TORONTO, December 14, 2018 – Hamilton Capital Partners Inc. (“Hamilton Capital“) is pleased to announce the launch of the Hamilton Capital Australian Financials Yield ETF (“HFA“). HFA seeks long-term returns consisting of regular dividend income with modest long-term capital growth from an actively-managed equity portfolio comprised primarily of Australia-based financial services companies. HFA will also employ a covered call strategy to help generate additional income and to help mitigate downside risk. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. will act as sub-advisor to HFA solely for the writing of covered call options on its portfolio securities.

HFA has closed the offering of its initial units. Units of the ETF will begin trading on Monday, December 17, 2018 on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX“) under the ticker symbol “HFA”.

Attractive yield

“We are very excited to launch HFA, which is intended to provide investors with exposure to a world class financial services sector with a history of long-term outperformance versus the Canadian financials. Australia is also home to some of the world’s best capitalized banks, which outperformed their Canadian peers during the global financial crisis. With a portfolio of high dividend yielding stocks, HFA is well suited, in our opinion, for investors seeking attractive monthly dividends and portfolio diversification from a group of companies operating in one of the world’s most successful economies” said Rob Wessel, Managing Partner at Hamilton Capital.

HFA joins Hamilton Capital’s suite of financial services equity ETFs:

  • HCB (TSX), the Hamilton Capital Canadian Bank Variable-Weight ETF, a rules-based “mean reversion’ strategy with monthly rebalancing and monthly distributions
  • HFY (TSX), the Hamilton Capital Global Financials Yield ETF, an actively managed portfolio of global financials with a dividend yield of 4.91%([1])
  • HBG (TSX), the Hamilton Capital Global Bank ETF, an actively managed portfolio of global banks, which is ~19% ahead of the global bank index([2])
  • HFMU.U (TSX), the Hamilton Capital U.S. Mid-Cap Financials ETF (USD), which offers exposure to a higher growth category of U.S. financials with a history of long-term outperformance versus their large-cap peers

About Hamilton Capital Partners Inc.

Hamilton Capital is an investment manager headquartered in Toronto. Specializing in global financial services, its team of professionals has over 60 years of experience. The firm employs a specialized investment process, augmented by proprietary research, analysis, and analytical tools to manage its portfolio of investment products. Hamilton Capital is an active commentator on the global financial services sector. The firm’s most recent comments and Insights can be found at

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to a future outlook and anticipated distributions, events or results and may include statements regarding future financial performance. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend” or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Hamilton Capital undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.

For further information: Patrick Sommerville, Partner, Business Development, 416-941-9250, [email protected], or Daniel Carthew, Associate Director, Business Development, 416-941-9681, [email protected].

[1] As of November 30th, 2018.
[2] The KBW Nasdaq Global Bank Net Total Return Index in Canadian dollars as of November 30th, 2018 since inception.

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