Desjardins Index ETFs

Affordable passive strategies for building your portfolios

Give your clients' portfolios exposure to in-demand stock market indexes

With our range of Desjardins Index ETFs, you'll have access to a selection of asset classes for their geographic exposure, diversification and competitive management fees. You don't need to go elsewhere to build your portfolios easily: Desjardins is the partner of choice!

Benefits of Desjardins Index ETFs

Low cost

The annual management fees are affordable, which means lower fees for your clients' portfolios.

Broader diversification

The broad selection of Desjardins Index ETFs makes it easier to gain geographic exposure and diversify in-demand asset classes.

Index returns

Desjardins Index ETFs seek to replicate the return of the markets in which they invest.

Facilitated portfolio construction

Building cost- and yield-efficient portfolios is made easy by finding passive Desjardins ETFs (low cost) and active Desjardins ETFs (alpha) from the same solutions provider.

Smart Use of Index ETFs

The core-satellite strategy is a winning combination!

Applying a core-satellite strategy can promote a balance between return and active risk and help achieve attractive long-term returns.

In some cases, active management performs better than passive management because there will always be active managers capable of outperforming the market. By combining active and passive approaches, your clients are more likely to take advantage of tactical allocations while reducing their fees. So why not let your clients benefit?


"Core" Index ETFs

  • Seek to replicate market performance
  • Generally lower costs
  • Tax benefits

Active “satellite” funds or ETFs

  • Seek to outperform the benchmark
  • Strategic diversification
  • Possibility of minimizing risks if there's a drop
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Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. (DGAM) is one of the largest portfolio managers in Canada.

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in assets under management


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The ETF's annual management fee based on the ETF's value on May 30, 2024.

As at December 31, 2023.

Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. Commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with an investment in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. is the manager and portfolio manager of Desjardins Exchange Traded Funds. Funds are offered by registered brokers.

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The core-satellite approach recognizes the fundamental differences between passive and active management to leverage the best of both management approaches. Passive management uses index ETFs to create the “core” of the portfolio, which provides diversification at a low cost. With active management, we add “satellite” investments that are actively managed and have the potential to outperform the indexes over time to the heart of the portfolio.