NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, today announced the 12-month yield for the Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF), following its first year anniversary.
Concurrently, Canadian banks were ranked among the world's strongest, according to a May 2012 Bloomberg News report. Canada received distinguished honors with 5 spots in the top 20— U.S. banks did not fare so well. Even with a population 9 times larger than Canada, the U.S. held only 3 spots in the top 20. Strict regulations set by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada (OSFI) have helped Canada raise the bar beyond global banking standards by requiring more equity as a percentage of capital relative to their foreign counterparts.
Those looking for income and preferred equity holdings may want to consider the Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF) to diversify their exposure. The ETF tracks the Solactive Canada Preferred Stock Index, which is designed to measure the performance of preferred stocks from Canadian issuers traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Currently, 75% of the index is invested in financial companies of Canada.
"CNPF provides a relatively efficient way for investors to potentially benefit from this hybrid asset class and gain access to some of the world's highest ranked banks," said Bruno del Ama, chief executive officer of Global X Funds.
The Global X Canada Preferred ETF's (CNPF) 12-month yield is 4.00%.
30-Day SEC Yield
(12-Month Yield as of 6/22/12, 30-Day SEC Yield as of 5/31/12)
Performance as of 3/31/12
Inception date of the Fund is 5/24/11.
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For a link to the Prospectus and more information, please visit http://globalxfunds.com/CNPF/SUMPROS.
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Global X Funds is a New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds that facilitates access to investment opportunities across the global markets. With $1.3 billion in managed assets and over 100,000 investors from more than 100 countries as of May 1, 2012, Global X Funds currently offers exchange-traded funds that target Commodity Producers, International, Domestic, Alternatives, Industry, Income, and Asset Allocation fund suites. For more information, please visit www.globalxfunds.com
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