Advances emanating from the technology sector have had a transformative impact on the operation of today’s economy. Consider the unqualified revolutions in sectors such as healthcare, communications, and media, all unleashed by tech-inspired solutions. Yet one industry that is only beginning to leverage the potential of technology is financials, this newfound investment space, aptly named FinTech, growing 75% in 2015.1
The fundamental purpose of the FinTech disruption is to ask how amassing data, user platforms and aggregating service providers can enhance financial services for the consumer. Aiming to increase client options while achieving efficiency-based cost compression, FinTech challenges status-quo actors with innovative applications of technology. On a fundamental level, the consumer experience in the financial services sector has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. FinTech proposes tech-based solutions for the modern economy and investor.
The PureFunds Solactive FinTech ETF: FINQ, was created to provide the market with a transparent vehicle to invest in the technology space disrupting the financial sector.
The Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Solactive FinTech Index.
1 Accenture,"Fintech and the Evolving Landscape," Accenture, http://www.fintechinnovationlablondon.co.uk/
AS OF 03/24/2017
|Net Asset Value||$24.87||Closing Price||$24.91|
|Daily Change $||$-0.01||Daily Change $||$0.01|
|Daily Change %||-0.04%||Closing Price||0.01%|
AS OF 02/28/2017
|1 MONTH||3 MONTH||6 MONTH||1 YEAR||QTD||YTD||SINCE
|Market Value %||5.02%||8.17%||2.96%||-||-||8.83%||3.41|
|QUARTER END AS OF 12/31/2016|
|Market Value %||-0.61%||-5.88%||-||-||-||-||-4.98|
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. All performance is historical and includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 877-756-PURE.
AS OF 03/24/2017
|TICKER||SHARE HELD||MARKET VALUE USD|
|2||TEMENOS GROUP AG||3.25||TEMN SW||1,008||$80,906|
|5||GFT TECHNOLOGIES||3.23||GFT GR||4,147||$80,390|
|6||FIDESSA GROUP||3.22||FDSA LN||2,517||$80,155|
|7||PAYPAL HLDGS INC||3.22||PYPL||1,859||$80,179|
|9||XERO LIMITED||3.19||XRO NZ||5,961||$79,308|
|10||DH CORP COM||3.18||DH CN||4,195||$79,084|
Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security.
The Solactive FinTech Index is designed to reflect the performance of companies involved in the financial technology industry, including companies in the financial services industry with a focus on automation of processes, enhanced distribution of products and services or the creation of new products or services that did not previously exist. The stocks are screened for liquidity and weighted according to SOLFINT's methodology guide. The stocks are screened for liquidity and weighted according to an equal weight capitalization. The Index was created and is maintained by Solactive AG. An investment cannot be made directly in an index.