Horizons’ family of TRI Portfolio ETFs help take the guesswork out of building an index ETF portfolio.

With more than 700 ETFs listed in Canada, trying to find the right ETFs to build a total portfolio solution has become increasingly difficult for many Canadian investors. Horizons’ family of TRI Portfolio ETFs help take the guesswork out of building an index ETF portfolio.

Horizons ETFs offers three different ETFs tailored for different risk/return objectives of Canadian investors. These ETFs can be used as one-ticket ETF solutions, providing exposure to an underlying portfolio comprised of ETFs from Horizons’ family of Total Return Index ETFs* (“TRI ETFs”).

The TRI ETFs are tax-efficient, index-tracking ETFs that collectively provide exposure to a range of global equity and fixed income benchmarks. TRI ETFs provide low-tracking error and may offer after-tax benefits if held in taxable or non-registered accounts. The underlying ETFs in each TRI ETF portfolio are not expected to make any ongoing taxable distributions of investment income or dividends, making them ideal portfolio solutions for taxable accounts.

Horizons Conservative TRI ETF Portfolio: The Horizons Conservative TRI ETF Portfolio (“HCON”) seeks moderate long-term capital growth using a conservative portfolio of exchange traded funds (“ETFs”). HCON invests primarily in Horizons Total Return Index ETFs* (“Horizons TRI ETFs”). The portfolio targets a long-term asset allocation of approximately 50% equity securities and 50% fixed income securities at the time of any rebalance. The portfolio will be rebalanced semi-annually in order to seek a consistent level of conservative risk, expected to occur in January and July of each calendar year.

Horizons Balanced TRI ETF Portfolio: The Horizons Balanced TRI ETF Portfolio (“HBAL”) provides a one-ticket-ETF solution that targets a long-term asset allocation of approximately 70% equity securities and 30% fixed income securities, and rebalances semi-annually to ensure the composition of HBAL reflects a consistent level of balanced risk, expected to occur in January and July of each calendar year.

Horizons Growth TRI ETF Portfolio: The Horizons Growth TRI ETF Portfolio (“HGRO”) seeks long-term capital growth using a portfolio of primarily equity-focused total return index exchange traded funds. HGRO invests primarily in Horizons Total Return Index ETFs* (“Horizons TRI ETFs”).

  Horizons Conservative
TRI ETF Portfolio
Horizons Balanced
TRI ETF Portfolio
Horizons Growth
TRI ETF Portfolio
Ticker: HCON HBAL HGRO
Management Fee &
Operating Expenses:
There will be no direct management fees or operating expenses. Unitholders will still be indirectly charged the fees of the underlying Horizons TRI ETFs invested in by HCON (the management expense ratio of HCON will be approximately 0.15%, and will not exceed 0.17%, while the aggregate trading expense ratio of the portfolio of Horizons TRI ETFs held by HCON will be approximately 0.20%) There will be no direct management fees or operating expenses. Unitholders will still be indirectly charged the fees of the underlying Horizons TRI ETFs invested in by HBAL (the management expense ratio of HBAL will be approximately 0.16%, and will not exceed 0.18%, while the aggregate trading expense ratio of the portfolio of Horizons TRI ETFs held by HBAL will be approximately 0.23%) There will be no direct management fees or operating expenses. Unitholders will still be indirectly charged the fees of the underlying Horizons TRI ETFs invested in by HGRO (the management expense ratio of HGRO will be approximately 0.17%, and will not exceed 0.19%, while the aggregate trading expense ratio of the portfolio of Horizons TRI ETFs held by HGRO will be approximately 0.28%)
Investment
Strategy:
Approximately 50% equity securities and 50% fixed income securities through investments in underlying, tax-efficient Horizons’ family of TRI ETFs. Approximately 70% equity securities and 30% fixed income securities through investments in underlying, tax-efficient Horizons’ family of TRI ETFs. Approximately 100% equity securities through investments in underlying, tax-efficient Horizons’ family of TRI ETFs.
For Investors Who: Are seeking steady returns and moderate long-term growth, and who want some growth potential but with less exposure to stock market risk. Are seeking more growth potential and accept added exposure to stock market risk. Are seeking full exposure to a globally-focused equity indexsolution.
Risk Rating:1 Low. Low to Medium.  Medium.
Distribution Frequency: Annually, if any. Annually, if any. Annually, if any.
  HCON HBAL HGRO
Long-Term
Strategic Allocation:

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Target Allocation to Underlying ETF:**
Canadian Equity HXT 8.2% HXT 11.5% HXT 16.4%
U.S. Equity HXS 16.4%
HXQ 11.1%
HXS 23.0%
HXQ 15.5%
HXS 32.9%
HXQ 22.1%
European Equity HXX 3.6% HXX 5.0% HXX 7.1%
International Equity HXDM 10.7% HXDM 15.0% HXDM 21.4%
Canadian Fixed Income HBB 33.3% HBB 20.0%  
U.S. Fixed Income HTB 16.7% HTB 10.0%  
Regional Equity Allocation:
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**Source: Horizons ETFs, as at September 16, 2019.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded products managed by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (the “Horizons Exchange Traded Products”). The Horizons Exchange Traded Products are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about Horizons Exchange Traded Products. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing.

