Avantis Launches U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF
September 28, 2023 - Kansas City, Mo. - Avantis Investors®, a $27 billion* investment offering from global asset manager American Century Investments®, further expands its investment capabilities with the launch of an exchange traded fund (ETF), its sixth new ETF this year. Avantis U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (AVLC) is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Arca, Inc.).
"We decided to launch AVLC after conversations with investors who liked our US large cap SMA strategy but wanted it in the ETF vehicle," said Avantis Chief Investment Officer Eduardo Repetto. "The quality of our lineup of strategies, the attractiveness of our pricing and our client focus has all contributed to Avantis being one of the fastest-growing ETF issuers in the industry."
Avantis U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF
AVLC invests primarily in a diverse group of U.S. companies across market sectors and industry groups. The fund seeks securities of companies that it expects to have higher returns by placing an enhanced emphasis on securities of companies with higher profitability and value characteristics. Conversely, the fund seeks to underweight or exclude securities it expects to have lower returns, such as securities of companies with lower levels of profitability and less attractive value characteristics. It has a gross expense ratio of 0.15%.
"The addition of AVLC provides one more tool for investors as they build asset allocations," Ong said. "Large caps can play a crucial role in investors' allocations and we are excited to provide them with another option that can combine the benefits of indexing with the potential to do better."
AVLC is the latest addition to Avantis' growing ETF lineup. In June, Avantis launched four ETFs: Avantis All Equity Markets Value ETF (AVGV), Avantis All International Markets Equity ETF (AVNM), Avantis All International Markets Value ETF (AVNV) and Avantis Moderate Allocation ETF (AVMA). All four ETFs are "fund of funds," and utilize a range of existing Avantis ETFs to build out multi-region and multi-asset class solutions. Avantis expanded again in July with the launch of Avantis International Small Cap Equity ETF (AVDS), an actively managed fund that invests primarily in a diverse group of non-U.S. small cap companies across market sectors, industry groups and countries.
Today's new fund, as well as the five launched earlier this year, join Avantis' lineup of ETFs and mutual funds spanning equities, fixed income and real estate. Current Avantis funds include:
Avantis helps clients achieve their investment goals through a persistent focus on providing well-diversified investment solutions that fit seamlessly into asset allocations and combine the potential for added value with the consistency of indexing. Repetto and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Keating, CFA, CPA have led Avantis since its start.
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*Assets under supervision as of 07/11/2023.
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