TDAM Evolves its ETF Lineup with the TD Morningstar Low Cost ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF, the TD ESG U.S. Corporate Bond Index ETF and the TD Global Technology Innovators Index ETF

TORONTO, November 30, 2021 / CNW / – Today, TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) announced the launch of three ETFs, including two new environmental, social and governance (ESG) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) following its suite of ESG solutions expanding. The TD Morningstar ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF (TMCC) and the TD Morningstar ESG US Corporate Bond Index ETF (TMUC) seek to track the performance of corporate bond indices that measure the return on investment of fixed income securities issuers with higher ESG ratings compared to their peers.

“At GPTD, we are always looking for more ways to help investors align their investments with sustainable options,” said Priti shokeen, Vice-President and Director, ESG Research and Engagement, GPTD. “Our new TD ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF (TMCC) and TD US ESG Corporate Bond Index ETF (TMUC) provide a convenient and inexpensive way to gain fixed income exposure of superior quality and which also meet rigorous ESG criteria. At the same time, ETFs are designed to maintain interest rate sensitivity, yield, sector weightings and credit quality similar to their parent non-ESG index, the Morningstar® Canada Corporate Bond Index.MT and the Morningstar® U.S. Corporate Bond IndexMT, respectively. As part of a diversified portfolio, they can also complement the popular TD Morningstar ESG Equity Index ETFs that we introduced in december 2020. “

GPTD also announced the launch of its new TD Global Technology Innovators Index (TECI) ETF, which seeks to track the performance of an index of technology innovators that measures the return on investments of well-known innovative technology companies based on growth rates. higher annual earnings, return on invested capital and expansion of operating margin relative to their peers, while eliminating mega-cap tech stocks that can be a significant component of a particular index. “This new ETF is a great way to invest in the technology of tomorrow, today,” said Dino Vevaina, vice president and director and portfolio manager, GPTD. “Investors can take advantage of the growth potential of global companies at the forefront of technological innovation without being overweighted in mega-capitalized technology companies. The ETF can also be used in combination with our popular TD Global Technology Leaders Index ETF (TEC) which provides broader exposure to pure-play technology, including access to mega-cap technology companies. “

“We are delighted to leverage our ESG collaboration with GPTD, going beyond ESG equity indices to also provide our ESG fixed income indices,” said Katie binns, Senior Product Manager, Fixed Income & Multi-Asset Indexes at Morningstar, Inc. “Sustainable investing is a rapidly growing part of investor portfolios and providing a multi-asset perspective consistent with ESG risk considerations is increasingly important. important to customers. Working closely with our colleagues at Morningstar, Sustainalytics and GPTD, we believe we have designed unique indices to meet the needs of ESG oriented investors across all asset classes. “

The following ETFs begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) today:

Fund name

TSX ticker
symbol

Management
Costs

TD Morningstar ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF

CCTM

0.15%

TD Morningstar ESG U.S. Corporate Bond Index ETF

TMUC

0.20%

TD Global Innovative Technology Index ETFs

TECI

0.45%

GPTD is pleased to leverage the index building and research capabilities of Morningstar, Inc., an independent provider of investments and indices, and Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company and a leading global research provider, of ESG ratings and data, to provide Canadian investors with an ESG Solution that uses a robust screening process. With deep Canadian roots, Sustainalytics serves many from Canada leading institutional investors who integrate ESG assessments into their investment processes. The index methodology used in our new TD ESG Canada Corporate Bond ETFs and TD Morningstar ESG U.S. ESG Corporate Bond ETFs eliminates companies with specific commodities such as tobacco, small arms and controversial weapons, while including companies that present a low ESG risk. odds.

Creating access to sustainable investment solutions for investors remains a priority for TDAM. The launch of the TD ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF and the TD Morningstar ESG U.S. Corporate Bond ETF follows the 2020 launch of three ETF ESG And two sustainable mutual funds. GPTD is also committed to investing sustainably through its GPTD’s sustainable investment approach, and as an institutional signatory of the Canadian Investor Statement on Climate Change and the Investor statement from the Association for Responsible Investmentt on diversity and inclusion.

Combined with TD Bank Group ambitious climate action plan , which includes a goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions associated with its operations and financing activities by 2050, among other announcements, these initiatives underscore TD Bank Group’s continued efforts to deliver products, services and programs sustainability to its clients and clients and its commitment to contribute to a more inclusive society.

Additional information about the TD Morningstar ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF, the TD Morningstar ESG US Corporate Bond Index ETF and the TD Global Technology Innovators Index ETF, including the prospectus and ETF Facts, can be found at www.tdassetmanagement.com.

For more information on sustainable and responsible investing, visit the website GPTD Sustainable investment page and see TD Bank Group ESG Report 2020.

Commissions, management fees and expenses can all be associated with investing in ETFs. Please read the prospectus and ETF Facts before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values ​​change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. ETF units are bought and sold at market prices on an exchange and brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Morningstar® Canadian Corporate Bond Sustainability IndexMT and the Morningstar® US Corporate Bond Sustainability IndexMT are service marks of Morningstar, Inc. and are used under license for certain purposes by TD Asset Management Inc. The TD Morningstar ESG Canada Corporate Bond Index ETF and the TD Morningstar ESG US Corporate Bond Index ETF (collectively, the “TD ESG ETFs ”) are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Morningstar, and Morningstar makes no representation as to the advisability of investing in TD ESG ETFs.

The TD Global Technology Innovators Index ETF (“TD ETF”) is not sponsored, promoted, sold or otherwise supported by Solactive AG and Solactive AG makes no express or implied warranties or assurances regarding the results of the use of the Solactive Global Technology Innovators Index (CA NTR) (“Index”) and / or any trademark associated with the Index or the price of the Index at any time or in any other respect. The Index is calculated and published by Solactive AG. Solactive AG makes every effort to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Regardless of its obligations to TDAM, Solactive AG has no obligation to report errors in the index to third parties, including, but not limited to, investors and / or financial intermediaries of the TD ETF. Neither the publication of the Index by Solactive AG nor the license of the Index or any trademark associated with the Index for use in connection with the TD ETF constitutes a recommendation by Solactive AG to invest in the capital in such TD ETF nor in any way represents an assurance or opinion of Solactive AG with respect to any investment in such TD ETF.

TD ETFs are managed by TD Asset Management Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

® © 2021 Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar Research Inc. All rights reserved.

® The TD logo and other trademarks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank or its subsidiaries.

About GPTD

TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM), a member of TD Bank Group, is a North American investment management firm. Operating through TD Asset Management Inc. in Canada and TDAM USA Inc. in the United States, TDAM brings new thinking to the most important challenges facing investors. GPTD offers investment solutions to businesses, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individual investors. Additionally, TDAM manages assets on behalf of nearly 2 million retail investors and offers a broadly diverse range of investment solutions, including mutual funds, professionally managed portfolios and corporate class funds. . TD Asset Management Firms Manage $ 431 billion active at September 30, 2021. Assets under management include TD Asset Management Inc., TDAM USA Inc. and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (Epoch). All entities are wholly owned subsidiaries of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

SOURCE TD Asset Management Inc.

Cision

Show original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2021/30/c3891.html