Fund Profile

Key Facts

Portfolio Strategy

The BMO Balanced ESG ETF is designed to provide moderate long-term capital appreciation and income by investing in global equity and fixed income ETFs. The ETF will rebalance quarterly to its strategic index asset allocation weights of 60% equity and 40% fixed income and will invest in broad indexed equity and fixed income ETFs. The equity and fixed income securities will be selected based on ESG ratings assigned by the index providers associated with the underlying ETFs. ZESG is a fund of fund; the management fees charged are reduced by those accrued in the underlying funds.

Fund Benefits

  • Designed for investors looking for a growth and income solution
  • Designed for investors looking to align their values with their investments using a best-in-class approach
  • Exposure to a diversified portfolio of fixed income and equity BMO ETFs
  • Index based asset allocation
  • Professionally managed by BMO Global Asset Management

Risk Rating


Price & Performance

Performance Chart

Growth of 10,000

Chart comparing growth of $10,000. From START_DATE to END_DATE. Comparing FUND_1 and FUND_2. For more details, email [email protected] or call 1-800-361-1392.

Performance Details

Daily Prices

Daily prices table has 3 columns. Table columns are Unit Price as of Sep 29, 2023, 1 Day Change, 1 Day % Change
Unit Price as of
(Sep 29, 2023)
1 Day Change 1 Day % Change
Market Price $ 30.76 $ 0.12 0.39%
Price (NAV) $ 30.7443 $ 0.0972 0.32%


Annualized Performance

Annualized Performance (%) for period ending: Aug 31, 2023

Table for annualized performance. For period ending
1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
NAV 10.93% -1.46% 3.83% - - 4.20%
Index - - - - - -
Calendar Performance

Calendar Year Performance (%) for period ending: Aug 31, 2023

Table for calendar performance. For period ending
YTD 2022 2021 2020
NAV 9.35% -13.29% 12.81% 8.51%
Index - - - -
Cumulative Performance

Cumulative Performance (%) for period ending: Aug 31, 2023

Table for 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 9.35% -0.06% 3.47% 5.74% 10.93% -2.90% 11.93% - - 16.07%
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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Table for distribution history. For period ending
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, 2023 Mar 29, 2023 Mar 30, 2023 Apr 04, 2023 0.180000 - 0.180000
Jun, 2023 Jun 28, 2023 Jun 29, 2023 Jul 05, 2023 0.180000 - 0.180000
Sep, 2023 Sep 27, 2023 Sep 28, 2023 Oct 04, 2023 0.180000 - 0.180000
Dec, 2023 Dec 27, 2023 Dec 28, 2023 Jan 03, 2024 - - -
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ETF distribution tax table. Showing for year
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 Sep 29, 2023



Fixed Income


Cash and Cash Equivalents


Number of Holdings


Total Net Assets

$ 52,295,986.00

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Daily holdings table has 5 columns. Table columns are Weight (%), Name, ISIN, Bloomberg Ticker, Base Market Value
Weight (%) Name ISIN Bloomberg Ticker Number of Shares Currency Base Market Value Sector Asset Class
32.50% BMO MSCI USA ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05600C1068 ESGY 413,146 CAD 16,998,434 - Stock
24.56% BMO GOVERNMENT BOND INDEX ETF CA09660R1029 ZGB 302,401 CAD 12,844,365 - Fixed Income
14.33% BMO MSCI CANADA ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05587Y1051 ESGA 244,731 CAD 7,496,211 - Stock
14.17% BMO MSCI EAFE ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05600J1012 ESGE 251,470 CAD 7,411,092 - Stock
9.53% BMO ESG CORPORATE BOND INDEX ETF CA05600D1042 ESGB 196,978 CAD 4,983,571 - Fixed Income
4.83% BMO ESG US CORPORATE BOND HEDGED TO CAD INDEX ETF CA05589Y1034 ESGF 109,593 CAD 2,526,771 - Fixed Income
0.07% CASH - - 1 CAD 35,544 - Cash and Cash Equivalents

Holdings Breakdown

Sector Allocation

has a donut chart divided into 2 ranges. Ranges are: 62.96%, Equity.36.39%, Fixed Income.

Geographic Allocation

has a donut chart divided into 12 ranges. Ranges are: 47.04%, Canada.37.26%, United States.3.68%, Japan.2.06%, United Kingdom.1.82%, France.1.3%, Switzerland.0.9%, Australia.0.89%, Netherlands.0.8%, Denmark.0.76%, Germany.0.47%, Sweden.3.02%, Other.