On September 1, Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC acquired Emerging Global Advisors, combining strengths and expertise to expand ETF offerings.

Columbia EM Quality Dividend ETF HILO

Fund Objective

Seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield performance of the Beta AdvantageSM Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Index.

Index Description

The Beta AdvantageSM Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Index is designed to represent a portfolio of approximately 50 companies that each has a trailing one-year dividend yield of between 2% and 10% in the developing markets universe as defined by Columbia . The index seeks to address dividend quality by screening companies for such factors as return on equity, positive earnings growth, maximum dividend yield and three consecutive years with a dividend, including a dividend yield of between 2% and 10% in its last (trailing) year.

Reasons To Invest

  • Core allocation with country diversification: Serves as a core holding capturing approximately 50 predominantly large and mid-cap companies across emerging markets. Companies are equal-weighted at each quarterly rebalance.
  • Income generation: Provides exposure to companies that offer competitive levels of income across the emerging markets universe.
  • Quality companies with dividend consistency: This Fund seeks to capture dividend quality by screening for factors such as return on equity, positive earnings growth, and three-year dividend payment consistency

Key Statistics

as of 3/31/2017
Bloomberg Index Ticker EGAQLDVT
Inception Date 8/4/2011
Expense Ratio 0.85%
Holdings 51
Average Market Cap $ 18.55B
Median Market Cap $ 12.99B
Total Constituent Daily Traded Value $ 1.55B
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 15.94x
Price/Book Ratio 2.35x
Index Dividend Yield 3.21%

Country Breakdown

as of 3/31/2017
Country Weights (%)
Brazil 18.40
Thailand 18.21
Taiwan 18.07
Malaysia 10.38
South Africa 8.87
Indonesia 8.00
China 6.10
Turkey 3.99
Chile 2.02
United Arab Emirates 2.00
Philippines 1.98
Kenya 1.96

Sector Breakdown (GICS)

as of 3/31/2017
Sector Weights (%)
Telecommunication Services 16.25
Consumer Staples 16.13
Financials 15.73
Consumer Discretionary 13.72
Industrials 12.29
Materials 8.14
Utilities 8.09
Information Technology 6.07
Real Estate 2.00
Health Care 1.58

Top Holdings (Ticker)

as of 3/31/2017
Company Weights (%)
AirAsia Bhd 2.18
BRF - Brasil Foods SA 2.16
Lojas Renner S.A. 2.14
WEG SA 2.12
Ambev SA 2.09
Banco Bradesco SA-Pref 2.06
Pegatron Corp 2.06
Kroton Educacional SA 2.05
Petronas Chemicals Group BHD 2.05
Intouch Holdings-NVDR 2.04


as of 3/31/2017
  3-Month (%) Year-to-Date (%) 1-Year (%) 3-Year (%) 5-Year (%) Since Inception (%)
Total Returns (Net Asset Value) 8.07 8.07 10.05 -2.25 -3.77 -2.92
Total Returns (Market Price) 9.43 9.43 11.09 -2.08 -3.82 -2.91
Tracked Index* 8.44 8.44 12.59 -0.43 -2.44 -1.51

*Reflects Indxx Emerging Market High Income Low Beta Index performance through January 31, 2014; reflects FTSE Emerging All Cap ex Taiwan Low Volatility Dividend Net Tax Index performance through January 23, 2015; Beta Advantage Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Index performance thereafter.

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance data may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. For the most current month-end performance data please call 888.800.4347.

Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 pm ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

Returns over one year are annualized.

Fund Literature

Recent Distributions

Declaration Ex-Date Record Payable Total Amount ($)
06/27/2016 06/30/2016 06/28/2016 07/11/2016 0.07363
03/22/2016 03/29/2016 03/31/2016 04/08/2016 0.08706
12/28/2015 12/29/2015 12/31/2015 01/12/2016 0.10154
09/24/2015 09/25/2015 09/29/2015 10/07/2015 0.09603
06/25/2015 06/26/2015 06/30/2015 07/08/2015 0.08984
03/26/2015 03/27/2015 03/31/2015 04/08/2015 0.09672
12/28/2014 12/29/2014 12/31/2014 01/12/2015 0.14074
09/24/2014 09/25/2014 09/29/2014 10/09/2014 0.18121
06/24/2014 06/25/2014 06/27/2014 07/10/2014 0.17432
03/24/2014 03/25/2014 03/27/2014 04/09/2014 0.08878
12/24/2013 12/27/2013 12/31/2013 01/10/2014 0.27548
09/23/2013 09/24/2013 09/26/2013 10/11/2013 0.16277
06/24/2013 06/25/2013 06/27/2013 07/12/2013 0.15640
03/25/2013 03/26/2013 03/28/2013 04/11/2013 0.17780
12/21/2012 12/24/2012 12/27/2012 01/11/2013 0.45940
09/21/2012 09/24/2012 09/26/2012 10/11/2012 0.19400
06/22/2012 06/25/2012 06/27/2012 07/12/2012 0.22540
03/23/2012 03/26/2012 03/28/2012 04/11/2012 0.17860
12/22/2011 12/23/2011 12/28/2011 01/05/2012 0.08750
09/23/2011 09/26/2011 09/28/2011 10/05/2011 0.10460


Emerging market investments involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, from economic or political instability in other nations or increased volatility and lower trading volume. This Fund will concentrate its investments in issuers of one or more particular industries to the same extent that its Underlying Index is so concentrated and to the extent permitted by applicable regulatory guidance. Concentration risk results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Small-cap and mid-cap companies generally will have greater volatility in price than the stocks of large companies due to limited product lines or resources or a dependency upon a particular market niche. One cannot invest directly in an Index.

The Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS") was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P") and is licensed for use by Emerging Global Advisors, LLC. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of such standard or classification. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.