ALFA

AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

ALFA Fund Description

ALFA tracks an index that aims to deliver outperformance by mimicking hedge funds' positions in US equities. The index relies on lagged published holdings to determine long exposure.

ALFA Factset Analytics Insight

ALFA relies on publicly disclosed stock picks from hedge fund managers to select its stocks. It looks at the historical returns of various funds or institutional investors and draws its selection universe from the equities held by those funds that ALFA's proprietary methodology deems the best performing. The challenge with this approach is that fast-money hedge funds can change their positions on a dime, while ALFA looks at lagged, quarterly snapshots. The fund counters this problem with screens for sticky assets. With a small basket of securities and some major sector biases, ALFA provides some intensely concentrated exposure to a narrow set of companies. While underlying liquidity is strong thanks to the kind of names that make up ALFA's basket, retail investors face some sizeable spreads that make limit orders advisable. ALFA’s expense ratio is competitive considering the unique index it tracks. On the other hand, the fund has had some capital gains distributions, so overall holding costs may be steeper than advertised.Prior to December 27, 2017 the underlying index was AlphaClone Hedge Fund Downside Hedged Index.

ALFA MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 4.09 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF ranks in the 21st percentile within its peer group and in the 4th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

ALFA Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 11/11/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ALFA 4.07% 8.54% 34.25% 21.93% 17.75% 6.79% --
ALFA (NAV) 4.08% 8.62% 33.63% 22.37% 17.76% 6.79% --
MSCI USA IMI 4.11% 5.97% 24.97% 12.73% 14.36% 10.54% 13.21%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ALFA Summary Data

AlphaClone
05/31/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.65%
$22.78M
$84.35K
0.26%

ALFA Portfolio Data

$117.13B
44.13
2.47
0.19%
N/A
43

ALFA Index Data

AlphaClone Hedge Fund Masters Index
Tiered
Proprietary
MSCI USA IMI

ALFA Portfolio Management

0.65%
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ALFA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

ALFA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
No Policy
N/A
N/A
High
Daily
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ALFA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 11/12/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of ALFA. ALFA is rated a 4 out of 5.

ALFA Tradability

1,323
$84.35K
506
$32.75K
0.26%
$0.14
-0.08%
1.03% / -2.60%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.01
0.01%
0.21%
0
$56.82
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ALFA Sector/Industry Breakdown


ALFA
Segment Benchmark
26.65%
25.68%
19.12%
13.47%
17.19%
17.35%
16.70%
10.60%
8.11%
4.28%
7.33%
13.17%
2.51%
2.91%
2.39%
6.96%

ALFA Countries


ALFA
Segment Benchmark
95.06%
99.92%
4.94%
0.08%

ALFA Regions


ALFA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ALFA Economic Development


ALFA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ALFA Performance Statistics

0.91
1.12
1.21
1.10
0.39%
MSCI USA IMI

ALFA MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
4.09 / 10
3.59
21.36
4.91%
2.34%
56.75

ALFA Benchmark Comparison Holdings

43
2411
38
14.66%

ALFA Benchmark Comparison Summary


ALFA
Segment Benchmark
43
2411
$117.13B
$206.73B
44.13
24.01
2.47
3.14
0.88%
1.88%
Medium
Low

ALFA Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


ALFA
Segment Benchmark
56.37%
82.53%
33.82%
13.05%
9.81%
3.99%
0.00%
0.43%