WBI believes to be successful at investing you must protect against large losses of capital to improve compounding and achieve consistent capital growth. Our unique, comprehensive wealth-management strategies aim to help investors achieve their life and wealth goals. Founded in 1984, WBI seeks to tame the bear and run with the bull.
In August of 2014, WBI made history in the active ETF industry when it launched 10 active ETFs and raised over $1 billion in assets under management during its first day of trading.
WBI offers innovative ETFs that seek to provide consistent, attractive returns, net of expenses, with potentially less volatility and risk to capital than traditional approaches.
An investment in the Funds is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Advisor’s investment strategy or quantitative models used in the investment strategy will be successful. To the extent that a Fund invests in dividend-paying equities, if stocks held by the Fund reduce or stop paying dividends, the Funds’ ability to generate income may be affected. Small and medium capitalization companies may involve greater volatility and risk than investing in larger and more established companies. Foreign and emerging market securities carry additional risks such as currency fluctuation, economic or financial instability, lack of timely or reliable financial information, or unfavorable political or legal developments.
There are risks specific to WBIY and WBIG which focus on high yielding securities. The Funds invest in high yielding stocks, which may be speculative, higher risk investments. It is possible these companies could pay out more than they can support and may reduce or stop paying dividends at any time, which could have a material adverse effect on the companies’ stock price and the Fund’s performance.
WBIF focuses on value securities. Value style investing involves the risk that an investment made in undervalued securities may not appreciate as anticipated or remain undervalued for long periods of time.
WBIY is not actively managed and the Sub-Advisor does not attempt to take defensive positions in declining markets. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not utilize an investing strategy that seeks returns in excess of its Underlying Index.
For a full list of investment risks associated with the funds, including but not limited to market risk, portfolio turnover risk, securities business risk, mortgage-backed securities risk, master limited partnership risk, real estate investment trust risk, ETF risk, and trading price risk, please read the prospectus.