Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Fund Grows to Become Largest Socially Responsible Investing Fixed-Income ETF in the U.S

Inspire Investing continued their ascension in the investing industry with a big day of inflows on Tuesday, propelling their Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) to become the largest Socially Responsible-themed fixed-income ETF by assets under management, according to data from ETF.com.
Mar 19, 2018
Robert Netzly

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19, 2018 (Newswire.com) — Inspire Investing continued their ascension in the investing industry with a big day of inflows on Tuesday, propelling their Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) to become the largest Socially Responsible-themed fixed-income ETF by assets under management, according to data from ETF.com.

IBD ended the day with $46.59 million in assets under management.

“We are incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm from investors around the world. Many so-called experts were skeptical when we first launched our ETFs, but our investors have proven the skeptics wrong. We believe there is continued demand for index-based, biblically responsible investments. We’re just getting warmed up,” says Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing.

About Inspire Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE: IBD)

Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) is a biblically responsible alternative for investors seeking to make a positive impact with their investments without sacrificing quality investment management. With an expense ratio of 0.61 percent, the fund is designed to be a core fixed-income holding.

IBD is comprised of intermediate-term, investment-grade bonds issued by some of the most inspiring, biblically aligned companies in the United States as measured by their Inspire Impact Score. Historically, intermediate-term bonds have had less sensitivity to interest rates than longer-term bonds and may provide a better choice for investors in a rising interest rate environment.

Inspire ringing New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

Inspiring Fund Holdings

There are currently 193 holdings in the fund, including bonds from JM Smucker, Caterpillar, Lowe’s and AbbVie.

IBD’s holdings must pass a diligent selection process that seeks to identify companies that are operating as businesses of blessing to their customers, communities, workforce and the world. AbbVie, for example, is a world leader in developing cutting-edge cancer treatments, as well as helping those battling against HIV, hepatitis and other illnesses.

Inspiring Transformation Around The World

Not only does Inspire Investing seek to invest in the most inspiring companies in the world, but they also aim to be one of the most inspiring companies in the world. As such, Inspire donates 50 percent or more of their corporate profits to Christian ministry every year. Last year alone, Inspire provided clean water to impoverished villagers in Nepal, provided relief for Syrian refugees and Hurricane Harvey victims, sent Bibles into North Korea and shared the hope of Christ with thousands of youth in America.

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 of future results. 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. ‍ Investors cannot invest directly in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.

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There is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their objective, generate positive returns, or avoid losses. 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 www.inspireinvesting.com. Read it carefully. The Inspire ETFs are distributed by Foreside Financial Services LLC., Member FINRA / SIPC. 

Inspire and Foreside Financial Services LLC are not affiliated. 

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 NAV of the Fund’s shares is calculated each day the national securities exchanges are open for trading as of the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (the “NAV Calculation Time”). Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price) not NAV. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined). 

An active secondary market for the Fund’s shares may not exist. Although the Fund’s shares will be listed on an exchange, subject to notice of issuance, it is possible that an active trading market may not develop or be maintained. There is no guarantee that distributions will be paid. 

Investment advisory services offered through CWM Advisors, LLC dba Inspire, a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC. 

National Admin Office: 650 San Benito St, Ste. 130 Hollister, CA 95023; Phone: (877)658-9473; Email: admin@inspireinvesting.com 

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