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Manulife Investment Management Offers Investors Greater Choice with New Actively Managed Global ETFs

Manulife Investment Management becomes 22nd ETF issuer listed on Cboe Canada


Toronto | May 17, 2023 – Cboe is excited to welcome Manulife Investment Management Limited (“Manulife Investment Management”) for their first ever listings on Cboe Canada, the new business name of the NEO Exchange. With this launch of two new actively managed ETFs, Manulife Investment Management is now the 22nd ETF issuer to list on Cboe Canada.

The two ETFs offer investors exposure to fixed income securities and global equity, providing more options for investors:

  • Manulife Smart Global Bond ETF – GBND
  • Manulife Smart Global Dividend ETF Portfolio – GDIV

“We’re excited to grow our ETF lineup with two new solutions for investors looking for income and diversification opportunities across both equites and fixed income,” said Yanic Chagnon, Head of Investment Product, Canada, Manulife Investment Management. “Manulife Smart Global Dividend ETF Portfolio and Manulife Smart Global Bond ETF can be useful solutions for advisors and individual investors alike to identify, and participate in, income-generating opportunities from around the world.”

Investors can trade units of GBND and GDIV through their usual investment channels, including discount brokerage platforms and full-service dealers. Click here for a complete view of all Cboe Canada listed securities.

“As an advocate and champion of the Canadian ETF industry, we are proud to welcome our newest fund issuer on Cboe Canada,” commented Jos Schmitt, President and CEO of Cboe Canada. “Manulife Investment Management is providing investors with greater choice in accessing global markets and it’s an honour to be selected as their listing venue of choice. We look forward to a collaborative partnership over the years ahead and providing the exceptional service and support that every issuer deserves.”

Cboe Canada is home to over 250 unique listings, including ETFs from Canada’s largest ETF issuers, Canadian Depositary ReceiptsTM(CDRs), and some of the most innovative Canadian and international growth companies. Cboe Canada consistently facilitates close to 20% of all volume traded in Canadian ETFs and between 10% and 15% of all volume traded in Canadian-listed companies.

About Cboe Canada

Cboe Canada, the new business name of the NEO Exchange, is Canada’s Tier 1 stock exchange for the purpose-driven Innovation Economy, providing a best-in-class listing experience for issuers that are shaping the economies of tomorrow. Fully operational since 2015, Cboe Canada lists companies and investment products seeking an internationally recognized stock exchange that enables investor trust, quality liquidity, and broad awareness including unfettered access to market data. Cboe Canada is part of the Cboe Global Markets network, leveraging deep international expertise, industry-leading market intelligence and technology, and unparalleled service to deliver what stakeholders and the world need now, and for the future.

Cboe powers ETF Market Canada, a user-friendly platform providing investors and advisors with one-stop access to ETF research and analysis. Real-time, institutional-grade data allows users to compare, contrast, and explore the entire universe of 1,200+ Canadian ETFs, free of charge.

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