As with all investments, there are certain risks of investing in the Fund. The Fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the Fund.
New Fund Risk: The Fund is a new fund which may result in additional risk. There can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to an economically viable size, in which case the Fund may cease operations. In such an event, investors may be required to liquidate or transfer their investments at an inopportune time.
An investment in companies that invest in real estate (including REITs) exposes the Fund to the risks of the real estate market and the risks associated with the ownership of real estate. Real estate is generally a less liquid asset class and companies that hold real estate may not be able to liquidate or modify their holdings quickly in response to changes in economic or other market conditions.
Investments in infrastructure companies expose the Fund to potential adverse economic, regulatory, political, legal, and other changes affecting such investments. Issuers of securities in infrastructure-related businesses are subject to a variety of factors that may adversely affect their business or operations.
Investments in the securities of non-U.S. issuers involve risks beyond those associated with investments in U.S. securities. These additional risks include greater market volatility, the availability of less reliable financial information, higher transactional and custody costs, taxation by foreign governments, decreased market liquidity and political instability. Foreign issuers are often subject to less stringent requirements regarding accounting, auditing, financial reporting and record keeping than are U.S. issuers, and therefore not all material information will be available.
Emerging market countries are subject to greater market volatility, lower trading volume, political and economic instability, uncertainty regarding the existence of trading markets, rapid inflation, possible repatriation of investment income and capital, currency convertibility issues, less uniform accounting standards and more governmental limitations on foreign investment than more developed markets.
The fund may consider certain Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria when evaluating an investment opportunity. The application of ESG criteria may result in the Fund having exposure to certain securities or industry sectors that are significantly different than the composition of the Fund’s benchmark and performing differently than other funds and strategies in its peer group that do not take into account ESG criteria or the Fund’s benchmark. There can be no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objective(s). There is no assurance that employing ESG strategies will result in more favorable investment performance.
* Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets.
The Blended Benchmark Index consists of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index and the FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index weighted 50%/50% respectively. The FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index is designed to track the performance of listed real estate companies and REITS worldwide. By making the index constituents free-float adjusted, liquidity, size and revenue screened, the series is suitable for use as the basis for investment products, such as derivatives and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index captures the performance of listed infrastructure securities in both developed and emerging markets. Constituents are selected by further screening companies that derive revenues from infrastructure related activities within particular Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) sub-sectors of the FTSE Global All Cap Index. FTSE applies minimum infrastructure revenue thresholds of 65% for constituents of the Core Infrastructure indices.
Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units", and otherwise, can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in-kind.