Global Beta Advisors LLC, the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”), has agreed to waive the management fee payable by the Fund to the Adviser through June 30, 2020. The gross expense ratio is 0.49% and the net expense ratio is .29%. Global Beta Advisors LLC (“Adviser”) has agreed to reimburse the Fund through March 31, 2021 for the (i) compensation and expenses of the Trustees who are not interested persons as defined under Section 2(a)(19) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Independent Trustees”), and (ii) fees and expenses of counsel to the Independent Trustees, except for any (a) litigation expenses (including litigation to which the Trust or the Fund may be a party and indemnification of the Independent Trustees with respect thereto), and (b) extraordinary or non-routine fees or expenses. Investors will incur usual and customary brokerage commissions when buying or selling shares of the exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) in the secondary market, and that, if reflected, the brokerage commissions would reduce the performance returns.
Global Beta Smart Income Index: composed of stocks in the S&P 900 with the highest average 12-month trailing dividend yield over the prior 4 quarters on a diversified basis.
The S&P 900 combines the S&P 500® and the S&P MidCap 400® to form an investable benchmark for the mid- to large-cap segment of the U.S. equity market.
Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus or summary prospectus. A copy may be obtained by visiting www.globalbetaetfs.com or calling (833) 933-2083. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.
The fund’s primary risks:
Mid-Capitalization Securities Risk
The securities of mid-capitalization companies are often more volatile and less liquid than the stocks of larger companies and may be more affected than other types of securities during market downturns. Compared to larger companies, mid-capitalization companies may have a shorter history of operations, and may have limited product lines, markets or financial resources.
To the extent that the Target Index is concentrated in a particular industry, group of industries or sector, the Fund is also expected to be concentrated in that industry, group of industries or sector, which may subject the Fund to a greater loss as a result of adverse economic, business or other developments affecting that industry, group of industries or sector.
Dividend-Paying Securities Risk
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 the Fund’s purchase of such a company’s securities.
Large Capitalization Securities Risk
The securities of large market capitalization companies may underperform other segments of the market because such companies may be less responsive to competitive challenges and opportunities and may be unable to attain high growth rates during periods of economic expansion.