July 9, 2021
Eric Smyth

Inspire International ESG ETF (NYSE: WWJD) Breaks $100 Million AUM with Inflows and Benchmark Beating Performance

The biblically responsible Inspire International ESG ETF (NYSE: WWJD) surpassed the $100 million AUM mark in under 2 years of trading. WWJD’s assets under management has increased 49.2% since the beginning of 2021 (as of 6/30/2021), while outperforming its benchmark...

Boise, ID, July 9, 2021 – The biblically responsible Inspire International ESG ETF (NYSE: WWJD) surpassed the $100 million AUM mark in under 2 years of trading. WWJD’s assets under management has increased 49.2% since the beginning of 2021 (as of 6/30/2021), while outperforming its benchmark across all timeframes shown below.

Since its inception on September 30th, 2019 through June 30, 2021, the Inspire International ESG ETF (NYSE: WWJD) delivered annualized returns of 23.21% on market price and 23.08% on the NAV (net asset value), compared to its benchmark S&P International 700 return of 17.61% over the same time period. The complete standardized returns table as of the most recent quarter end is below.

“We are thrilled with the growth and performance of WWJD, strengthening our belief that good values and good returns are not mutually exclusive,” said Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly. “God is doing amazing things in the financial industry, and He is just getting started.”
Performance As of Most Recent Quarter End (6/30/21)
(Returns greater than 1 year are annualized. Data from Bloomberg and ETF Logic.) 3M 6 M 1 YR YTD Since INception
(9/30/19-6/30/21)
Inspire International ESG ETF – NAV1 8.04% 13.21% 51.54% 14.08% 23.08%
Inspire International ESG ETF - Market Price2 7.56% 13.91% 50.79% 14.60% 23.21%
S&P International 700 TR Index 5.83% 9.91% 36.41% 9.91% 17.61%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance data current to the most recent month end, please call 877.658.9473. The  S&P  International  700  measures  the  non U.S.  component  of  the  global  equity  market  through  an  index  that  is  designed  to  be  highly  liquid  and  efficient  to  replicate.

1. Inspire Funds are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

2. Market Price returns are based upon the official closing price on the listing exchange (NYSE ARCA) at 4:00 p.m. ET when NAV is normally determined for most Inspire Funds, and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

About WWJD

With an expense ratio of 0.80%, the Inspire International ESG ETF (NYSE: WWJD) is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance)3 ETF comprised of 150 biblically aligned large cap companies outside of the United States, as measured by Inspire’s revolutionary Inspire Impact Score methodology, which measures a company’s positive impact on the world. WWJD is equally weighted, rebalanced quarterly, and reconstituted annually, requiring constituents to have a minimum $5B market cap or higher and be domiciled outside the US.

For more information on the Inspire International ESG ETF, visit www.inspireetf.com/wwjd.

About Inspire Investing

Inspire Investing is a leading provider of biblically responsible, faith-based ESG investments and creator of the globally recognized Inspire Impact Score™ which is used by investors around the world to measure the biblical alignment of their investments according to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) principles.

Inspire is recognized in the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies and The Financial Times “Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021”. Inspire’s Discretionary Assets Under Management (AUM) has grown another 29% so far this year, bringing total assets to $1.69 billion as of June 30, 2021.

Inspire also donates 50% or more of their own corporate profits to support impactful ministry projects around the globe through its Give50 Program. Most recently Inspire adopted a village in the coffee farming mountains of Guatemala to completely transform the lives of the those living in that impoverished village. Thanks to investors, advisors and institutions using Inspire products, the village now has a church building, a clean water well, and improved education facilities. Up next on the list is a fully functional medical clinic, child sponsorships, and Bible distribution. To learn more about the Give50 program, please visit www.inspireinvesting.com/impact.

Visit www.inspireinvesting.com/to learn more about Inspire’s biblically responsible investment products and inspiring impact projects.

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Eric Smyth
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3. Environmental criteria considers how a company performs as a steward of nature. Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.

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.

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.

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.

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.inspireetf.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 upon the official closing price on the listing exchange (NYSE ARCA) at 4:00 p.m. ET when NAV is normally determined for most Inspire Funds, and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

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: 3597 E Monarch Sky Ln, Suite 330 Meridian, ID 83646; Phone: (877)658-9473; Email: admin@inspireinvesting.com 

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