Consistent income is more relevant to investors than just high income sometimes, argues Marc Zeitoun. So the Columbia Sustainable Income ETFs were designed to target consistent dividend income, using a multi-factor strategic beta approach.
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In an uncertain market, investors are looking for consistency.
In the current environment, it's important to source income in different ways. And one of the basic tenets that we believe in is that consistent income is probably more relevant to clients than just high income sometimes. And with that, we were very focused on developing a portfolio where we could target that consistent income.
Columbia Sustainable Global Equity Income ETF
Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF
Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF
The three funds were designed to generate equity income for investors and they do so by focusing on three things: first is dividend yield, the second is the quality of that dividend and its sustainability, and finally, ESG principles.
ESG screening adds value
Part of what drives that consistency is the quality of the company. And there are financial factors that we look at when trying to figure out what companies would be part of a portfolio, but there are important non-financial factors. And in this case, it was about ESG. we found that ESG plays an important role in the quality of management of a company, and that would contribute to consistent income.
A rules-based approach to dividend investing
Strategic beta is simply a rule set, it's a passive way of managing assets that is informed by research. Strategic beta offers investors two important attributes. One is the transparency and the consistency of the investment process. The second is the research that's used in creating these portfolios. As an active manager, Columbia Threadneedle has a lot of experience with portfolio construction, and investment insight, and research. And it makes a lot of sense that strategic beta, born between benchmark investing and active investing, make use of that.
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Columbia Sustainable Global Equity Income ETF (ESGW)
Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF (ESGN)
Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF (ESGS)
Carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the fund's prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 888.800.4347 or by visiting the fund's website columbiathreadneedleetf.com to view or download a prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Sustainable U.S. Equity Income Investment Objective
Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF (the Fund) seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, closely correspond to the performance of the Beta Advantage Sustainable U.S. Equity Income 100 Index (the Index).
Sustainable Global Equity Income Investment Objective
Columbia Sustainable Global Equity Income ETF (the Fund) seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, closely correspond to the performance of the Beta Advantage Sustainable Global Equity Income 200 Index (the Index).
Sustainable International Equity Income Investment Objective
Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF (the Fund) seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, closely correspond to the performance of the Beta Advantage Sustainable International Equity Income 100 Index (the Index).
The ETFs in this video are all passively managed.
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