Avantis Investors launches suite of low-cost ETFs

Avantis Investors has launched its five inaugural low-cost, broadly diversified exchange traded funds (ETFs): Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF (AVDV), Avantis International Equity ETF (AVDE), Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF (AVEM), Avantis US Equity ETF (AVUS) and Avantis US Small Cap Value ETF (AVUV).

All five funds are listed on the NYSE ARCA.
 
"While we know investors have a lot of choices available to them in the marketplace, we believe there is still considerable demand for broadly diversified solutions that seek low rebalancing costs, capital gains and fees," says Avantis Investors Chief Investment Officer Eduardo Repetto, PhD. "We are excited to speak with clients about these capabilities and learn what else we can do to help them meet their financial goals."
 
Avantis Investors' ETFs share a common approach built upon an academically-supported, market-tested framework that aims to identify securities with higher expected returns1 based on their current market prices and other company financial information. As part of its portfolio management and trading processes, the team analyzes whether the perceived benefits of a trade overcome its associated costs and risk. This approach aims to harness return premiums while seeking to control implementation costs and mitigate portfolio risk to generate enhanced returns over time. The term "Avantis" is a derivative of the Italian word for "going forward" and evokes the forward-looking and sophisticated methodology utilized by the new solutions.
 
Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF (AVDV) primarily invests in a broad group of non-US small cap value companies believed to have higher expected returns across developed market countries, sectors and industries. The portfolio is designed to help investors achieve higher expected returns by investing in non-US developed small cap companies believed to be trading at low valuations and with higher profitability ratios, seeking broad diversification across companies, industrial sectors and countries in order to mitigate concentration risk.
 
Avantis International Equity ETF (AVDE) primarily invests in a diverse group of companies of all market capitalisations, across non-US developed market countries, sectors and industries, emphasising investment in companies believed to have higher expected returns. The portfolio is designed to help investors achieve higher expected returns and broad diversification by investing in a broad set of large, mid and small capitalisation companies across non-US developed countries. To increase expected returns, the strategy deviates from market capitalisation weights by overweighting securities trading at lower valuations and with higher profitability ratios.
 
Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF (AVEM) primarily invests in a diverse group of companies of all market capitalisations, across emerging market countries, sectors and industries, emphasising investment in companies believed to have higher expected returns. The portfolio is designed to help investors achieve higher expected returns and broad diversification by investing in a broad set of large, mid and small capitalisation companies across emerging market countries. To increase expected returns, the strategy deviates from market capitalisation weights by overweighting securities believed to be trading at lower valuations and with higher profitability ratios.
 
Avantis US Equity ETF (AVUS) invests primarily in a diverse group of US companies of all market capitalisations, across sectors and industries, emphasising investment in companies believed to have higher expected returns. The portfolio is designed to help investors achieve higher expected returns and broad diversification by investing in a broad set of US large, mid and small capitalisation companies. To increase expected returns, the strategy deviates from market capitalisation weights by overweighting securities believed to be trading at lower valuations and with higher profitability ratios.
 
Avantis US Small Cap Value ETF (AVUV) primarily invests in a broad group of US small cap value companies believed to have higher expected returns across sectors and industries. The portfolio is designed to help investors achieve higher expected returns by investing in US small cap companies believed to be trading at low valuations and with higher profitability ratios, seeking broad diversification across companies and industrial sectors in order to mitigate concentration risk.