Global Beta ETFs teams with Impact Partners and S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch two factor based ETFs

Global Beta ETFs is expanding its factor based suite of ETFs with the launch of the Global Beta Low Beta ETF (GBLO), and the Global Beta Momentum Growth ETF (GBGR) on the NYSE Arca. Both ETFs list with an annual net expense ratio of 29 basis points.

“We’re excited to introduce two new strategies today that help investors gain targeted factor exposure at a more attractive valuation relative to their peer group,” says Vince Lowry, CEO of Global Beta ETFs. “At this point in the equity cycle, we believe the easy money has been made, and that valuations of traditional broad-base, capitalisation-weighted index funds have become significantly stretched relative to their historic averages. Our research indicates that, across all relevant factors in the market, improving the price-to-sales ratio within a portfolio can significantly improve returns, and can provide investors an additional level of downside risk mitigation. Given the current market environment today, we believe valuation is more important than ever.”

The Global Beta Low Beta ETF (GBLO) seeks to track the performance (before fees and expenses) of the Global Beta Low Beta Factor Index. The index is composed of stocks from the S&P 500 index with the lowest beta relative to the S&P 500. GBLO is designed to provide exposure to domestic large cap names with the lowest systematic risk to the broad market. GBLO was developed with the goal to provide investors a low beta market exposure, at a better valuation than market capitalisation weighted indexes, and with an effort to provide robust mitigation of downside risk during periods of heightened market volatility.

The Global Beta Momentum-Growth ETF (GBGR) seeks to track the performance (before fees and expenses) of the Global Beta Momentum-Growth Factor Index. The index is composed of stocks from the S&P 500 index with the highest year-over-year sales growth. GBGR was developed with the aim to provide investors exposure to domestic large cap securities with the highest sales growth and momentum, at better valuations than market capitalisation weighted indexes.

“Global Beta ETFs has partnered exclusively with Impact Partners Consulting and Distribution to lead the sales and marketing efforts for our factor-based suite of ETFs,” continued Justin Lowry, CIO of Global Beta ETFs. 

“We are honoured that Global Beta ETFs has entrusted Impact Partners to spearhead their ETF marketing initiatives,” adds John Davenport, Partner with Impact Partners. "We have a great deal of respect for the work that Vince, Justin and their team have produced over the years, and firmly believe that the Global Beta suite of factor-based ETF strategies help solve many of the issues investors face in today’s challenging markets, offering advisors and their clients an important foundation for a well-designed portfolio.”