Inspire Launches New Biblical ETF at Reduced Fee

At just 0.35% expense ratio, discounted by Inspire from a total expense of 0.61%, the Inspire 100 ETF [NYSE: BIBL] is Inspire’s lowest cost biblical ETF to date.
Oct 31, 2017
Robert Netzly

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 31, 2017 ( — Inspire Investing launches its lowest-cost biblically responsible exchange traded fund (ETF) today — their fourth in just eight months — building on the success of their previous biblical ETFs and continuing their aggressive effort to advance the biblically responsible investing (BRI) movement.

With an expense ratio of just 0.35%, reduced from the total expense of 0.61%1, the Inspire 100 ETF [NYSE: BIBL] is comprised of the 100 most inspiring, biblically aligned large companies in the United States, as calculated by the Inspire Impact Score methodology, which measures a company’s positive impact on the world. The Inspire 100 ETF requires constituents to have a minimum $20B market cap or higher and be domiciled in the United States. It is market cap weighted, rebalanced annually and meets biblically responsible investing standards, helping Christians align their investments with biblical values.

Raving Fans and Liberal Opposition

Inspire has made global headlines this year with the popularity of their three other biblically responsible investing funds: Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES), Inspire Small Mid Cap Impact ETF (NYSE: ISMD), and Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD). In just eight months, Inspire’s biblical ETFs have gained over $100 million in assets, raising eyebrows among the Wall Street establishment and mainstream media alike.

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. It has also raised the ire of secular left-wing activists, the company says, who cringe at Inspire’s mission to “inspire transformation for God’s glory throughout the world”.

“It is truly a blessing to see the transformation happen as Christian investors shift their money into biblically responsible investments,” comments Robert Netzly, Inspire’s CEO.

Giving Pledge

Inspire also donates 50% or more of the profits they earn from their management fees2 to Christian ministry each year, enhancing the impact that Christian investors can have by transferring their assets into Inspire’s biblically responsible investing ETFs.

“Thanks to our investors we have given money to build a clean water well in Nepal, send Bibles into North Korea, provide relief for Syrian refugees, help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and share the hope of the gospel with thousands,” says Netzly. “As more Christians join the biblically responsible investing movement, we are excited to see the impact we can all have together for God’s glory throughout the world.”

Inspire Investing is a leading biblically responsible investing firm that specializes in low cost, biblically responsible investing ETFs. They are headquartered in the Silicon Valley, 3,000 miles away from the Wall Street establishment. CEO Robert Netzly writes a popular blog at where he unleashes biblical truth on the subjects of investing, business and life.

Inspire ETFs can be purchased directly by opening an account online at, or bought using ticker symbols in an existing brokerage account just like a stock, or through a financial adviser. To download fact sheets with performance data, ticker symbols and other information, visit or call Inspire at 877-658-9473.

*Disclaimer: Investment advisory services offered through CWM Advisors, LLC dba Inspire, a registered investment adviser.

1The Fund’s adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or absorb expenses of the Fund, until at least March 31, 2018, to ensure that total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or reimbursement will not exceed 0.35% of the Fund subject to possible recoupment from the Fund. Inspire maximum Portfolio Management Fee: 0.65%. Industry average ETF expense ratio: 0.78%. Source: as of 06/23/17.

2Management fees include all fees from ETF advisory, sub-advisory, separately managed account management and all other sources of management fee income.

2The Fund’s adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or absorb expenses of the Fund, until at least March 31, 2021, to ensure that total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or reimbursement will not exceed 0.61% of the Fund subject to possible recoupment from the Fund. 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 Read it carefully. The Inspire ETFs are distributed by Foreside Financial Services LLC., Member FINRA / SIPC. 

Inspire and Foreside 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: 

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