Diversification by design | NEW liquid alternative ETFs
Desjardins' liquid alternative ETFs give your clients exclusive access to our sophisticated investment strategies, with low correlations to traditional asset classes to protect your clients from volatility.
Our alternative strategies target absolute positive returns regardless of whether markets are up or down.
They are made up of long and short positions in combinations that offer rigorous risk management through:
A long or buying position is generally a position in which the fund benefits when the underlying security increases in value. This is the case when you are buying a stock and expect it to appreciate in value. A short or selling position benefits when the underlying security declines in value. In the case of stocks, for example, they involve selling securities that you don't currently own but hope to buy back later at a lower price.
|Features||DANC ETF||DAMG ETF|
|Geography||Canadian markets||Global markets|
|Target Beta – Short Term||0 relative to the TSX||Between -0.3 and + 0.3 compared to the MSCI World|
|Securities held||Common shares and sector ETFs||Index futures and Index ETFs|
|Long / short strategy||Pairs||Individual positions|
|Decision-making process||Portfolio manager||Systematic with portfolio manager oversight|
Our specialists analyze quantitative and trend data to find complementary pairs of companies that present a promising opportunity and showcase our ideas with stronger conviction.
Typically selected within the same industry, these business pairs, which make up our long and short mix, allow us to target:
Each pair aims to be neutral in dollar, beta and industry.
Investment objective: Maximize returns under controlled volatility while maintaining a low beta with global equity markets.
The Fund seeks to exploit inefficiencies in global equity markets by applying a purely quantitative approach to its systematic long/short portfolio management strategy:
The model relies on multiple indicators that can be categorized into:
These indicators are measurable and interpretable from both economic and financial market perspectives.
These indicators have historically been consistent in explaining alpha and are expected to do so in the future. They were leveraging:
The exclusive suite of indicators are used to score equity market indices in the investment universe.
With these scores, combined with a set of constraints on volatility and diversification among others, the model:
Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM) is one of the largest portfolio managers in Canada.
General and specific information
Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with exchange traded fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. is the manager and portfolio manager of the Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds. These Funds are offered by registered dealers.
The Desjardins Alt Long/Short Equity Market Neutral ETF and the Desjardins Alt Long/Short Global Equity Markets ETF are alternative mutual funds. They can invest in asset classes or use investment strategies that are not permitted for other types of mutual funds. The specific strategies that differentiate these ETFs from other types of mutual funds include the use of cash borrowings for investment purposes, short sales and derivatives. Leverage amplifies gains and losses. While the strategies will be used in accordance with the ETF’s investment objectives and investment strategies, during certain market conditions they may accelerate the pace at which your investment decreases in value.
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