San Jose, Calif., March 06, 2019 – Inspire Investing’s biblically responsible ETF, Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES), recently surpassed the $100 million AUM mark in under 2 years of trading. This comes despite a controversial launch on the New York Stock Exchange back on February 28th, 2017 when media outlets attacked the biblical values that Inspire and other biblically responsible investment managers advocate for.
Inspire’s commitment to supporting biblical values such as pro-life, traditional marriage and ending human trafficking with their investment offerings seems to resonate with investors across the globe.
Here is what Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly, had to say about the fund’s asset growth:
“When we launched BLES, there was skepticism from the industry and the media that an ETF managed according to biblical principles would gather much, if any, assets. We are incredibly humbled at the outcry of support from investors across the globe that are choosing to align their investments with their faith. This movement is just getting started!”
About Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES)
Inspire Global Hope ETF is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) global equity ETF that seeks to deliver quality performance characteristics while also creating meaningful impact in the lives of people across the globe.
BLES invests on a global scale, searching out inspiring, biblically aligned large companies (with a $5B+ market cap) from both the U.S. and around the world, as determined by Inspire’s revolutionary Inspire Impact Score methodology. This methodology measures a company’s positive impact on the world. BLES targets a geographic composition of 50% United States, 40% developed international and 10% emerging markets. The fund is equally-weighted, rebalanced quarterly and is designed as a core equity holding.
BLES was also nominated as a finalist for “Best New ESG ETF – 2017” in the ETF.com & Inside ETFs Industry Awards and currently has registered net assets over $106M as of February 26th, 2019.
For more information on the Inspire Global Hope ETF [NYSE: BLES], including performance, fact sheets, prospectus and other information, visit http://www.inspireETF.com/etf/inspire-global-hope-large-cap-etf/.
Despite the controversial launch, BLES has grown rapidly along with Inspire’s other biblically responsible ETFs, helping Inspire gain recognition as the #5 fastest growing registered investment advisor (RIA) firm in the nation in 2017, according to Financial Advisor Magazine’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing RIAs” annual report.
All four of Inspire’s ETFs total over $277M AUM as of February 26th, 2019.
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% 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.
Important Risk Information:1 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.
Securities in the Index or in the Fund’s portfolio may underperform in comparison to the general securities markets or other asset classes. The Fund may focus its investments in securities of a particular industry to the extent the Index does. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value to fluctuate more than that of a fund that does not focus in a particular industry. Fluctuations in the value of equity securities held by the Fund will cause the net asset value (“NAV”) of the Fund to fluctuate.
Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including, currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards.
The Fund is not actively managed and the Adviser will not sell shares of an equity security due to current or projected underperformance of a security, industry or sector, unless that security is removed from the Index or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a rebalancing of the Index as addressed in the Index methodology. Tracking error may occur because of imperfect correlation between the Fund’s holdings of portfolio securities and those in the Index. The Fund’s use of a representative sampling approach, if used, could result in its holding a smaller number of securities than are in the Index. To the extent the assets in the Fund are smaller, these risks will be greater.
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 https://www.inspireetf.com. Read it carefully. The Inspire ETFs are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC.
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