Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF (KOIN): Blockchain is a new digital protocol for authentication and authorization that allows parties to bypass a centralized administrator. To give this basket a more defined framework, stocks are placed in one of four custom stakeholder categories in terms of how they relate to the theme: Cryptocurrency as Payment 1, Mining Enablers 2, Solutions Providers 3 and Adopters 4.
By investing in the benchmark constituents, KOIN seeks to give investors access to companies that may benefit from a technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way global trade is conducted, data is secured, supply chains are managed, financial instruments are cleared and contracts are recorded.
The Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF (EKAR) is comprised of a basket of global stocks that have exposure to the theme of electric and self-driving/autonomous vehicles. Over the next decade, auto industry experts expect a dramatic production shift away from light vehicles powered by internal combustion engines to those propelled by electric batteries. Meanwhile, the world’s adoption of autonomous vehicles is being supported by a growing trend toward shared mobility, technological advancements and an evolving regulatory environment. To give this basket a more defined framework, stocks are placed in one of four custom stakeholder categories in terms of how they relate to the theme: Battery 5, OEMs 6, Suppliers 7 and Semis & Software 8.
Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting innovationshares.com. Investors should read it carefully before investing or sending money.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. International investments may also involve risk from unfavorable fluctuations in currency values, differences in generally accepted accounting principles, and from economic or political instability. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Narrowly focused investments and investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. There is no guarantee the fund will achieve its stated objective.
[specific to KOIN] Currently, there are few public companies for which Blockchain technology represents an attributable and significant revenue stream. The Fund may be more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security. Investments in blockchain companies are subject to: theft, loss, or destruction; competing platforms and technologies; developmental risk; cybersecurity risk; intellectual property claims; lack of regulation or liquid markets, and possible manipulation of blockchain-based assets; and third party product defects or vulnerabilities.
[specific to EKAR] Next Generation Vehicles are a relatively new development and there can be no assurance that they will be widely adopted by the general public. Companies may be subject to risks related to rapid changes in technology, worldwide competition, rapid obsolescence of products and services, loss of patent protections, evolving industry standards and frequent new product productions, and changes in business cycles and government regulation.
Shares are bought and sold at market price not net asset value (NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time when the NAV is typically calculated and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC serves as the investment advisor, and Penserra Capital Management LLC serves as the sub-advisor to the fund. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA, 19456), which is not affiliated with Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC or any of its affiliates.