Inspire 100 ETF [NYSE: BIBL] Earns MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score that Ranks in the Top 20% Amongst Peers

San Jose, Calif., July 30, 2019 –Inspire Investing’s US Large Cap fund, Inspire 100 ETF [NYSE: BIBL], receives a MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score of 6.3 out of 10, ranking BIBL in the top 20% amongst other funds in its peer group.

The MSCI ESG Quality Score analyzes thousands of data points across 37 ESG key issues, focusing on the intersection between a company’s core business and the industry issues that can create significant risks and opportunities for the company. The measure assesses funds on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 reflecting underlying holdings that rank best-in-class globally based on their exposure to—and management of—ESG risks and opportunities, while a score of 0 reflects holdings that generally rank worst in class globally based on their exposure to similar factors. The score focuses on the ESG quality of a fund’s holdings; not the extent to which an asset manager incorporates ESG into its investment process.

Here is what Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly, had to say about BIBL receiving this badge from MSCI:

“We are truly humbled with the MSCI ESG Quality Score received by our large cap fund. Every recognition like this continues to prove that biblically responsible investing is a valid ESG investment approach.”

Laura Nishikawa, head of fixed income ESG research at MSCI, says

“The ESG Quality Score establishes a framework for ESG transparency at the fund level. We offer [investors] the tools to report the ESG characteristics of their funds, including the underlying data as well as the quality score. The whole point is transparency.”

About Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE: BIBL)

Inspire 100 ETF is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) US large cap 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 100 Index.

BIBL invests in some of the most inspiring, biblically aligned large cap ($20B+ market cap) 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.

BIBL is market cap weighted and has $61.6 million assets under management (AUM) as of July 16th, 2019.

For more information on the Inspire 100 ETF [NYSE: BIBL], including performance, fact sheets, prospectus and other information, visit www.inspireETF.com.

Rapid Growth

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.

BIBL has grown rapidly along with Inspire’s other biblically responsible ETFs, helping Inspire gain recognition as the #8 fastest growing registered investment advisor (RIA) firm in the nation in 2018, according to Financial Advisor Magazine’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing RIAs[CW1] ” annual report.

All four of Inspire’s ETFs total over $418.9M AUM as of July 16th, 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.

For additional information regarding the MSCI ESG ratings, please visit, www.msci.com/esg-ratings.

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.

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 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. 3562-NLD-7/30/2019

 

 

Inspire Biblical Bond ETF is the First Fixed Income ETF to break $100 million AUM

Inspire’s Biblical Bond ETF Is The First ESG Fixed Income ETF To Break $100 Million AUM

San Jose, Calif., May 15, 2019 – Inspire Investing’s biblical bond ETF, Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF [NYSE: IBD], recently surpassed the $100 million assets under management (AUM) mark in under 2 years of trading. IBD is the first ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) fixed income ETF to break the $100 million AUM mark, beating out such industry giants as iShares, Nuveen, and VanEck. IBD currently has assets of $105M.

This comes just two short months after Inspire’s Global Hope ETF [NYSE: BLES] broke $100 million AUM. BLES has continued its rapid growth and currently holds $145.8 million AUM, as of May 10th.

Here is what Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly, had to say about the fund’s asset growth:

“We are incredibly humbled to be the first ESG fixed income ETF ever to break $100 million in AUM. Being a biblically responsible fund, this milestone brings even more credibility to the biblically responsible investing movement. Wall Street is starting to notice that there are millions of Christian investors who want to glorify God with their finances, and it is inspiring transformation!”

The Inspire Corporate Bond ETF was also named as a finalist in the “Thematic ETF of the Year – 2018” category for the 2018 ETF.com Awards earlier this year.

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.

For more information on the Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF [NYSE: IBD], including performance, fact sheets, prospectus and other information, visit http://www.inspireETF.com.

Rapid Growth

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.

IBD 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 $392.9M AUM as of May 10th, 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.

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 tradable 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 https://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. 3374-NLD-5/14/2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Inspire’s Biblical ETFs Have Largest Volume Day On Record

Inspire’s Biblical ETFs Have Largest Volume Day On Record

San Jose, Calif., March 20, 2019 – The Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES), Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF (NYSE: ISMD), and Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) all had record trading volume on March 12th, 2019.

BLES recorded 1.13 million shares traded, ISMD recorded 952,400 shares traded, and IBD recorded 978,200 shares traded. This buying volume represented roughly $80M in net new assets and propelled Inspire’s total assets under management (AUM) to $361M as of March 14th.

This influx of volume came from Ambassador Advisors, an independent Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm that decided to transition their entire $520M firm into biblically responsible investments.

“The biblically responsible investing (BRI) movement is continuing to gather momentum,” says Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire, “It is exciting to see a sophisticated, half-billion dollar AUM firm making the decision to go all in with BRI. I believe we will see many more firms make decisions like this in the coming years. This is only the beginning.”

