Fund Profile

Key Facts

Fund Ticker ESGG
Net Assets (Mn)
(Dec 03, 2020)
$ 25.45
Base Currency CAD
Closing Market Price $ 31.79
12-Month Low/High (Market Price) $ 22.41 / $ 32.06
Closing NAV Price
(Dec 03, 2020)
$ 31.7665
12-Month Low/High (Price (NAV)) $ 22.5206 / $ 31.9848
Annualized Distribution Yield
(Nov 20, 2020)

Annualized Distribution Yield: The most recent regular distribution, or expected distribution, (excluding additional year end distributions) annualized for frequency, divided by current NAV.

Swap Fee -
Counterparty Exposure  -
Maximum Annual Management Fee 0.25%
Management Expense Ratio 0.28%

Estimate only. Audited MER is unavailable since the ETF has not yet completed a financial year.

Market Volume 1,602
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Options Available No
Inception Date Jan 16, 2020
Fiscal Year-End December 31
Units Outstanding (000's) 801
Index MSCI World ESG Leaders Index
Market Cap ($Bn)
(Oct 30, 2020)
Exchange TSX
CUSIP 09662J108

Portfolio Strategy

The BMO MSCI World ESG Leaders Index ETF has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI World ESG Leaders Index, net of expenses. The ETF invests in companies within global developed equity markets that have higher MSCI ESG ratings than their peers. The ETF invests in and holds the Constituent Securities of the Index in the same proportion as they are reflected in the Index. ESGG is a fund of fund; the management fees charged are reduced by those accrued in the underlying funds.

Benchmark Info

The MSCI World ESG Leaders Index is based on the MSCI World Index, which includes large and mid-capitalization stocks globally. The Index aims to capture the performance of securities that have been assigned higher ESG ratings by MSCI relative to their peers and targets 50% of the market capitalization within each sector. The Index excludes securities of companies that earn significant revenues from tobacco, alcohol, gambling, conventional weapons and civilian firearms, any controversial weapons, significant generation of nuclear power as well as companies involved in severe business controversies. The portfolio is weighted by market capitalization and is re-balanced quarterly.


  • Designed for investors looking for growth solutions
  • Designed for investors looking to align socially responsible values with their investments using a best-in-class approach
  • Exposure to diversified global equities
  • Benefits from local currency appreciation
  • Professionally managed by BMO Global Asset Management

Risk Rating

  • Low
  • Low to Medium
  • Medium
  • Medium to High
  • High


Price & Performance

Performance Details

Fund Total Assets ($Mn)
(Dec 03, 2020)
$ 25.45
Market Price $ 31.79
12-Month Low/High (Market Price) $ 22.41 / $ 32.06
Price (NAV) $ 31.7665
12-Month Low/High (Price (NAV)) $ 22.5206 / $ 31.9848
Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Daily Prices

Unit Price as of
(Dec 03, 2020)
1 Day Change 1 Day % Change
Market Price $ 31.79 $ -0.13 -0.41%
Price (NAV) $ 31.7665 $ -0.0996 -0.31%


Annualized Performance

Annualized Performance (%) for period ending: -

1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
NAV - - - - - -
Index - - - - - -
Calendar Performance

Calendar Year Performance (%) for period ending: -

Index -
Cumulative Performance

Cumulative Performance (%) for period ending: -

YTD 1 mo 3 Mo 6 Mo 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
NAV - - - - - - - - - -
Index - - - - - - - - - -


Tax & Distributions

Distribution History

Each BMO ETF will distribute net taxable income to investors at least once a year. A BMO ETF will have taxable income if the income generated (for example interest, dividend, capital gains, etc.) by the securities within the BMO ETF is greater than the expenses of the BMO ETF. The distributions will either be paid in cash or reinvested in the BMO ETF at the discretion of the manager. The future distribution dates for BMO ETFs may change at any time and whether or not a distribution occurs will depend on the tax characteristics of the underlying investments.

The following table lists historical distributions and includes information about the frequency dollar value and tax composition of the distribution. The tax composition of the BMO ETF distribution will be determined on a yearly basis and will only be available after the BMO ETFs tax year. This information will be reported in an official tax receipt provided to investors by their broker.

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Distribution Period

Future distribution dates may change without any prior notice.

Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date Cash Distribution Per Unit Reinvested Distribution Per Unit

Distributions by the BMO ETF that are not paid in cash should be accounted for by investors for tax purposes by adding the distribution amount to the adjusted cost base of the units held.

Total Distribution Per Unit
Mar, 2020 Mar 27, 2020 Mar 30, 2020 Apr 02, 2020 0.150000 0.000000 0.150000
Jun, 2020 Jun 26, 2020 Jun 29, 2020 Jul 06, 2020 0.150000 0.000000 0.150000
Sep, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Sep 29, 2020 Oct 02, 2020 0.150000 0.000000 0.150000
Dec, 2020 Dec 29, 2020 Dec 30, 2020 Jan 05, 2021 - - -
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Distribution Period Eligible Dividends Non Eligible Dividends Other Income Capital Gains Return of Capital Foreign Income Foreign Tax Paid Total Distribution per Unit for Tax Purpose

The exact tax treatment of the distributions for a calendar year is calculated after the BMO ETF's tax year-end. As a result investors will receive an official tax statement from their broker detailing the type of income they have to report for tax purposes for the entire year and not for each distribution.

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Holdings & Allocations

Daily Holdings

As of Dec 03, 2020



Cash and Cash Equivalents


Number of Holdings


Total Net Assets

$ 25,445,022.00

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Weight (%) Name ISIN Bloomberg Ticker Number of Shares Currency Base Market Value Sector Asset Class
64.09% BMO MSCI USA ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05600C1068 ESGY 494,767 CAD 16,308,950 - Stock
32.02% BMO MSCI EAFE ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05600J1012 ESGE 270,624 CAD 8,148,015 - Stock
3.83% BMO MSCI CANADA ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05587Y1051 ESGA 31,716 CAD 975,578 - Stock
0.05% CASH - - 1 CAD 12,481 - Cash and Cash Equivalents

Holdings Breakdown

Sector Allocation

Geographic Allocation