Inspire Launches New International Biblical ETF [NYSE: WWJD]

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.
Oct 1, 2019
Eric Smyth

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/.

Rapid Growth

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.

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 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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