Ambassador Advisors is a financial planning and money management firm based out of Lancaster, PA that exists to support and promote biblical stewardship through financial planning, estate strategies, and money management services for non-profits, charities, individual donors and investors.

Here is what Ambassador Advisors’ Chief Investment Officer, Christopher Coolidge, CFA®, had to say about the transition,

“We believe you shouldn’t have to compromise performance to live your values. There’s more to making money than just making money. Biblically-responsible investing allows Christians to apply their stewardship and the belief that all money is God’s money, not only for budgeting and giving purposes, but all the way through investing and legacy planning.”

All Inspire ETFs seek to invest in the most inspiring, biblically aligned companies in the world, as measured by Inspire’s revolutionary Inspire Impact Score methodology, which measures a company’s alignment with biblical values and positive impact on the world.

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. This fund seeks to replicate investment results that generally correspond to the performance of the Inspire Global Hope Large Cap Equal Weight Index.

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 Impact Score methodology. 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 $136.8M as of March 14th, 2019.

About Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF (NYSE: ISMD)

The Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF is comprised of the 500 most inspiring, biblically aligned US small and mid-cap stocks from a diverse array of sectors, as measured by their Inspire Impact Scores. The fund is comprised of 50% U.S. mid cap companies with market cap between $2B-3.5B, and 50% U.S. small cap companies with market cap between $1B-2B. ISMD seeks to replicate investment results that generally correspond to the performance of the Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact Equal Weight Index.

ISMD currently has total net assets over $79.2M as of March 14th, 2019.

About Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD)

The Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF is the largest ESG themed fixed income ETF currently on the US market, beating out such industry giants as iShares, Nuveen, and VanEck.

IBD invests in 250 investment grade, intermediate term corporate bonds issued by some of the most inspiring large cap “blue chip” companies in the United States, as determined by Inspire’s revolutionary Inspire Impact Score methodology. Inspire defines “large cap” as a market capitalization of $5B or greater and “investment grade” as BBB-/Baa3 or higher.

This fund seeks to replicate investment results that generally correspond to the performance of the Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Equal Weight Index.

IBD currently has assets of $94.1M as of March 14th, 2019.

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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 http://www.inspireetf.com.  Read it carefully.  The Inspire ETFs are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. 3227-NLD-3/27/2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Inspire’s Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES) Breaks $100 Million AUM In Under Two Years

Inspire’s Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES) Breaks $100 Million AUM In Under Two Years

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/.

Rapid Growth

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. 

Inspire and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated. 3188-NLD-3/5/2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Inspire Investing nominated for the 2018 "Thematic ETF of the Year" ETF.com Award

Inspire’s Biblical Bond ETF Named Finalist for ETF.com Awards

San Jose, Calif., February 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.

Inspire ringing New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

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 US market, beating out such industry giants as iShares, Nuveen, and VanEck. IBD currently has assets of $66.10M.

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% 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.

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 tradable 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 https://www.inspireetf.com.  Read it carefully.  The Inspire ETFs are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. 3150-NLD-2/13/2019

Inspire and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Inspire ETFs Earn Place With Multi-Billion Dollar Money Managers

Inspire ETFs Earn Place With Multi-Billion Dollar Money Managers

San Jose, Calif., August 14, 2017 – Inspire Investing is thrilled to make the cut with multi-billion dollar, money managers like Frontier Asset Management and Sawtooth Solutions. Other recent Inspire adopters include Howard Capital Management ($700 million AUM), Virtue Capital Management ($200 million AUM), and Creative Financial Designs ($900 million AUM).

Inspire Investing’s Global Hope Impact ETF (ticker: BLES) has been placed in Frontier Asset Management’s Christian Worldview Global Opportunities portfolio and Christian Worldview Growth & Income portfolio. Frontier is an award-winning money manager with $2.8 billion assets under management (AUM) that prides themselves on their four-step investment process designed to identify superior investment companies. Frontier was named the 2015 SMA strategist of the year by Investment Advisor magazine and Envestnet | PCM. This award highlights the managers disciplined investment management processes and other factors that help drive success. Frontier was named number one out of over 90 competing firms.

Robert Miller, Managing Principal at Frontier had this to say about the decision:

“Frontier Asset Management is excited for a new addition to our Christian Worldview strategies hire list of funds and ETFs. The Inspire Global Hope ETF increases our options of investments in the Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) channel to serve our clients desire for a strategy that is in line with their convictions. It also gives us exposure to both US and International large stocks, which is an asset class we have struggled to find good investments that also pass our Christian Worldview strategy screens. Since the ETF is replicating an index we are more comfortable adding the ETF to our strategies despite the fund being newer with a shorter track record.”

