TORONTO, September 23, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEO welcomes Mackenzie Investments ("Mackenzie") back to the NEO Exchange, with the launch of the Mackenzie Global Sustainable Bond ETF, an actively managed sustainable ETF. The fund begins trading today under the symbol MGSB.
Seeking to align with the investing values of socially responsible investors, the Mackenzie Global Sustainable Bond ETF will invest primarily in fixed-income securities of sustainable and responsible issuers around the world.
"The launch of MGSB on the NEO Exchange is an exciting occasion for Mackenzie," remarked Michael Cooke, SVP and Head of Exchange Traded Funds at Mackenzie Investments. "The fund aligns well with our track record of socially responsible investing practices, and we are proud to list with an exchange that shares our values and is actively working towards a better tomorrow. NEO has been, and continues to be, a steady champion for the Canadian ETF industry and is well-equipped to support the success of our growing ETF lineup."
MGSB joins six other NEO-listed Mackenzie funds. Investors can trade shares of the Mackenzie suite of ETFs through their usual investment channels, including discount brokerage platforms and full-service dealers. Click here for a complete view of all NEO-listed securities.
"We are very pleased to partner once again with Mackenzie Investments as they launch a new ESG solution on the NEO Exchange. Socially responsible investing options are in high demand with Canadian investors and this new listing provides them with much-needed choice in the market," noted Jos Schmitt, President and CEO of NEO. "At NEO, we are committed to the ongoing pursuit of innovation as we continue to drive change and progress within the ETF industry. We look forward to furthering our relationship with Mackenzie and are honoured that they have chosen NEO, once again."
The NEO Exchange is home to over 160 unique listings, including some of Canada’s most innovative up-and-coming public companies and ETFs from Canada’s largest ETF issuers. Backed by some of the most reputable financial organizations in Canada, the NEO Exchange is the third most active marketplace in the country – closing in on second – and consistently facilitates approximately 20% of all trading in ETFs and close to 15% of all volume traded across Canadian marketplaces.
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About Mackenzie Investments
Mackenzie Investments is a leading investment management firm with $208 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2021. Mackenzie provides investment solutions and related services to more than one million retail and institutional clients through multiple distribution channels. Founded in 1967, Mackenzie is a global asset manager with offices across Canada as well as in Boston, Dublin, London, Hong Kong and Beijing. Mackenzie is a member of IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM), one of Canada's premier financial services companies.
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