NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaurus Advisors, a US-based financial innovation and asset management company, announced that it has, with the assistance of Bank of America Mexico, cross-listed two exchange traded funds on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV); the Metaurus US Equity Cumulative Dividend Fund - Series 2027 (IDIV*: BMV) and the Metaurus US Equity Ex-Dividend Fund - Series 2027 (XDIV*: BMV).
These innovative ETFs, which may have interesting tax characteristics for some non-US investors, separate the S&P 500 Index into its two return “components”— a “Dividend Component” based on the dividend cash flow (IDIV*) and a “Price Component” based on the capital appreciation (XDIV*). By unbundling these two previously inseparable sources of equity returns, investors now have the ability to trade them independently of one another for the first time. They enable investors to better express preference between the dividend cash flow and price exposure of the S&P 500 Index by using these components in isolation, or, re-combining them in varying ratios to potentially introduce new risk and return profiles for their index exposure.
“We are excited to make these funds available in Mexico,” said Rick Sandulli, Co-CEO of Metaurus Advisors. “We think the tax characteristics will be of interest to those investors subject to dividend withholding tax. And, they offer an unparalleled ability for investors to customize their portfolio’s relative exposure to potential income versus capital appreciation.”
The Metaurus Cumulative Dividends Fund (IDIV*) represents the “Dividend Component” and is designed to provide returns generated by the dividend growth of the S&P 500 Index, without stock price risk, while making periodic payments that replicate the actual dividends paid. IDIV employs a passive strategy that seeks to track, before fees and expenses, the Solactive US Cumulative Dividends Index-Series 2027.
The Metaurus Ex-Dividend Fund (XDIV*) represents the “Price Component” and is the remaining exposure to the S&P 500 Index after the future dividends have been stripped out. This fund is designed to provide full price exposure to the S&P 500 Index at a capital investment that is reduced by the value of the stripped dividends. XDIV employs a passive strategy that seeks to track, before fees and expenses, the Solactive Ex-Dividend Index-Series 2027.
About Metaurus Advisors
Metaurus Advisors is an asset management company focused on innovation and dedicated to providing unique financial solutions to address today’s most pressing investment problems. Metaurus seeks to alter the investment landscape, both domestically and internationally, by providing the market with thoughtfully built financial tools, not generic products. Metaurus principals pioneered the Structured Notes platforms at Merrill Lynch (1990-1997), Morgan Stanley (1995-2005) and Wells Fargo (2005-2018).
Neither Metaurus Advisors LLC and its affiliates nor SEI and its affiliates provide tax advice. Please note that (i) any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained in this communication cannot be used by you for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties; (ii) this communication was written to support the promotion or marketing of the matters addressed herein: and (iii) you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.
The ETFs are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and are not afforded the protections of the 1940 Act.
This material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. Carefully consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Funds’ prospectus, which may be obtained by clicking on the Prospectus link or by calling 866.395.0079. 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. There is no guarantee that the funds will meet their investment objectives. The ETFs primarily invest in futures, which can be volatile. Even a small movement in market prices could cause large losses. There is no guarantee that distributions will be made.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the funds other than in large Creation Unit aggregations. Instead, investors must buy or sell shares of the funds in the secondary market with the assistance of a broker. As with all securities, buying and selling shares of the funds will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
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Funds distributed in the United States by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). SIDCO is not affiliated with Metaurus Advisors LLC or any of its affiliates.
Additional Information for Mexican Investors
The funds list and principally trade their shares on the NYSE-ARCA exchange, and have been cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.
None of the securities herein have been registered with the National Securities Registry (Registro Nacional de Valores) maintained by the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores). Securities not cross-listed on the nor registered with the National Securities Registry (Registro Nacional de Valores) may not be offered or sold publicly or otherwise be the subject of brokerage activities in Mexico, except pursuant to the private placement exemption set forth in article 8 of the Securities Market Law (Ley del Mercado de Valores), to institutional and qualified investors, as defined under Mexican law and rules thereunder.
The offering materials may not be publicly offered or distributed in Mexico.
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