ETFs

Active and multifactor strategies built to help investors achieve their goals.

We believe investors should get more out of their ETFs than just efficient sector or asset class exposure. Each part of a portfolio should serve a purpose and add value as you invest to achieve your goals.

Featured funds

  • TSX ticker

    TERM

    Manulife Smart Short-Term Bond ETF

    Seeks to earn a high level of income, preserve capital and can reduce overall portfolio duration. Provides access to Canadian corporate short-term bonds.

    Fund profile Portfolio management
  • TSX ticker

    CDIV

    Manulife Smart Dividend ETF

    Aims to provide consistent income and total return by investing in Canadian companies that pay a stable and growing dividend.

    Fund profile Portfolio management

  • smart match

    Manulife Smart ETFs are now available in two of our most popular segregated fund contracts.

    Three standalone segregated fund ETFs mean investors can tailor a portfolio for their asset allocation needs to help reach their goals.

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Viewpoints

A guide to actively managed bond ETFs

We believe the strong case for active management in bond portfolios and further innovation will continue to drive this trend for years to come.
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Don’t Fall Prey to the Dividend Trap

As the spotlight grows on dividend-paying companies, it is important that investors not simply choose the highest dividend yields available but also make sure they are investing in a high-quality source for that dividend. As in all things, quality matters.
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Strategy overviews

Manulife Smart Dividend ETFs for income 

Historically, nearly half of the stock markets total return is made up of dividend returns¹. A steady stream of dividend income becomes more important when market returns are volatile or when expectations for broad market returns are in the single digits.

Investing in dividend paying stocks in a systematic manner can help investors capture that income in an efficient way. That’s where active investment management, research and client-centric mentality can provide value. They bring expertise from running a highly disciplined and controlled investment process and apply it to an active quantitative strategy. Their strategy screens for growing and stable dividend payers, and applies a set of factors to produce the portfolio.

The result is an efficient solution that provides a diversified mix of high and sustainable dividend payers.

Manulife Smart Bond ETFs for capital preservation 

Interest rates have been in decline for over 20 years and yields are also at near historic lows – two truths that don’t seem to be reversing courses. However, bonds provide diversification and can help balance equity volatility in a portfolio. What’s an investor left to do?

In the Canadian investment grade bond market, the Manulife Quantitative Management Team is confronting that challenge directly. Using an active systematic approach that combines quantitative models and active credit research, their strategies aim to deliver a better yield experience than broad bond markets while also preserving capital.

Manulife Multifactor ETFs for total return 

Based on decades of academic research, Dimensional Fund Advisors² build portfolios that are based on three drivers of equity performance.

The three drivers, which they refer to as dimensions, are company size, relative price3 and profitability4. Simply put, the research indicates that, over time, smaller stocks tend to outperform larger stocks, value stocks tend to outperform growth stocks and stocks that are more profitable tend to outperform less profitable stocks.

What does this add up to? For investors focused on long-term total returns, it adds up to a portfolio that captures the potential premium from each factor.


ETF list

Active equity ETFs

Hedged ticker

Unhedged ticker

Fund name

Morningstar category

Use for

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CDIV

Manulife Smart Dividend ETF

Canadian dividend and income equity Core Canadian equity holding/ income

UDIV

UDIV.B

Manulife Smart U.S. Dividend ETF

U.S. equity Core U.S. equity holding/ income

Active bond ETFs

Hedged ticker

Unhedged ticker

Fund name

Morningstar category

Use for

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TERM

Manulife Smart Short-Term Bond ETF

Canadian short-term fixed income Core Canadian investment grade bond holding

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BSKT

Manulife Smart Core Bond ETF

Canadian fixed income Core Canadian investment grade bond holding

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CBND

Manulife Smart Corporate Bond ETF

Canadian corporate fixed income Core Canadian investment grade bond holding

Multifactor index ETFs

Hedged ticker

Unhedged ticker

Fund name

Morningstar category Use for

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MCLC

Manulife Multifactor Canadian Large Cap Index ETF

Canadian equity Core Canadian equity holding

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MCSM

Manulife Multifactor Canadian SMID Cap Index ETF

Canadian small/mid cap equity Core Canadian equity holding

MINT

MINT.B

Manulife Multifactor Developed International Index ETF

International equity Core international holding

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MEME.B

Manulife Multifactor Emerging Markets Index ETF

Emerging markets equity Core international holding

MULC

MULC.B

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Large Cap Index ETF

U.S. equity Core U.S. equity holding

MUMC

MUMC.B

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Mid Cap Index ETF

U.S. small/mid cap equity Core U.S. equity holding

MUSC

MUSC.B

Manulife Multifactor U.S. Small Cap Index ETF

U.S. small/mid cap equity Core U.S. equity holding

1 Source: Manulife Investment Management, Manulife Beta Management Team, December 31, 2019. Calculations were made using Robert Schiller Data Library from 1909 to 1989 and Bloomberg from 1990 to 2019. 

2 Dimensional Fund Advisors and Dimensional refer to the Dimensional separate but affiliated entities generally, rather than to one particular entity. Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC is the subadvisor to the Manulife Investment Management ETFs. Neither Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC nor its affiliates are affiliated with Manulife Investment Management or any of its affiliated entities. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP   receives compensation from Manulife Investment Management in connection with licensing rights to the indexes. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP does not sponsor, endorse, or sell, and makes no representation as to the advisability of investing in, the Manulife ETFs. Dimensional refers to the Dimensional separate but affiliated entities generally, rather than to one particular entity. These entities are Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd., DFA Australia Limited, Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC, Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd., Dimensional Japan Ltd., and Dimensional Hong Kong Limited. Dimensional Hong Kong Limited is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission to conduct Type 1 (dealing in securities) regulated activities only and does not provide asset management services. Commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus. Please read the prospectus before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, as their values change frequently. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 

3 Relative price, as measured by the price-to-book ratio; value stocks are those with lower price-to-book ratios. 

4 Profitability is a measure of current profitability, based on the information from individuals companies’ income statements. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.

Commissions, management fees, and expenses may all be associated with exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other important information are in the ETF facts as well as the prospectus, please read the prospectus before investing.

Manulife ETFs are managed by Manulife Investment Management (formerly named Manulife Asset Management Limited).  Manulife Investment Management is a trade name of Manulife Investment Management Limited.

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