Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Oct 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Alternatives / Multi-Asset

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Inspire Investing has reported that its family of biblically responsible ETFs has passed $100 million in assets under management (AUM) just eight months after launching in February this year. The range includes two equity ETFs and one fixed income ETF that invest in the securities of companies that are aligned with biblical values.

Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

The largest of Inspire’s ETFs is the Inspire Global Hope ETF, which has $52 million in assets.

Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire, commented: “We are humbled by the outpouring of support from Christian investors around the globe who have made the decision to glorify God with their finances by joining Inspire in the biblically responsible investing movement. Wall Street is taking notice that there are millions of Christian investors who want to align their faith with their investments, and it is inspiring transformation.”

The ETFs currently offered by Inspire are the Inspire Global Hope ETF (NYSE Arca: BLES), the Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF (NYSE Arca: ISMD) and the Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE Arca: IBD).

The ETFs track indices that use a rules-based methodology to identify the most inspiring, biblically aligned companies in the world – ‘companies that are a blessing to their customers, communities, workforce and the world’. The indices automatically exclude companies with involvement in abortion, pornography, human rights violation, LGBT activism, anti-family entertainment, alcohol, tobacco and gambling.

Bloomberg’s chief ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas, called this AUM growth an “amazing feat” for an independent, specialty ETF provider.

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