Sawtooth Solutions is a $5 billion dollar money manager that has added 6 of Inspire’s separately managed account strategies to create their biblical investing lineup. Sawtooth is a turnkey asset management platform enabling financial advisors to easily implement their wealth management offering while embedding the pillars of an institutional framework: definable and repeatable investment, sales, and operational processes.

Rich Conley, Executive Vice President at Sawtooth Solutions said “We are very pleased to be working with the team at Inspire and welcome them to the Sawtooth platform as an investment strategist. Inspire sharpens the focus for investors who are seeking an impact consistent with their core values and our goal is to facilitate broad access for wealth advisors wishing to use the Inspire strategies for their practices.”

Inspire Investing is a leading biblically responsible investing firm that specializes in low cost, high impact ETFs. The ETFs utilize the innovative Inspire Impact Score methodology, which measures a company’s positive impact on the world. The ETFs also provide a low cost, convenient, index-based way for investors to create a purposeful impact supporting Christian ministry with their investments.

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.

The Inspire ETFs are new with a limited history of operations for investors to evaluate.  There is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their objective, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.

ETF shares are not redeemable with the issuing fund other than in large Creation Unit aggregations.  Instead, investors must buy or sell ETF Shares in the secondary market with the assistance of a stockbroker.  In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling.  The Funds may focus their 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. 

The Funds are 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 Funds 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. 

Inspire and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated. 3218-NLD-3/15/2019

 

 

Inspire Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE: IBD)

Inspire Investing Launches First Faith-Based Bond ETF Ever Created

San Jose, Calif., July 11, 2017 – Today, Inspire Investing, a leading biblically responsible impact investment firm headquartered in the Silicon Valley, announced it is launching a fixed income ETF to complement the company’s first two exchange-traded funds, which will invest in the corporate bonds of companies aligned with biblical values, as well as support Christian ministry. The first two funds launched by Inspire Investing, Inspire Global Hope Large Cap ETF (NYSE: BLES) and Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF (NYSE: ISMD), began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on February 28, 2017.

The Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on July 11, 2017. The fund provides a low cost, convenient, index-based way for investors to create a purposeful impact by supporting causes such as clean water projects, Bible distribution, efforts to stop human trafficking, and humanitarian relief for refugees.

“There is extremely robust demand from investors and advisors who want to invest in what they believe in,” said Robert Netzly, President and CEO of Inspire Investing. “Following Inspire’s two highly successful fund launches earlier this year, our new fund IBD fills an important fixed income portion of portfolio options. Before today, there has never been a faith-based ETF in the bond sector, and we’re excited to have developed this choice for investors, advisors, institutions and other faith-based investors.”

The funds underlying Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Equal Weight Index is comprised of 250 investment grade short term and intermediate term corporate bonds issued by some of the most inspiring large cap “blue chip” companies in the U.S., as determined by Inspire’s innovative Inspire Impact Score methodology, which measures a company’s positive impact on the world. The index is equally weighted, rebalanced quarterly and calculated on a total return basis in U.S. dollars.

When constructing this ETF, the firm strived to mirror the characteristics regarding maturity, duration, coupon, and credit quality with the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index2 but is sourced from the firm’s proprietary Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Equal Weight Index and not the Barclays AGG Index so as to avoid investments in companies involved in immoral activities such as abortion, pornography, human trafficking and other issues of concern for faith-based investors. IBD provides morally-conscious investors the opportunity to replace core fixed income holdings with an impact focused, biblically aligned ETF with minimal change to the portfolio’s financial characteristics or investor experience. IBD is comprised of 100 percent U.S. investment grade corporate credit exposure. It is designed to be a “core fixed income” holding and to function as the workhorse of fixed income portfolios.

IBD is constructed via a cellular approach divided among four maturity tranches placing 25 issues in each tranche. Inspire Investing has carefully considered credit quality by selecting investment grade credit from among these maturity bands while giving priority to secured debt from among the capital structure. Liquidity is an important aspect of the selection process. Sector exposure was also considered, avoiding excessive weightings of interest rate sensitive categories such as real estate investment trusts and financial companies.

For more information on Inspire Investing, please visit www.inspireinvesting.com.

For media inquiries or interview requests, contact inspire@inspireinvesting.com.

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.

The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based flagship benchmark that measures the investment grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The index includes Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS (agency and non-agency).

The Inspire ETFs are new with a limited history of operations for investors to evaluate. There is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their objective, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.

Fixed income securities value 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. ETF shares are not redeemable with the issuing fund other than in large Creation Unit aggregations. Instead, investors must buy or sell ETF Shares in the secondary market with the assistance of a stockbroker. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receiving less than net asset value when selling. The Funds may focus their 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 on a particular industry. 

The Funds are 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 Funds 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. 

Inspire and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated. 3217-NLD-3/15/2019