BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, today launched a Supply Chain Logistics ETF (SUPL) designed to give investors access to companies involved in each point of the process that moves raw materials and goods around the world.
“The pandemic didn’t just highlight the crisis facing the global supply chain, it identified a ripe opportunity to invest in the companies striving to provide real solutions and embrace new technologies that may revolutionize global trade,” said Michael L. Sapir, ProShares founder and CEO. “SUPL may provide investors with exposure to the companies contributing to this long-term transformation.”
Tracking the FactSet Supply Chain Logistics Index, SUPL offers exposure to 40 shipping, railroad, air cargo, trucking, technology and brokerage companies that underpin the global supply chain. These companies represent established logistics leaders that have not only weathered the pressures of the pandemic but also are potentially poised to benefit from the rise of e-commerce, the regionalization of manufacturing, and the digitization of distribution and delivery networks.
SUPL joins the ProShares thematic funds lineup, complementing a group of funds that feature the application of technology and innovation to industrial processes, including the S&P Kensho Smart Factories ETF (MAKX), Nanotechnology ETF (TINY), S&P Kensho Cleantech ETF (CTEX) and Smart Materials ETF (TINT). In addition, ProShares launched the first bitcoin-linked ETF BITO, the Bitcoin Strategy ETF, in 2021, building on the firm’s long history of product innovation.
ProShares has been at the forefront of the ETF revolution since 2006. ProShares now offers one of the largest lineups of ETFs, with nearly $70 billion in assets. The company is a leader in strategies such as dividend growth, interest rate hedged bond, thematics and geared (leveraged and inverse) ETF investing. ProShares continues to innovate with products that provide strategic and tactical opportunities for investors to manage risk and enhance returns.
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Investments in supply chain logistics are subject to risks including legislative or regulatory changes; adverse market conditions; increased competition; changing technology; cyberattacks; sharp price movements; pandemics, natural disasters or other crises; border and import controls; increased demand; mobility restrictions; shortages of product and labor; dependence on intellectual property rights; research and development costs; and rapid product obsolescence. Global, regional or local events may materially disrupt or indefinitely impair the operations of these companies. The index theme may not be the primary driver of company, index or fund performance. Companies in the index may have significant unrelated business lines, which could have a significant negative impact on performance. There is no guarantee that the underlying companies will be successful.
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