The Innovation α® United States ETF

About INAU

  • Gain exposure to large- and mid-cap companies in the United States whose valuable innovations and intangible assets offer a competitive advantage.
  • The index that INAU seeks to track is powered by Innovation α®—the same algorithm behind the CNBC IQ 100—which is designed to measure the relative competitive value of intellectual property and intangible assets.

INAU’s index seeks to provide exposure to companies that have a market advantage based on their ability to invest in, control, and deploy intellectual property. Companies similar to those in the the Russell 1000 Index universe are selected using a proprietary unstructured data analysis algorithm derived from Dr. David Martin’s patented methodology to establish intangible asset quality and market fitness. The underlying principle of the strategy is to select those companies optimized for marginal revenue control through high-quality intangible assets.

The Russell 1000 Index is a market capitalization-weighted index that seeks to track the 1000 highest-ranking stocks within the Russell 3000 Index.

The Russell 3000 Index is a market capitalization-weighted index that seeks to provide exposure to the entire U.S. stock market.

Powered by Innovation α®

M•CAM® has measured the “creditworthiness” of Intellectual Property (IP) and Intangible Assets (IA) for nearly two decades through numerous boom and bust cycles. Simply put, this means that we examine the actual assets – contracts, patents, licenses, copyrights, designs, trademarks, permits, etc. – held by firms; compare them qualitatively to the equivalent rights held by other firms; and, characterize the economic consequence of these assets on the underlying enterprise. To do this, we maintain a proprietary repository of state-granted rights from over 160 countries representing, in some instances, over 200 years of historical data. Using our internationally recognized, unrivaled unstructured text linguistic genomic algorithms, we measure the quality of these rights and associate them with business transactions reported in financial statements, contracts, bid proposals, trade records and other publicly available (but hard to find) data.

Fund Summary

INAU Prices

as of 12/09/2019
Net Assets as of 12/09/2019 $1.43m
NAV $28.60
NAV Price Change $-0.11
Shares Outstanding 50,000
Premium/discount % 0.03%
Closing Price $28.61

IOPV, or indicative Optimized Portfolio Value, is a calculation disseminated by the stock exchange that approximates the Fund's NAV every fifteen seconds throughout the trading day.

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Quarter End Returns

as of 9/30/2019
  Quarter 1 Year 3 Year Since Inception
Fund NAV 4.15% xx.xx% xx.xx% 6.25%
Market Price 4.44% xx.xx% xx.xx% 5.91%
Innovation α® United States Index 4.44% xx.xx% xx.xx% 6.64%
S&P 500 Index xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx%

Expense ratio: 0.81%

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance current to the most recent month-end can be obtained by calling +1 434 979 7240.

Short term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund's future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns.

Distribution Detail

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Growth Of $10,000

Data from 06/04/2019 to 10/31/2019

The Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the fund and index. Assumes reinvestment of dividends ond capital gains. Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. Index performance is not illustrative of fund performance. One cannot invest directly in an index.

Top 10 Holdings

Percentage Of Net Assets Name Identifier Shares Held Market Value
5.25% PROCTER & GAMBLE CO PG 601 75,046.87
3.76% FISERV INC FISV 469 53,817.75
3.57% MEDTRONIC PLC MDT 459 51,008.67
3.15% AT&T INC T 1,183 45,001.32
2.46% APPLE INC AAPL 132 35,233.44
2.22% GENWORTH FINL INC GNW 7,635 31,761.60
1.96% LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMT 73 27,983.82

Data as of 12/10/2019. Holdings are subject to change.

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