Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SAN JOSE, Calif. - Feb 14, 2019 - Just released by ETF.com, Inspire’s Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) has been named as a finalist in the “Thematic ETF of the Year – 2018” category for the 2018 ETF.com Awards.
Here is what Inspire CEO Robert Netzly had to say about the fund being an award finalist: “We are truly honored that Inspire has been nominated as a finalist for these prestigious awards two years in a row. Every recognition like this validates the growth of the biblically responsible investing movement, including in the fixed-income space. We’re excited that IBD is providing value to investors across the globe.”
About Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD)
Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) bond ETF that seeks to deliver quality performance characteristics while also creating meaningful impact in the lives of people across the globe. This fund seeks to replicate investment results that generally correspond to the performance of the Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Index.
IBD invests in higher credit-quality, investment-grade fixed-income securities of some of the most inspiring, biblically aligned large companies in the United States, as measured by the companies’ Inspire Impact Score. The Inspire Impact Score is Inspire’s proprietary methodology of identifying alignment with positive, biblical values across environmental, social and governance categories.
The Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) is the largest ESG themed fixed-income ETF currently on the U.S. market, beating out such industry giants as iShares, Nuveen and VanEck. IBD currently has assets of $66.10 million.
About ETF.com Awards
The ETF.com Awards, presented by ETF.com and Inside ETFs, are the most widely recognized and respected awards for the exchange-traded fund industry.
To be recognized as a finalist, investment firms must be selected by the ETF.com Awards Nominating Committee comprised of senior leaders at ETF.com, Inside ETFs and FactSet. Only five finalists made it through to a nomination in the “Thematic ETF of the Year” category, including funds from Invesco, Amplify, VanEck, EventShares and Inspire Investing. The winners in each category are being announced at an exclusive gala dinner on March 28 at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, in New York.
The Awards Selection Committee who will choose the winners for this year’s awards are:
Kim Arthur, Main Management
Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg Intelligence
Ben Blaisdell, US Trust
Rob Glownia, RiverFront
Tom Lydon, ETFtrends
Phil Mackintosh, Virtu
Tyler Mordy, Forstrong Global Asset Management
Jason Nicastro, LPL Financial
Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA
Jim Wiandt, Industry Expert
About Inspire Investing
Inspire Investing is a leading biblically responsible investing firm that specializes in index-based, biblically responsible ETFs. Inspire ETFs utilize the innovative Inspire Impact Score methodology, which measures a company’s positive impact on the world to identify companies that align with the values of faith-based investors.
Inspire also donates 50 percent or more of their own corporate profits generated from management fees to support impactful ministry projects around the globe. Most recently, Inspire adopted a village in the coffee farming mountains of Guatemala and is working to provide a church building, clean water, improved education, a fully functional medical clinic and child sponsorship to completely transform the lives of the those living in that impoverished village.
Visit www.inspireinvesting.com to learn more about Inspire’s biblically responsible investment products and inspiring impact projects.
Investment advisory services offered through CWM Advisors LLC dba Inspire, a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC.
Important Risk Information: Inspire, the adviser, provides the index for the Inspire Funds to track. The indexes use software that analyzes publicly available data relating to the primary business activities, products and services, philanthropy, legal activities, policies and practices when assigning Inspire Impact Scores to a company. The securities with the highest Inspire Impact Scores are included in the Indexes and are equally weighted. As the Fund may not fully replicate the Index, it is subject to the risk that investment management strategy may not produce the intended results.
Past performance is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their objective, generate positive returns or avoid losses.
Fixed-income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed-income securities owned by the Fund. While the shares of ETFs are tradeable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress. ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETF’s net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns. The Fund is a new fund with a limited history of operations for investors to evaluate. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective. Securities in the Index or in the Fund’s portfolio may underperform in comparison to the general securities markets or other asset classes.
Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information, call 877.658.9473 or visit http://www.inspireetf.com. Read it carefully. The Inspire ETFs are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Inspire and Northern Lights Distributors LLC are not affiliated. 3134-NLD-2/9/2019
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