NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaurus Advisors LLC, a financial technology and innovation company, announces the launch of two new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for investors seeking either dividend cash flow or equity market growth, each with a passive, index-based strategy.
Not all investors have the same investment goals. Some prefer more cash flow through dividends while others prefer stock price appreciation. Index investors have never been able to separate the two from one another – until now.
Metaurus Advisors’ US Equity Cumulative Dividends Fund – Series 2027 (NYSE Arca: IDIV) provides income-oriented investors a low cost way to participate solely in the actual ordinary dividends of the companies in the S&P 500 Index® without exposure to the price movements in the constituent index stocks. The fund intends to pay monthly dividends through 2027 based on the actual ordinary dividends paid by companies in the index during the previous month.
Metaurus Advisors’ US Equity Ex-Dividend Fund – Series 2027 (NYSE Arca: XDIV) provides long-term growth-oriented investors a way to participate in the growth potential of the companies in the S&P 500 Index® at a reduced purchase price. XDIV does not use leverage. Instead, XDIV is designed to provide investors with full equity price exposure by being compensated up front at time of investment for the value of 10 years of projected dividends. Both funds are designed to liquidate in December 2027.
“We are pleased to welcome Metaurus Advisors to our growing community of the world’s most innovative ETF issuers, as they launch two new ETF strategies on NYSE Arca,” says Douglas Yones, NYSE’s Head of Exchange Traded Products. “We are committed to working with the industry to foster product development and provide even greater investor choice. Congratulations to the Metaurus team for their entry into the ETF marketplace.”
“We believe all investors should have choice,” says Richard Sandulli, Co-CEO of Metaurus Advisors LLC, the funds’ sponsor. “With IDIV and XDIV, investors and their advisors now have precise tools to balance current cash flow potential against their growth and risk tolerance, without sacrificing the diversification potential and low cost of index investing. These new ETFs are tools that can be used as standalone investments for dividend focused investors who don’t want equity price exposure, or for longer-term growth investors who seek potentially higher market returns. They can also be held in various combinations to achieve a proportional balance between cash flow and market exposure. This flexibility has not existed before due to the lack of available tools in the marketplace – until now. Here at Metaurus, we believe that thoughtful innovation is our differentiation.”
IDIV intends to employ a passive strategy designed to track the Solactive U.S. Cumulative Dividends Index – Series 2027®. This index is designed to track the current value of ordinary dividends expected to be paid on the S&P 500 Index® until December 2027.
XDIV intends to employ a passive strategy designed to track the Solactive U.S. Ex Dividends Index – Series 2027®. This index is designed to track the value of shares in the index less the current value of ordinary dividends expected to be paid on the S&P 500 Index® stocks until December 2027. IDIV intends to pay cash distributions monthly.
About Metaurus Advisors:
Metaurus Advisors LLC’s mission is to create unique financial solutions, not generic products, to answer today’s most pressing investment problems. We view the engineering of simple solutions to complex financial issues as the ultimate sophistication. Through the development of innovative tactical tools, we can provide investors with choice in how they manage their wealth. Metaurus is a financial technology company and ETF sponsor with offices in New York and New Jersey.
Investors should consider carefully information contained in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. You can obtain a prospectus by visiting Metaurus.com or calling 866-395-0079. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Nothing in this announcement should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any shares of the portfolio in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. This communication is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be interpreted as individualized investment, legal or tax advice. To obtain such advice, please consult with your investment, legal or tax professional.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Passive, index-based strategies, and diversification do not ensure a profit and do not protect against losses in declining markets. They also do not ensure better overall performance than other strategies, including, among others, active strategies.
The ETFs are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and are not afforded the protections of the 1940 Act.
There is no guarantee the ETFs will meet their investment objectives. The ETFs are speculative and have no performance history. They primarily invest in futures, which can be volatile. Even a small movement in market prices could cause large losses.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the ETFs other than in large Creation Unit aggregations. Instead, investors must buy or sell shares of an ETF in the secondary market with the assistance of a broker. As with all securities, buying and selling shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
There is no guarantee that distributions will be made.
Any forward-looking statements herein are based on the expectations of Metaurus, IDIV, and XDIV at this time. Whether or not actual results and developments will conform to Metaurus, IDIV, or XDIV’s expectations and predictions, however, is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the general economic, market and business conditions, changes in laws or regulations or other actions made by governmental authorities or regulatory bodies, and other world economic and political developments. Metaurus, IDIV, and XDIV undertake no duty to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Standard & Poor’s®, S&P®, and S&P 500 Index® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”). S&P and its respective affiliates do not make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).
XDIV and IDIV are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). SIDCO is not affiliated with Metaurus Advisors LLC or any of its affiliates.
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