SULR

Sustainable Energy II ETF

NOW IS THE TIME FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY


The time has come for sustainable energy. Traditional fossil fuels are simply not competitive.

Sustainable energy is now cheaper than conventional energy. In fact, solar and wind have become the cheapest form of energy for most of the planet.
(Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance)

Politically, the world seems to be finding the will to deal with climate change. Biden’s clean new energy plan, the China green revolution and the EU’s plan to reduce carbon are all large scale plans to embrace clean, sustainable energy.

SULR is actively managed and fully transparent. The Fund is approximately equally weighted and holds 30 positions. It is the twin of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund (GAAEX) which launched in 2006.

FUND DESCRIPTION


The SmartETFs Sustainable Energy II ETF invests in companies poised to benefit from the shift to sustainable energy. This includes companies that we believe provide or support alternative or renewable sources of energy (as compared to more traditional sources of energy that can be environmentally depletive, such as fossil fuels like oil or coal or other hydrocarbon-based fuels), or that produce, generate, transport, deliver, or extend energy applications in a way that makes alternative or renewable energy more efficient or accessible.

The ETF is actively managed and fully transparent, investing in 30 approximately equally weighted positions on a global basis. 

OBJECTIVE


The SmartETFs Sustainable Energy II ETF seeks long term appreciation by investing in equity securities of companies that provide or support alternative or renewable sources of energy.

PERFORMANCE
Performance data over 1 year is annualized
As of Month End 03/31/2021FUND NAVMARKET PRICEINDEX
1 Month-2.19%-2.34%3.33%
3 Months2.25%2.08%4.92%
Year to Date2.25%2.08%4.92%
Since Inception21.04%23.52%12.66%

As of Quarter End 03/31/2021FUND NAVMARKET PRICEINDEX
1 Month-2.19%-2.34%3.33%
3 Months2.25%2.08%4.92%
Year to Date2.25%2.08%4.92%
Since Inception21.04%23.52%12.66%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns 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 may be lower or
higher than quoted. Performance data for the most recent month-end is available above.

30-DAY MEDIAN BID/ASK SPREAD as of 04/14/20210.1300%

HOLDINGS as of 04/14/2021
NET ASSETS %TICKERNAMEDESCRIPTIONMARKET PRICE ($)SHARES HELDMARKET VALUE ($)CUSIP
4.46IBEIBERDROLA SACOMMON STOCK13.6415,225207,722.45E6165F166
4.30SUSCHNEIDER ELEC SACOMMON STOCK159.101,260200,464.03F86921107
4.30NIBEBNIBE INDUSTRIER AB-B SHSCOMMON STOCK35.055,715200,336.59W57113149
4.21NEENEXTERA ENERGY INCCOMMON STOCK79.132,475195,846.7565339F101
4.17RNWTRANSALTA RENEWABLES INCCOMMON STOCK16.3611,865194,083.88893463109
4.14ONON SEMICONDUCTOR CORPCOMMON STOCK42.104,575192,607.50682189105
4.05HUBBHUBBELL INCCOMMON STOCK184.931,020188,628.59443510607
4.026400SAMSUNG SDI CO LTDCOMMON STOCK624.46300187,337.89Y74866107
3.97THRMGENTHERM INCCOMMON STOCK76.642,415185,085.5937253A103
3.8851910LG CHEM LTDCOMMON STOCK803.64225180,820.05Y52758102
↓ FULL HOLDINGS ↓
HOLDINGS as of 04/13/2021
NET ASSETS %TICKERNAMEDESCRIPTIONMARKET PRICE ($)SHARES HELDMARKET VALUE ($)CUSIP
4.48IBEIBERDROLA SACOMMON STOCK13.6915,225208,363.45E6165F166
4.34NIBEBNIBE INDUSTRIER AB-B SHSCOMMON STOCK35.295,715201,703.12W57113149
4.33SUSCHNEIDER ELEC SACOMMON STOCK159.851,260201,414.45F86921107
4.22RNWTRANSALTA RENEWABLES INCCOMMON STOCK16.5511,865196,424.09893463109
4.20NEENEXTERA ENERGY INCCOMMON STOCK79.042,475195,624.0065339F101
4.13ONON SEMICONDUCTOR CORPCOMMON STOCK42.044,575192,333.00682189105
4.03HUBBHUBBELL INCCOMMON STOCK183.891,020187,567.80443510607
3.976400SAMSUNG SDI CO LTDCOMMON STOCK615.40300184,621.16Y74866107
3.88THRMGENTHERM INCCOMMON STOCK74.842,415180,738.5937253A103
3.87JMATJOHNSON MATTHEY PLCCOMMON STOCK43.294,155179,857.42G51604166
↓ FULL HOLDINGS ↓

The Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or pay ETF expenses in order to limit the Fund’s total annual operating expenses to 0.79% through June 30, 2024. This is subject to change at any time.

International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume.

Prices of energy, whether traditional or sustainable, may fluctuate or decline due to many factors, including international political or economic developments, real or perceived, demand for energy and sustainable energy, production and distribution policies of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and other oil-producing countries, energy conservation projects, changes in governmental regulations affecting companies in the energy sector, including Sustainable Energy companies, changes in technology affecting Sustainable Energy, and changes in tax regulations relating to energy.

A decline in energy prices would likely have a negative effect on securities held by the ETF. The ETF’s focus on the energy sector to the exclusion of other sectors exposes the ETF to greater market risk and potential monetary losses than if the ETF’s assets were diversified among various sectors.