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Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

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EBLU
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$48.7441 +0.14 +0.29%
primary theme
Natural Resources Industry Equity
EBLU (ETF)

Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$48.7441 +0.14 +0.29%
primary theme
Natural Resources Industry Equity
EBLU (ETF)

Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$48.7441 +0.14 +0.29%
primary theme
Natural Resources Industry Equity

Name

As of 05/20/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

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Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

EBLU | Active ETF

$48.74

$51.8 M

1.09%

$0.53

0.40%

Vitals

YTD Return

11.2%

1 yr return

23.7%

3 Yr Avg Return

4.7%

5 Yr Avg Return

12.9%

Net Assets

$51.8 M

Holdings in Top 10

58.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$48.6
$36.12
$48.95

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.40%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 05/20/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

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Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

EBLU | Active ETF

$48.74

$51.8 M

1.09%

$0.53

0.40%

EBLU - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 11.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 2.22%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency SemiAnnual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Ecofin
  • Inception Date
    Feb 14, 2017
  • Shares Outstanding
    1400000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Austin Wen

Fund Description

The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and employs a “passive management” – or indexing – investment approach designed to track the performance of the Underlying Index. The Underlying Index is a proprietary rules-based, modified market capitalization weighted, float adjusted index comprised of companies that are materially engaged in the water infrastructure or water management industries, and are listed and traded on global developed market exchanges. A list of developed market exchanges is below. The Underlying Index is comprised of companies operating in one of two primary water-related industries: water infrastructure or water equipment and/or services (the “Water Industries”). Water infrastructure companies are those whose principal business is providing public water distribution or supporting/enhancing water distribution infrastructure via engineering, construction and/or consulting. Water infrastructure is comprised of two sub-industries: utilities and engineering & construction. Water equipment and/or services companies are those whose principal business is producing water equipment, such as pipes, valves, pumps and water efficiency products, or providing water services, such as filtration, treatment, and testing of water. Water equipment and/or services companies often provide technologies or products that manage or facilitate the management of water distribution and usage, including the fields of water efficiency, water treatment, and irrigation. Water equipment and/or services is comprised of two sub-industries: pipes, pumps & valves and filtration, treatment & testing (together with utilities and engineering & construction, the “Water Sub-Industries”).
The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in the types of securities suggested by its name (i.e., Water Companies). A Water Company is a company that (i) derives at least 50% of revenues from the Water Industries; or (ii) derives at least 40% of its revenues from the Water Industries, is ranked in the top five companies by total revenue derived from any one of the Water Sub-Industries, and whose principal source of revenue comes from the Water Industries.
To be included in the Underlying Index, a company must be a Water Company that is listed on a developed country stock exchange. Tortoise Index Solutions, LLC, doing business as TIS Advisors (the “Adviser”), the Fund’s investment adviser, considers Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States to be developed countries. Under normal market conditions, the Fund anticipates investing at least 40% of its assets in companies organized in multiple countries outside of the United States, in companies whose principal listing exchange is outside the United States, or in companies doing a substantial amount of business outside the United States. The Underlying Index may include small and medium capitalization companies. Eligible constituents must also have a total equity market capitalization of at least $400 million for two consecutive quarters prior to the reference date at the time of inclusion in the Underlying Index. In order to remain in the Underlying Index, a company must maintain an average equity market capitalization of at least $300 million for a minimum of 20 trading days prior to the rebalance of the Underlying Index. In addition, eligible constituents must obtain a minimum liquidity turnover of 0.15 for two consecutive quarters prior to the reference date to be eligible to enter the Underlying Index. Current index components will be dropped from the Underlying Index if they fail to meet a minimum of 0.10 liquidity turnover for two consecutive quarters. Any constituent that does not meet at least a 0.05 liquidity turnover will be dropped from the Underlying Index without the two-quarter requirement. Liquidity turnover is calculated by dividing
a company’s three-month average daily trading volume in U.S. dollars by the company’s total U.S. dollar market cap at the end of the three-month period.
