TORONTO – March 2, 2022 – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (“Horizons ETFs”) will reduce the rebate on the annual management fees of the Horizons Cash Maximizer ETF (“HSAV”) and the Horizons High Interest Savings ETF (“CASH” and together, the “ETFs”) effective the close of business today. Beginning tomorrow, March 3, 2022, the effective annual management fee for each of the ETFs will be ten basis points (0.10%) plus applicable sales taxes.
The rebate change was made in light of the recent increase in the overnight rate by the Bank of Canada from 0.25% to 0.50%. Horizons ETFs anticipates that as a result of the increase of the overnight rate, the gross yield of the ETFs, meaning the gross yield earned on the bank deposits of the ETFs, will be 0.95%, effective today, March 2, 2022. With an effective annual management fee of 0.10%, HSAV and CASH will continue to be the lowest cost ETFs amongst all the high-interest savings ETFs currently listed in Canada+.
“With any change in the Bank of Canada overnight rate, investors should expect to generate a higher yield from HSAV and CASH, it’s one of the key benefits of these mandates and should similarly affect all high-interest savings ETFs,” said Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs. “However, with an effective management fee of 0.10%, after this latest rebate change, HSAV and CASH will continue to offer the highest net yield of all the high-interest savings ETFs currently listed in Canada+.”
HSAV seeks to generate modest capital growth by investing primarily in high-interest deposit accounts with Canadian banks. While any decision to pay dividends or other distributions is within the discretion of Horizons ETFs, HSAV is not currently expected to make any regular distributions.
In February 2022, Horizons ETFs announced a suspension of new subscriptions for HSAV after its NAV exceeded $2 billion. More information on this can be found here: https://horizonsetfs.com/news/Press-Release/Horizons-Cash-Maximizer-ETF-Suspends-New-Subscript
CASH seeks to maximize monthly income for unitholders while preserving capital and liquidity by investing primarily in high interest deposit accounts with Canadian banks. The investment objective of CASH is similar to HSAV, except unlike HSAV, CASH seeks to pay out regular monthly distributions of income.
The rebate on the ETFs will be effective March 3, 2022 and will remain in effect until further notice. Horizons ETFs will announce any changes to the rebates with a further press release.
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Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product family includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs has close to $22 billion of assets under management and 105 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges.
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+ based on all publicly available information as at the time of this press release
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HSAV uses cash accounts and does not track a traditional benchmark but rather a compounding rate of interest paid on a cash deposit that can change over time. Any distributions which are received by HSAV are reflected automatically in the net asset value (NAV) of HSAV. As a result, the shareholders of HSAV are not expected to receive any taxable distributions.
In February 2022, HSAV announced a suspension of all new subscriptions. During a period of suspended subscriptions, investors should note that ETF shares of HSAV would be expected to trade at a premium or substantial premium to the NAV per ETF Share of HSAV. During such periods, investors are strongly discouraged from purchasing ETF shares of HSAV on a stock exchange. Any suspension of subscriptions or resumption of subscriptions will be announced by press release and announced on the Manager’s website. A suspension of subscriptions, if any, will not affect the ability of existing Shareholders to sell their ETF Shares in the secondary market at a price reflective, or potentially higher than, the NAV per ETF Share.