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Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

ETF
EBLU
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$39.79 +0.32 +0.81%
primary theme
Natural Resources Industry Equity
EBLU (ETF)

Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$39.79 +0.32 +0.81%
primary theme
Natural Resources Industry Equity
EBLU (ETF)

Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$39.79 +0.32 +0.81%
primary theme
Natural Resources Industry Equity

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$39.79

$53.6 M

3.68%

$1.46

0.40%

Vitals

YTD Return

8.2%

1 yr return

-6.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

6.7%

5 Yr Avg Return

8.3%

Net Assets

$53.6 M

Holdings in Top 10

58.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.5
$32.45
$45.24

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

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$39.79

$53.6 M

3.68%

$1.46

0.40%

EBLU - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 2.22%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

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
    United States
  • 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 designed to track the overall performance of equity securities of global Water Companies listed on developed country 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 Australia, 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 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 to enter the Underlying Index and must retain a minimum liquidity turnover of at least 0.10 to remain in the Underlying Index. 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 “Tortoise 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 have the minimum ESG Risk Rating required 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 (0-50) and a risk category (negligible, low, medium, high, severe). 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 a minimum ESG Risk Rating of 48 for inclusion in the Underlying Index and a minimum score of 40 to remain in the Underlying Index. 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 methodology provides that any existing constituent that drops below the existing ESG score threshold for inclusion for three consecutive quarters will be removed from the index and any constituent that drops more than 8 points below the existing threshold 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.
The Underlying Index will include a minimum of 30 securities. Should the number of securities that meet the index inclusion criteria fall below 30, the Underlying Index may include additional securities that fall below the ESG score or the liquidity turnover threshold otherwise required for inclusion. This will ensure the 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. Should the weighting of any individual security be more than 7.5% of the total 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 comprise over 4% of the Underlying Index at the reference date.
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 the March 18, 2022 rebalance, the Underlying Index was comprised of 40 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://tortoiseecofin.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.
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EBLU - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.2% -17.0% 23.8% 28.81%
1 Yr -6.2% -24.6% 40.4% 91.89%
3 Yr 6.7%* -0.6% 60.9% 86.67%
5 Yr 8.3%* -6.3% 14.8% 22.22%
10 Yr N/A* -11.0% 12.4% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -24.7% -32.2% 34.0% 98.17%
2021 14.5% -10.9% 35.5% 22.64%
2020 5.6% -8.5% 36.3% 37.14%
2019 8.5% -13.9% 8.5% 0.97%
2018 -2.7% -11.7% 24.9% 18.18%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.2% -30.0% 23.8% 28.81%
1 Yr -6.2% -24.6% 51.6% 92.11%
3 Yr 6.7%* -0.6% 60.9% 87.04%
5 Yr 8.3%* -6.3% 18.1% 24.51%
10 Yr N/A* -11.0% 13.9% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EBLU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -24.7% -32.2% 34.0% 98.17%
2021 14.5% -10.9% 35.5% 22.64%
2020 5.6% -8.5% 36.3% 37.14%
2019 8.5% -13.9% 8.5% 0.97%
2018 -2.7% -11.7% 24.9% 21.21%

EBLU - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High EBLU % Rank
Net Assets 53.6 M 1.77 M 8.89 B 86.55%
Number of Holdings 41 23 422 75.00%
Net Assets in Top 10 31.2 M 770 K 4.68 B 80.83%
Weighting of Top 10 58.40% 18.0% 74.6% 16.67%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  2. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  3. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  4. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  5. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  6. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  7. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  8. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  9. Ferguson PLC 8.25%
  10. Ferguson PLC 8.25%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High EBLU % Rank
Stocks
99.91% 78.27% 100.48% 18.18%
Cash
0.09% -1.77% 21.06% 74.17%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.60% 44.17%
Other
0.00% -1.72% 2.99% 43.33%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.43% 45.83%
Bonds
0.00% -2.00% 2.96% 45.45%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EBLU % Rank
Industrials
62.37% 0.00% 63.67% 5.00%
Utilities
29.59% 0.00% 46.27% 3.33%
Basic Materials
8.04% 2.49% 100.00% 89.17%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 25.71% 67.50%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 36.20% 57.50%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 22.67% 65.00%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 4.52% 50.00%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 89.67% 76.67%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.21% 42.50%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 33.96% 70.00%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 43.37% 72.50%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EBLU % Rank
US
63.73% 8.98% 99.93% 45.83%
Non US
36.18% 0.00% 90.92% 50.83%

EBLU - Expenses

Operational Fees

EBLU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.40% 0.01% 5.06% 86.89%
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 1.25% 10.08%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 5.77%
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 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 2.25% 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 3.68% 0.00% 10.78% 43.44%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

EBLU Category Low Category High EBLU % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.22% -35.65% 9.06% 21.93%

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 0.54