “Green” Verification: All issuers in the Underlying Index are independently verified by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international, investor-focused not-for-profit
• Global Exposure: The ETF portfolio provides global exposure for Canadian investors
• Global Bond Trading Optimization: Transacting global bonds in Canada can be difficult from a liquidity standpoint. Horizons will use a Sub-Advisor to optimize trading execution and utilize stratified sampling to replicate the Underlying Index

Product Facts

Investment Objective

HGGB seeks to replicate, to the extent possible and net of expenses, the performance of a market index that is designed to provide exposure to the performance of global green-labeled bonds issued in U.S. dollars that are subject to stringent eligibility criteria to fund projects that have positive environmental or climate benefits. Currently, the ETF seeks to replicate the performance of the S&P Green Bond US Dollar Select Index, net of expenses. The ETF seeks to hedge the U.S. dollar value of its portfolio to the Canadian dollar at all times

Fund Details

Ticker
HGGB
Inception Date
June 01, 2021
Net Assets ?
$5,597,333
As at August 09, 2022
Consolidated Prior Day Volume ?
1,311
For August 08, 2022
Average Daily Trading Volume Over a 12 Month Period ?
846
As at August 08, 2022
Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange
Investment Manager
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Eligibility
All Registered and Non-Registered Investment Accounts
Bloomberg Index Ticker
SPGRUSST
Management Fee
0.45%
(Plus applicable sales tax)
Management Expense Ratio ?
0.54%
 As at December 31, 2021
Currency
CAD
Currency Hedging
Seeks to hedge the U.S. dollar value of its portfolio to the Canadian dollar at all times
LEI ?
549300GNSLV02XCM9N37
Most Recent Distributions Per Unit
0.1195
Estimated Annualized Yield ?
2.17%
12-Month Trailing Yield ?
2.34%
Distribution Frequency
Quarterly
Record Date
June 30, 2022
NAV / Unit
$22.4105
Price
$22.38
Premium Discount
$-0.03
Premium Discount Percentage
-0.14%
Outstanding Shares
250,002
Weighted Average Duration ?
5.09
Average Credit Quality ?
BBB
Weighted Average Coupon ?
3.48
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity ?
4.58

The NAV chart above only shows the historical daily net asset value per unit (NAV) of the ETF, and identifies the various distributions made by the ETF, if any. The distributions are not treated as reinvested, and it does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder. The NAV values do contemplate management fees and other fund expenses. The chart is not a performance chart and is not indicative of future NAV values which will vary.

The Growth of 10K chart above is based on the historical daily net asset value per unit (NAV) of the ETF, and represents the value of an initial investment into the ETF of $10,000 since its inception, on a total return basis. Distributions, if any, are treated as reinvested, and it does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder. The NAV values do contemplate management fees and other fund expenses where paid by the fund. The chart is not a performance chart and is not indicative of future value which will vary.

Performance & Distributions

Annualized Performance (%) *

1mo 3mo 6mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr SIR**
Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF 1.87 -0.21 -6.47 -8.27 -9.84 -- -- -- -7.28
S&P Green Bond U.S. Dollar Select Index 1.50 0.06 -6.20 -8.00 -8.36 -- -- -- 51.70

**Fund performance since inception on June 01, 2021, as at July 31, 2022

Calendar Year Performance (%)

Calendar year performance data is not currently available.

Distributions

Year Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payment Date Payment Amount Reinvested Non-Cash Distributions Distribution Period
2022 06/29/2022 06/30/2022 07/13/2022 0.1195 Quarterly
2022 03/30/2022 03/31/2022 04/12/2022 0.07002 Quarterly
2021 12/30/2021 12/31/2021 01/13/2022 0.12808 Quarterly
2021 09/28/2021 09/29/2021 10/13/2021 0.19627 Quarterly
Holdings

Sector Allocation

As at July 29, 2022
Agency 22.94%
Financial Institutions 20.66%
Utility 16.16%
Industrial Services 13.63%
Sovereign 12.55%
Supranational 6.74%
Cmbs 6.65%
Cash 0.69%

Credit Ratings

As at July 29, 2022
AAA 7.42%
AA 15.78%
A 23.80%
BBB 24.40%
BB 11.25%
B 3.71%
Unrated 13.64%

Geographic Exposure

As at  July 29, 2022
United States 38.08%
Luxembourg 11.41%
Netherlands 9.90%
United Kingdom 4.74%
Indonesia 4.73%
China 4.65%
Austria 4.58%
South Korea 4.57%
Chile 4.53%
Peru 4.31%
Hong Kong 4.10%
Egypt 3.71%

Top 10 Holdings

As at August 05, 2022
Security Name Weight
European Investment Bank 2.88% 13-Jun-2025 6.73%
Public Service Electric Gas Co 3.10% 15-Mar-2032 5.52%
Coop Rabobank UA 1.11% 24-Feb-2027 5.20%
Perushaan Pnrbt SBSN Indns III 3.90% 20-Aug-2024 4.72%
State Bank of India 4.50% 28-Sep-2023 4.71%
ING Groep NV 4.63% 06-Jan-2026 4.70%
Indstl & Cmrcl Bk of China Ltd 2.88% 12-Oct-2022 4.68%
China Development Bank 2.75% 16-Nov-2022 4.68%
Klabin Austria GmbH 7.00% 03-Apr-2049 4.60%
Inversiones CMPC SA 4.38% 04-Apr-2027 4.60%

Holdings are subject to change. Download full prior business day: Holdings

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