San Jose, Calif., February 14, 2019 – Just released by ETF.com, 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 ETF.com 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.”
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.
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.
The ETF.com Awards, presented by ETF.com 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 ETF.com Awards Nominating Committee comprised of senior leaders at ETF.com, 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