The fund is passively managed to provide exposure to the Canadian high-dividend space. The index starts with all dividend-paying companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and constituents of S&P Canada BMI, excluding income trusts. Eligible securities are screened for positive EPS and undergo a robust sustainability screen, designed to ensure that companies pay steady and rising dividends by using five-year dividend growth, payout ratio and payment history criteria. XDV aims to hold a narrow portfolio of 30 stocks, which are selected and weighted based on dividend yield, subject to a 10% cap per issuer. The index is generally rebalanced annually.