BOSTON, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Shares ETF Investments expanded its suite of quality ETFs on March 22, 2017 with the launch of the O'Shares FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF (Ticker ONTL), an international large-cap ETF focused on higher quality dividend-paying companies with low volatility. The portfolio of ONTL owns over 460 international large-cap dividend stocks, with an average market cap of $16.9 billion. Stocks in the portfolio were selected for Quality, Low Volatility, Yield and Diversification, based on an index developed for O'Shares ETF Investments by FTSE Russell, a global leader in index strategies.
Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Shares ETF and well-known investor on ABC's Shark Tank and contributor on CNBC, commented, "As an investor, I want to reduce risk. I want a diversified equity portfolio of the highest quality companies in the world. To achieve true diversification, my portfolio needs to be diversified by sector, geography, and currency. ONTL helps me accomplish this objective."
Connor O'Brien, CEO of O'Shares ETF, added, "Conservative investors can benefit from the global diversification of an international ETF, potentially reducing the overall risk of their equity portfolios. In our view, ONTL provides conservative, long term investors with a vehicle to invest in a diversified portfolio of the highest quality companies outside of the U.S."
For additional information on O'Shares ETF Investments and the O'Shares FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF (Ticker ONTL) please visit oshares.com/ontl
O'Shares ETF Investments
O'Shares provides ETFs for conservative long-term wealth management, using FTSE Russell Quality/Volatility/Yield rules-based indexes across the family of O'Shares ETFs investing in equities, across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. O'Shares ETFs are designed to be core investment holdings providing cost-efficient long-term investment performance, with less risk and more yield, by holding portfolios of large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap companies that meet financial criteria for quality, low volatility and yield. oshares.com
FTSE Developed ex US Qual/Vol/Yield 5% Capped Factor Index
The FTSE Developed ex US Qual/Vol/Yield Factor 5% Capped Index is designed to reflect the performance of high quality developed market ex US Large and Mid Cap equities exhibiting low volatility and high dividend yields. Quality is measured by profitability and leverage. Constituents are selected and weighted based on Quality, Volatility and Yield characteristics.
FTSE Russell is a global leader in index benchmarking and analytics, positioned to develop and offer indexing solutions for investors worldwide. Leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks use FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, institutional separate accounts and index-based derivatives. FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. ftserussell.com.
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Concentration in a particular industry or sector will subject the Fund to loss due to adverse occurrences that may affect that industry or sector. The Fund may use derivatives which may involve risks different from, or greater than, those associated with more traditional investments. The Fund's emphasis on dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform the market. Also, a company may reduce or eliminate its dividend after a Fund's purchase of such a company's securities. Returns on investments in foreign securities could be more volatile than, or trail the returns on, investments in U.S. securities. Exposures to foreign securities entail special risks, including political, diplomatic, economic, foreign market and trading risks. In addition, unless perfectly hedged, the Fund's investments in securities denominated in other currencies could decline due to changes in local currency relative to the value of the U.S. dollar, which may affect the Fund's returns. The Fund's hedging strategies may not be successful, and even if they are successful, the Fund's exposure to foreign currency fluctuations is not expected to be fully hedged at all times. See the prospectus for specific risks regarding the Fund.
Returns on investments in foreign securities could be more volatile than, or trail the returns on, investments in U.S. securities. Exposures to foreign securities entail special risks, including political, diplomatic, economic, foreign market and trading risks. In addition, unless perfectly hedged, the Fund's investments in securities denominated in other currencies could decline due to changes in local currency relative to the value of the U.S. dollar, which may affect the Fund's returns.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), are not individually redeemable, and owners of the Shares may acquire those Shares from the Funds and tender those Shares for redemption to the Funds in Creation Unit aggregations only, consisting of 50,000 Shares. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
O'Shares Investments Funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC. Foreside Fund Services, LLC is not affiliated with O'Shares Investments or any of its affiliates.
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