Simplify Teams With India Experts at System Two Advisors to Launch the Actively Managed Simplify Tara India Opportunities ETF (IOPP)

India-focused indexes tend to overweight large, globally-oriented firms, missing the companies more closely tied to the key drivers of Indian economic growth

Fund is Simplify’s inaugural international ETF as firm continues to build out innovative lineup with an eye towards new strategies and geographies

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simplify Asset Management (“Simplify”), an innovative provider of Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”), is today announcing that it has teamed with System Two Advisors to launch the Simplify Tara India Opportunities ETF (IOPP).

IOPP is an actively managed fund and the first ETF to make broadly available System Two Advisors’ depth and breadth of local market expertise in India.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing IOPP to market and can think of no better firm with which to partner than System Two Advisors,” said Fiona Ho, Chief Operating Officer with Simplify. “Their on-the-ground knowledge of the unique aspects of the Indian economy and India growth story, combined with our expertise in building and running innovative ETFs, make this a powerful combination and one we’re eager to discuss with investors and advisors.”

In constructing the IOPP portfolio, System Two Advisors focuses on bottom-up research, taking into account a number of key aspects of every company under consideration for inclusion in the portfolio, such as business moat, growth drivers, management quality and future growth potential. This research is further supported by the firm’s 70 on-the-ground in-market personnel across India, resulting in a concentrated, high-conviction portfolio of 25-40 specific names with high active share.

“India is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, with GDP forecasted to top six percent over the next five years. The country also boasts highly favorable demographics, with more than 40 percent of the population under the age of 24. It’s no surprise then that investors are turning more of their attention to the role that India can play in an international equity portfolio; but what is surprising is how investors have gravitated towards passive India exposures, which are too often dominated by large, globally oriented stocks,” said Anupam Ghose, Managing Partner at System Two Advisors.

“To truly capture the India growth story, an actively managed approach is a must,” added Ghose. “An experienced active manager with people in-market who understand what makes India’s economy unique are better able to identify investment ideas tied to the country’s key drivers of growth, such as the rise in middle-class disposable income, digitization, and growth in manufacturing. We bring that understanding and are very pleased to be partnering with the forward-thinking team at Simplify to make IOPP available to all.”

“Investment opportunities do not know borders, and neither should innovation. With IOPP, our first international ETF, Simplify is again opening new doors for investors and advisors,” added Ho.

IOPP will join a relatively small number of actively managed Indian equity ETFs currently available to investors and is the latest addition to the Simplify fund lineup, which recently passed the $3.6 billion AUM mark.

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An investment in the fund involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The fund is actively-managed is subject to the risk that the strategy may not produce the intended results. The fund is new and has a limited operating history to evaluate. The Fund invests in ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and entails higher expenses than if invested into the underlying ETF directly.

India Risk. Because the Fund focuses its investments in India, the Fund is subject to certain risks related to economic, political, regulatory, or other events or conditions affecting issuers in India. Such risks include, but are not limited to, political and legal uncertainty, persistent religious, ethnic and border disputes, security concerns (e.g., terrorism and strained international relations), greater government control over the economy, currency fluctuations, exchange control regulations (including currency blockage), inflation, confiscatory taxation, nationalization or expropriation of assets, and others associated with emerging market countries.

Foreign Investment Risk. The Fund may invest in securities domiciled in countries outside the U.S. that may experience more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies. Diversification does not assure a profit.

Foreign Exchange Risk. Because many securities held by the Fund trade on foreign exchanges that may be closed when the Fund’s primary listing exchange is open, there are likely to be deviations between the current price of a security and the security’s last quoted price from the closed foreign market. This may result in premiums and discounts that are greater than those experienced by domestic ETFs.

Market and Geopolitical Risk. The increasing interconnectivity between global economies and financial markets increases the likelihood that events or conditions in one region or financial market may adversely impact issuers in a different country, region or financial market.

Underlying Funds Risk. Other investment companies (e.g., mutual funds and ETFs) in which the Fund invests (“Underlying Funds”) are subject to investment advisory and other expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the Fund.

Limited History Risk. The Fund is a new ETF and has a limited history of operations for investors to evaluate.

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Chris Sullivan
Craft & Capital

Published on March 5, 2024

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