RiverShares are model portfolios that are comprised solely of RiverFront sub-advised exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and managed using our Price Matters® strategic allocation, tactical overlay and risk management processes. These models are constructed based on investor time horizons and risk tolerances.
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|Riverfront Sub-Advised ETFS|
|INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES||First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe||RFEU|
|First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific||RFAP|
|First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International||RFDI|
|First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets||RFEM|
|US EQUITIES||RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage||RFDA|
|RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap||RFFC|
|FIXED INCOME||RiverFront Dynamic Core Income||RFCI|
|RiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income||RFUN|
The portfolio holds individual exchange-traded funds. As a portfolio manager and a fiduciary for our clients, RiverFront will consider the investment objetives, risks, charges and expenses of a fund carefully before investing in our clients’ assets. This and other information is found in the prospectus. Investors wishing to review a prospectus may contact their financial advisor.
These materials include general information and have not been tailored for any specific recipient or recipients. Accordingly, these materials are not intended to cause RiverFront Investment Group, LLC or an affiliate to become a fiduciary within the meaning of Section 3(21)(A)(ii) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended or Section 4975(e)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended
RiverFront is owned primarily by its employees through RiverFront Investment Holding Group, LLC, the holding company for RiverFront. Baird Financial Corporation (BFC) is a minority owner of RiverFront Investment Holding Group, LLC and therefore an indirect owner of RiverFront. BFC is the parent company of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated (“Baird”), a registered broker/dealer and investment adviser.
Additional RiverShares Information and Disclosures:
RiverShares portfolios are asset allocation solutions comprised solely of actively managed ETFs that are sub-advised by RiverFront. More specifically, in order to be eligible for inclusion in the RiverShares portfolios, an ETF must be both (1) sub-advised by RiverFront, and (2) pay a sub-advisory fee of 0.35% per annum to RiverFront.
RiverFront does not earn any account-level fee with respect to any RiverShares accounts, including from a Sponsor Firm. Clients who access RiverShares portfolios through a Sponsor Firm, however, will typically pay additional fees to the Sponsor Firm. Clients should speak to their Financial Advisor for more information on such fees, as they may vary among Sponsor Firms.
While certain RiverShares, Advantage and ETF Advantage portfolios will have similar strategies and investment objectives, it is important to understand that there will be key differences between RiverShares, Advantage and ETF Advantage portfolios. Please see the descriptions provided on the Offerings page to see the differences between the different portfolio options.
RiverShares portfolios will target a 2% cash allocation and are only able to enact defensive tactical strategies by shifting portfolio assets into bond ETFs instead of cash. In periods of market decline, these portfolios may perform worse than portfolios that can have a higher allocation to cash/cash equivalents should the selected bond ETF underperform an equivalent cash allocation.
RiverFront Sub-Advised ETFs could be considered “start-up” or early stage funds with low assets under management. RiverFront might have its own seed capital invested in certain of its Sub-Advised ETFs and/or could have discretionary control of a significant amount of RiverFront client assets invested in its Sub-Advised ETFs. Withdrawing seed capital or RiverFront client assets from the Sub-Advised ETFs could disadvantage the Funds and, as a result, other investors in the Funds, including other RiverFront clients.
RiverFront’s Price Matters® discipline compares inflation-adjusted current prices relative to their long-term trend to help identify extremes in valuation.
Mean reversion is the tendency of a variable, such as a stock price, to converge on an average value over time.