Modern day ETFs offer a world of choice & styles

Not long ago, investors seeking to replicate equity index returns on a low cost basis only had a handful of options including SPDRs (State Street Global Advisors S&P500 depository receipts), a collection of WEB offerings (MSCI World Equity Benchmark Series country index securities), or perhaps even owned Canada’s own TIPs (Toronto 35 Index Participation Units). Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have come a long way since the early 90’s. The original TIPs 35 security held 35 Toronto Stock Exchange listed equities (tracking the original TSE 35 Composite Index), and with an MER of just 5 bps (0.05%) provided economical diversification to Canadian large cap stocks. The introduction of TIPS in 1990 helped propel the development of a market that now exceeds $85 billion in domestic ETF assets and over $2.9 trillion globally [ETF Trends – March 10, 2015 (ETF assets as of February 2015)].

Continue reading article


Mandeville Wealth Services Inc../Mandeville Private Client Inc. and the Winged Lion Design are trademarks of Mandeville Holdings Inc.

Nothing on the website shall be construed as an offer to buy or a solicitation of an offer to buy any services or products. Michael Prittie and Mandeville Private Client Inc. are not registered in all jurisdictions and therefore may not be able to effect transactions on behalf of individuals accessing this website.

This website may contain links to third party websites. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to individuals accessing this website and Michael Prittie, Mandeville Private Client Inc. and Mandeville Insurance Services Inc. are not responsible for the content of any linked third party website and do not make any endorsements or representations regarding the content, accuracy or suitability of the content, materials, products or services offered on third party websites.

Mandeville Private Client Inc. is a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and IIROC.

Know Your Advisor: IIROC AdvisorReport

Insurance products and services are offered by life insurance licensed Financial Advisors through Mandeville Insurance Services Inc.