Charles Schwab Investment Management Announces Zero Capital Gains Distributions for Schwab ETFs for 10th Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM), an asset management arm of The Charles Schwab Corporation, announced today there will be no capital gains distributions for the 2019 tax year by any of the 25 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the Schwab ETF family. Since the inception of the very first Schwab ETFs 10 years ago, CSIM has paid zero capital gains on its entire ETF lineup. Schwab is the only ETF provider among the current top 10 to have never paid any ETF capital gainsi.

In early November, CSIM marked a decade since the launch of its first ETFs. Today CSIM is the fifth largest provider of ETFsii with more than $150 billion in assets as of September 30, 2019iii.

“Since their inception, Schwab ETFs have been a catalyst in helping to bring down fees dramatically across the ETF industry for the benefit of all investors,” said Jonathan de St. Paer, president of CSIM. “We understand both low fees and tax efficiency are important to investors. In addition to providing low-cost core building blocks for a portfolio, CSIM also works hard to create tax efficiency for investors with the Schwab ETFs. In a year when we’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary, this is icing on the cake.”

Schwab ETFs include both market-cap index ETFs and Fundamental Index® ETFs. For a complete list of the 25 Schwab ETFs, see here.

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All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year end. There is no guarantee that capital gains distributions will not be made in the future. Trading shares of the Funds will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. This material is not intended to be tax advice. The tax consequences vary by individual taxpayer. Please consult your tax professional or financial adviser for more information with regard to your specific situation.

Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs are not individually redeemable directly with the ETF. Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than the net asset value (NAV).

Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (CSIM), is the investment advisor for Schwab ETFs. Schwab ETFs are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). SIDCO is not affiliated with CSIM.

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i Source: Morningstar Direct as of 9/30/19; based on assets under management.

ii Source: Strategic Insight as of 9/30/19; based on assets under management.

iii Source: Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. as of 9/30/19.


Erin Montgomery
Charles Schwab
Phone: 212-403-9271

Release Summary

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) announced there will be no capital gains distributions for the 2019 tax year.


Erin Montgomery
Charles Schwab
Phone: 212-403-9271