Russell Investments Files For Russell 1000 High Beta ETF (NYSE:HBTA)

Russell Investments has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “Russell 1000 High Beta ETF” (NYSE:HBTA). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the total return, before fees and expenses, of the Russell-Axioma U.S. Large Cap High Beta Index. No operating expenses were noted in the prospectus.

Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund

The Fund is an index-based exchange-traded fund that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the total return, before fees and expenses, of the Russell-Axioma U.S. Large Cap High Beta Index the (the “Index”). RIMCo uses a “passive” or indexing approach to try to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not try to “beat” the Index it tracks and does not seek temporary defensive positions when markets decline or appear overvalued.

The Fund’s investment adviser, Russell Investment Management Company (“RIMCo”), using a replication strategy, generally invests in all of the stocks comprising the Index in proportion to their weightings in the Index. However, under various circumstances, it may not be possible or practicable to purchase all of those stocks in those weightings. In those circumstances, the Fund may purchase a sample of stocks in the Index. There may also be instances in which RIMCo may choose to overweight another stock in the Index, purchase securities not in the Index which RIMCo believes are appropriate to substitute for certain securities in the Index or utilize various combinations of other available investment techniques, in seeking to track the Index. The Fund may sell stocks that are represented in the Index in anticipation of their removal from the Index or purchase stocks not represented in the Index in anticipation of their addition to the Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index.

The Index is sponsored by Frank Russell Company (“Russell” or the “Index Provider”), an affiliate of the Fund and RIMCo. The Index Provider determines the composition and relative weightings of the securities in the Index and publishes information regarding the market value of the Index. The Index is reconstituted monthly. Additional information regarding the Index Provider is provided in the “Index Provider” section of the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.

Tracking Error. An index is a theoretical financial calculation while the Fund is an actual investment portfolio. The performance of the Fund and its Index may vary due to differences in security holdings between the Fund and its Index, cash and dividend accruals, transaction costs, foreign currency valuation, asset valuations, corporate actions (such as mergers and spin-offs), timing variances, and differences between the Fund’s portfolio and the Index resulting from legal restrictions (such as diversification requirements) that apply to the Fund but not to the Index. “Tracking error” is the difference between the performance (return) of the Fund’s portfolio and that of its Index.

Industry Concentration Policy. The Fund will concentrate its investments (i.e., hold 25% or more of its total assets) in a particular industry or group of industries to approximately the same extent that its Index is concentrated. For purposes of this policy, securities of the U.S. government (including its agencies and instrumentalities) and repurchase agreements collateralized by U.S. government securities are not considered to be issued by members of any industry.

Turnover. The Fund may experience a high level of turnover defined as one-way turnover in excess of 100% per annum. Turnover may be heightened during periods of increased market volatility. In managing the Fund using a passive or indexing approach, RIMCo will approximate the turnover of the Index.

For the full prospectus click: HERE

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