San Jose, Calif., October 1, 2019 — Inspire Investing, a leading biblically responsible investing firm that specializes in index based, biblically responsible ETFs, has just launched the Inspire International ESG ETF trading under the ticker WWJD. This is Inspire’s 5th fund launch in 2 years, 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 0.80%, the Inspire International ESG ETF (NYSE: WWJD) is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) 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.
Here is what Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly, had to say about the new fund launch,
“The launch of the Inspire International ESG ETF helps bolster the current biblical ETF investment lineup by providing a way to invest in international companies without compromising on biblical values. We are incredibly humbled at the outcry of support from our investors and advisors that are choosing to align their investments with their faith. We are here to serve them and increasing the available investment options is one way we can do that.”
For more information on the Inspire International ESG ETF, visit www.inspireetf.com/etf/inspire-international-esg-etf/.
Inspire has made global headlines with the popularity of their four other biblically responsible investing funds: Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE:BIBL), Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES), Inspire Small Mid Cap Impact ETF (NYSE: ISMD), and Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD). In under 3 years, Inspire’s biblical ETFs have gained over $460 million in assets, raising eyebrows among the Wall Street establishment and mainstream media alike.
This growth has gained them recognition as #8 in percentage growth in assets from 2017-2018 out of 683 firms, according to Financial Advisor Magazine’s “RIA Survey and Ranking 2019” report dated, July 2019.
Inspire’s Discretionary Assets Under Management (AUM) has grown another 144% so far this year, bringing total assets to $613M as of September 13, 2019.