Lastly, eligible constituents must have a minimum Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Risk Rating as determined by the index committee that governs the Underlying Index (the “Index Committee”). The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowing for investment purposes, in companies that meet the required ESG Risk Rating criteria set forth by the Underlying Index methodology. ESG Risk Ratings are provided by Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research. The Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings measure the degree to which a company’s economic value is at risk driven by ESG factors or, more technically speaking, the magnitude of the company’s unmanaged ESG risks. Each company’s ESG Risk Rating is comprised of a quantitative score and a risk category (negligible, low, medium, high, severe). The quantitative score is measured on an open-ended scale starting at zero, with lower scores representing lower levels of unmanaged ESG risk. The ESG Risk Ratings are made up of three building blocks that include the foundational building block of Corporate Governance (a quality measure), a core building block focused on Material ESG Issues (including Human Capital, Occupational Health & Safety, and other industry specific issues); and a third building block considering Idiosyncratic Issues (which can be unpredictable or unexpected, industry-specific, event driven issues). The ESG Risk Ratings seek to incorporate the extent to which companies are exposed to material ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks.
The Underlying Index methodology currently requires that new additions to the Underlying Index be limited to companies with an ESG Risk Rating less than 30. Existing constituents must maintain a score less than 40 to remain in the Underlying Index.
The Underlying Index methodology provides that any existing constituent whose ESG Risk Rating is between 30 and 39.99 and does not improve for three consecutive quarters will be removed from the Underlying Index, and any constituent whose ESG Risk Rating increases to 40 or above will be removed at the next rebalance. Additionally, the Underlying Index methodology provides that current constituents will be dropped from the Underlying Index if they fail to meet a minimum of 0.10 liquidity turnover for two consecutive quarters. Any constituent that does not meet at least a 0.05 liquidity turnover will be dropped from the Underlying Index at the next rebalance. Companies that meet all other criteria but have not been rated by Sustainalytics may be included, but will be limited to 20% of the overall market capitalization of the Underlying Index.
The Underlying Index will include a minimum of 30 securities. Should the number of securities that meet the Underlying Index inclusion criteria fall below 30, the Underlying Index may include additional securities that have an ESG Risk Rating above the threshold for existing constituents or below the liquidity turnover threshold otherwise required for inclusion. This will ensure the Underlying Index remains investable and diversified. For the Underlying Index as a whole, no individual security may be more than 7.5% of the total float adjusted market cap of the Underlying Index as of the reference date. Should the weighting of any individual security be more than 7.5% of the total float adjusted Underlying Index market cap as of the reference date for the next rebalance, excess market cap will be distributed evenly to other constituents of the Underlying Index that do not currently exceed the 7.5% threshold. Additionally, only six securities may have a weight greater than 4% of the Underlying Index at the reference date. All remaining constituents of the Underlying Index will be capped at a maximum weight of 4%.
In seeking to achieve its objective as an index fund, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (excluding any collateral held from securities lending) in common stocks and American depository receipts (“ADRs”) of Water Companies that comprise the Underlying Index. ADRs are negotiable receipts issued by a U.S. bank or trust company that evidence ownership of securities in a foreign company which have been deposited with such bank or trust company’s office or agent in a foreign country. The Fund may also invest in Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”), European Depositary Receipts (“EDRs”), and International Depositary Receipts (“IDRs”) (collectively, with ADRs, “Depositary Receipts”). Under normal conditions, the Fund generally will invest in substantially all of the securities that comprise the Underlying Index in proportion to their weightings in the Underlying Index; however, under various circumstances, it may not be possible or practicable to purchase all of the securities in the Underlying Index in those weightings. In those circumstances, the Fund may purchase a sample of the securities in the Underlying Index or utilize various combinations of other available investment techniques in seeking performance that corresponds to the performance of the Underlying Index.
As of March 25, 2024, the Underlying Index was comprised of 39 constituents. The Underlying Index will rebalance quarterly in March, June, September and December. No constituents will be added to the Underlying Index between rebalance dates. Constituents are reviewed annually, at the March rebalance, to determine that they continue to meet the definition of a Water Company under the Underlying Index methodology. Constituents in the Underlying Index may be deleted from the Underlying Index due to corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, takeovers, or delistings. Underlying Index constituent changes and updates as well as any changes to the methodology will be posted to https://tortoiseadvisors.com/. The Underlying Index was established in 2018 and is owned by the Adviser. The Adviser (also referred to herein as the “Index Provider”) provides the Underlying Index for use by the Fund’s at no cost to the Fund.
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 the Underlying Index concentrates in an industry or group of industries. The Underlying Index and the Fund will be concentrated in the water industry. The Fund is a non-diversified fund.
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EBLU - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.2% -10.1% 37.8% 39.05%
1 Yr 23.7% -26.4% 96.1% 19.23%
3 Yr 4.7%* -11.9% 27.4% 60.19%
5 Yr 12.9%* -0.3% 27.0% 44.90%
10 Yr N/A* -7.0% 13.3% 68.13%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 19.1% -13.1% 52.1% 6.73%
2022 -27.2% -34.9% 34.0% 98.06%
2021 26.9% -4.9% 83.5% 33.66%
2020 13.8% -23.4% 126.4% 49.49%
2019 36.3% -25.1% 36.9% 3.06%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.2% -10.1% 37.8% 39.05%
1 Yr 23.7% -26.4% 96.1% 19.23%
3 Yr 4.7%* -11.9% 27.4% 60.19%
5 Yr 12.9%* -0.3% 27.0% 44.90%
10 Yr N/A* -7.0% 13.3% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 20.9% -12.2% 57.6% 5.77%
2022 -26.0% -32.2% 35.5% 98.06%
2021 28.9% -2.5% 83.6% 36.63%
2020 15.8% -22.2% 127.8% 46.46%
2019 38.7% -25.1% 38.7% 1.02%

