Inspire’s Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES) Breaks $100 Million AUM In Under Two Years

Inspire Investing’s biblically responsible ETF, Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES), recently surpassed the $100 million AUM mark in under 2 years of trading.
Mar 6, 2019
Eric Smyth

San Jose, Calif., March 06, 2019 — Inspire Investing’s biblically responsible ETF, Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES), recently surpassed the $100 million AUM mark in under 2 years of trading. This comes despite a controversial launch on the New York Stock Exchange back on February 28th, 2017 when media outlets attacked the biblical values that Inspire and other biblically responsible investment managers advocate for.

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.

Here is what Inspire CEO, Robert Netzly, had to say about the fund’s asset growth:

“When we launched BLES, there was skepticism from the industry and the media that an ETF managed according to biblical principles would gather much, if any, assets. We are incredibly humbled at the outcry of support from investors across the globe that are choosing to align their investments with their faith. This movement is just getting started!”

About Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE: BLES)

Inspire Global Hope ETF is a faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) global equity ETF that seeks to deliver quality performance characteristics while also creating meaningful impact in the lives of people across the globe.

BLES invests on a global scale, searching out inspiring, biblically aligned large companies (with a $5B+ market cap) from both the U.S. and around the world, as determined by Inspire’s revolutionary Inspire Impact Score methodology. This methodology measures a company’s positive impact on the world. BLES targets a geographic composition of 50% United States, 40% developed international and 10% emerging markets. The fund is equally-weighted, rebalanced quarterly and is designed as a core equity holding.

BLES was also nominated as a finalist for “Best New ESG ETF – 2017” in the ETF.com & Inside ETFs Industry Awards and currently has registered net assets over $106M as of February 26th, 2019.

For more information on the Inspire Global Hope ETF [NYSE: BLES], including performance, fact sheets, prospectus and other information, visit http://www.inspireETF.com/etf/inspire-global-hope-large-cap-etf/.

Rapid Growth

Despite the controversial launch, BLES has grown rapidly along with Inspire’s other biblically responsible ETFs, helping Inspire gain recognition as the #5 fastest growing registered investment advisor (RIA) firm in the nation in 2017, according to Financial Advisor Magazine’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing RIAs” annual report.

All four of Inspire’s ETFs total over $277M AUM as of February 26th, 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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