TORONTO, January 6, 2023 – Evolve Funds Group Inc. (“Evolve” or the “Manager”) announces that it will terminate the Evolve Enhanced FANGMA Index ETF (the “Evolve Fund”) on or about April 14, 2023 (the “Termination Date”). The Manager will request the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) to de-list the units of the Evolve Fund from TSX on or about April 12, 2023, with all units still held by investors being subject to a mandatory redemption as of the Termination Date. Effective March 17, 2023, no further subscriptions for units of the Evolve Fund will be accepted.
Prior to the Termination Date, the Manager will, to the extent reasonably possible, convert the assets of the Evolve Fund to cash and after paying or making adequate provision for all of the Fund’s liabilities, as soon as practicable following the Termination Date distribute the net assets of the Fund pro-rata among the unitholders of record of the Fund on the Termination Date.
The Manager will issue an additional press release on or about the Termination Date confirming final details of the termination. Further details of termination have also been mailed to unitholders of the Evolve Fund.
The following changes to the risk rating of the Evolve Fund are effective today, as indicated in the table below.
|Evolve Fund||Ticker/Symbol||Previous Risk Rating||New Risk Rating|
|Evolve Enhanced FANGMA Index ETF||TECE||Medium to High||High|
The investment risk level of an ETF and mutual fund (the “Fund”) is determined in accordance with a standardized risk classification methodology, set out in National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds, that is based on the historical volatility of the Fund, as measured by the 10-year standard deviation of the returns of the Fund. If a Fund has less than 10 years of performance history, the investment risk level of the Fund is calculated using the return history of the Fund, and, for the remainder of the 10-year period, the return history of a reference index that is expected to reasonably approximate the standard deviation of the Fund.
No changes have been made to the investment objectives or strategies of the Evolve Fund as a result of the changes to the risk rating. A summary of the risk rating classification methodology, and the investment objectives and strategies of the Evolve Fund, can be found in the most recently filed prospectus for the Evolve Fund, listed above.
About Evolve Funds Group Inc.
With over $4.4 billion in assets under management, Evolve is one of Canada’s fastest growing ETF providers since launching its first ETF in September 2017. Evolve is a leader in thematic ETFs and specializes in bringing innovative ETFs to Canadian investors. Evolve’s suite of ETFs provide investors with access to: (i) long term investment themes; (ii) index-based income strategies; and (iii) some of the world’s leading investment managers. Established by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of success, Evolve creates investment products that make a difference. For more information, please visit www.evolveetfs.com.
Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with exchange traded funds (ETFs). ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. There are risks involved with investing in ETFs. Please read the prospectus for a complete description of risks relevant to ETFs. Investors may incur customary brokerage commissions in buying or selling ETFs. Please read the prospectus before investing.
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. Evolve 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.