EBLU - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High EBLU % Rank
Net Assets 51.8 M 1.33 M 6.25 B 89.52%
Number of Holdings 41 25 445 80.00%
Net Assets in Top 10 30.4 M 512 K 3.57 B 88.57%
Weighting of Top 10 58.65% 16.6% 76.7% 23.81%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Xylem Inc/NY 8.28%
  2. Ferguson PLC 8.26%
  3. Ecolab Inc 8.17%
  4. American Water Works Co Inc 6.18%
  5. Geberit AG 5.58%
  6. Veolia Environnement SA 5.41%
  7. Pentair PLC 4.32%
  8. Advanced Drainage Systems Inc 4.29%
  9. IDEX Corp 4.25%
  10. A O Smith Corp 3.90%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High EBLU % Rank
Stocks
99.46% 0.00% 101.45% 52.38%
Cash
0.54% 0.00% 22.14% 75.24%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 6.94% 45.71%
Other
0.00% -0.01% 21.04% 46.67%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.43% 40.00%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 81.02% 42.86%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EBLU % Rank
Industrials
62.37% 0.00% 63.67% 4.76%
Utilities
29.59% 0.00% 35.93% 1.90%
Basic Materials
8.04% 2.49% 100.00% 92.38%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 17.68% 67.62%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 36.20% 58.10%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 22.67% 62.86%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 4.52% 49.52%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 89.67% 78.10%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.21% 37.14%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 33.96% 69.52%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 43.37% 71.43%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EBLU % Rank
US
61.09% 0.00% 100.01% 64.76%
Non US
38.37% 0.00% 89.20% 35.24%

EBLU - Expenses

Operational Fees

EBLU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.40% 0.08% 4.45% 89.52%
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 1.25% 10.48%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 6.38%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.25% N/A

Sales Fees

EBLU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

EBLU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

EBLU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 4.00% 169.00% 19.78%

EBLU - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High EBLU % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.09% 0.00% 12.19% 78.10%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency SemiAnnual Annual Monthly Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High EBLU % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.22% -35.65% 6.21% 21.15%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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EBLU - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Austin Wen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 04, 2020

2.07

2.1%

Austin Wen, CFA has seven years of investment management experience. Mr. Wen is a Portfolio Manager at Vident, specializing in portfolio management and trading of equity portfolios and commodities based portfolios, as well as risk monitoring and investment analysis. Previously, Mr. Wen was an analyst for Vident Financial, working on the development and review of investment solutions. He began his career as a State Examiner for the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. Mr. Wen obtained a BA in Finance from the University of Georgia and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Rafael Zayas


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2020

1.92

1.9%

Rafael Zayas, CFA, is Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Management and Trading at Vident Investment Advisory, LLC since June 2020. Mr. Zayas became SVP, Head of Portfolio Management and Trading in June 2020. From 2017 to 2020, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager – International Equity at Vident and has over 15 years of experience that includes managing international equity portfolios, including in emerging and frontier markets. Prior to joining Vident, he was a Portfolio Manager – Direct Investments for seven years at Russell Investments, a global asset manager, where he co-managed more than $4 billion in quantitative strategies across global markets, including the Russell Strategic Call Overwriting Fund, a mutual fund. Mr. Zayas also helped Russell Investments launch its sponsored ETF initiative and advised on index methodologies. Prior to joining Russell Investments, Mr. Zayas was a Portfolio Manager – Equity Indexing at Mellon Capital Management, where he managed assets for internationally listed global equity ETFs. Mr. Zayas graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and obtained a Certificate in Computational Finance and Risk Management from the University of Washington. He also attained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2010.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.16 24.18 7.63 0.16