Inspire’s Biblical Bond ETF Named Finalist for Awards

Just released by, Inspire’s Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) has been named as a finalist in the “Thematic ETF of the Year – 2018” category for the 2018 Awards.
Feb 14, 2019
Eric Smyth

San Jose, Calif., February 14, 2019 – Just released by, Inspire’s Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) has been named as a finalist in the “Thematic ETF of the Year – 2018” category for the 2018 Awards.

Here is what Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly, had to say about the fund being an award finalist:

“We are truly honored that Inspire has been nominated as a finalist for these prestigious awards two years in a row. Every recognition like this validates the growth of the biblically responsible investing movement, including in the fixed income space. We’re excited that IBD is providing value to investors across the globe.”

About Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD)

Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) bond ETF that seeks to deliver quality performance characteristics while also creating meaningful impact in the lives of people across the globe. This fund seeks to replicate investment results that generally correspond to the performance of the Inspire Corporate Bond Impact Index.

Inspire ringing New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

IBD invests in higher credit quality, investment grade fixed income securities of some of the most inspiring, biblically aligned large companies in the United States, as measured by the companies’ Inspire Impact Score. The Inspire Impact Score is Inspire’s proprietary methodology of identifying alignment with positive, biblical values across environmental, social and governance categories.

The Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD) is the largest ESG themed fixed income ETF currently on the US market, beating out such industry giants as iShares, Nuveen, and VanEck. IBD currently has assets of $66.10M.

About Awards

The Awards, presented by and Inside ETFs, are the most widely recognized and respected awards for the exchange traded fund industry.

To be recognized as a finalist, investment firms must be selected by the Awards Nominating Committee comprised of senior leaders at, Inside ETFs and FactSet.

Only five finalists made it through to a nomination in the “Thematic ETF of the Year” category, including funds from Invesco, Amplify, VanEck, EventShares and Inspire Investing. The winners in each category are being announced at an exclusive gala dinner on March 28 at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 in New York.

The Awards Selection Committee who will choose the winners for this year’s awards are:

Kim Arthur, Main Management

Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg Intelligence

Ben Blaisdell, US Trust

Rob Glownia, RiverFront

Tom Lydon, ETFtrends

Phil Mackintosh, Virtu

Tyler Mordy, Forstrong Global Asset Management

Jason Nicastro, LPL Financial

Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA

Jim Wiandt, Industry Expert

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 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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