*Horizons Total Return Index ETFs (“Horizons TRI ETFs”) are index-tracking ETFs that use an innovative investment structure known as a Total Return Swap to deliver index returns in a low-cost2 and tax-efficient manner. Unlike a physical replication ETF that typically purchases the securities found in the relevant index in the same proportions as the index, a Horizons TRI ETF uses a synthetic structure that never buys the securities of an index directly. Instead, the Horizons TRI ETF provides the investor with the total return of the index through entering a Total Return Swap agreement with one or more counterparties, typically large financial institutions, which will provide the ETF with the total return of the index in exchange for the interest earned on the cash held by the ETF. Any distributions which are paid by the Index constituents are reflected automatically in the net asset value (NAV) of the ETF. As a result, the investor only receives the total return of the index, which is reflected in the ETF’s unit price, and is not expected to receive any taxable distributions directly. This means that an investor is only expected to be taxed on any capital gain that is realized if, and when, holdings are sold.

1Risk ratings are determined based on the historical volatility of a Horizons ETF as measured by the standard deviation of its performance against its mean. The risk categorization of a Horizons ETF may change over time and historical volatility is not indicative of future volatility. Generally, a risk rating is assigned to a Horizons ETF based on the historical rolling 10-year standard deviation of its return, the return of its underlying index, or of an applicable proxy index. In cases where the Manager believes that this methodology produces a result that is not indicative of the ETF’s future volatility, the risk rating may be determined by the ETF’s category. The risk rating of each Horizons ETF is reviewed at least annually, as well as when there is a material change in the ETF’s investment objective or investment strategies. Risk ratings are not intended for use as a substitute for undertaking a proper and complete suitability or financial assessment by an investment advisor.

2The average management fee of a Horizons TRI ETF is 0.20% and in Canada, the average management fee for F class mutual funds is 0.81% and 0.49% for ETFs. Source: Morningstar Direct as at January 23, 2019.

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Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded products managed by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (the "Horizons Exchange Traded Products"). The Horizons Exchange Traded Products are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the Horizons Exchange Traded Products. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing.

The Horizons Exchange Traded Products include our BetaPro products (the “BetaPro Products”). The BetaPro Products are alternative mutual funds within the meaning of National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds, and are permitted to use strategies generally prohibited by conventional mutual funds: the ability to invest more than 10% of their net asset value in securities of a single issuer, to employ leverage, and engage in short selling to a greater extent than is permitted in conventional mutual funds. While these strategies will only be used in accordance with the investment objectives and strategies of the BetaPro Products, during certain market conditions they may accelerate the risk that an investment in units of a BetaPro Product decreases in value. The BetaPro Products consist of our 2x Daily Bull and 2x Daily Bear ETFs (“2x Daily ETFs”), Inverse ETFs (“Inverse ETFs”) and our BetaPro S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ ETF (the “VIX ETF”). Included in the 2x Daily ETFs and the Inverse ETFs are the BetaPro Marijuana Companies 2x Daily Bull ETF (“HMJU”) and BetaPro Marijuana Companies Inverse ETF (“HMJI”), which track the North American MOC Marijuana Index (NTR) and North American MOC Marijuana Index (TR), respectively. The 2x Daily ETFs and certain other BetaPro Products use leveraged investment techniques that can magnify gains and losses and may result in greater volatility of returns. These BetaPro Products are subject to leverage risk and may be subject to aggressive investment risk and price volatility risk, among other risks, which are described in their respective prospectuses. Each 2x Daily ETF seeks a return, before fees and expenses, that is either 200% or –200% of the performance of a specified underlying index, commodity futures index or benchmark (the “Target”) for a single day. Each Inverse ETF seeks a return that is –100% of the performance of its Target. Due to the compounding of daily returns a 2x Daily ETF’s or Inverse ETF’s returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and, particularly in the case of the 2x Daily ETFs, possibly direction from the performance of their respective Target(s) for the same period. Hedging costs charged to BetaPro Products reduce the value of the forward price payable to that ETF. Due to the high cost of borrowing the securities of marijuana companies in particular, the hedging costs charged to HMJI are expected to be material and are expected to materially reduce the returns of HMJI to unitholders and materially impair the ability of HMJI to meet its investment objectives. Currently, the manager expects the hedging costs to be charged to HMJI and borne by unitholders will be between 15.00% and 35.00% per annum of the aggregate notional exposure of HMJI’s forward documents. The hedging costs may increase above this range. The manager will publish, on its website, the updated monthly fixed hedging cost for HMJI for the upcoming month as negotiated with the counterparty to the forward documents, based on the then current market conditions. The VIX ETF, which is a 1x ETF, as described in the prospectus, is a speculative investment tool that is not a conventional investment. The VIX ETF’s Target is highly volatile. As a result, the VIX ETF is not intended as a stand-alone long-term investment. Historically, the VIX ETF’s Target has tended to revert to a historical mean. As a result, the performance of the VIX ETF’s Target is expected to be negative over the longer term and neither the VIX ETF nor its target is expected to have positive long-term performance. Investors should monitor their holdings in BetaPro Products and their performance at least as frequently as daily to ensure such investment(s) remain consistent with their investment strategies.

*The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in per unit value and reinvestment of all dividends or distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return shown in the table are not intended to reflect future values of the ETF or returns on investment in the ETF. Only the returns for periods of one year or greater are annualized returns.