Avantis Investors utilizes financial science to build investment strategies that target higher expected returns*, are broadly diversified, and executed through an efficient, cost-conscious and repeatable process.
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Funds and ETFs with the same name have the same management team and investment policies. The fees and expenses of the funds are similar, and they are managed with substantially the same investment objective and strategies. Notwithstanding these general similarities, the funds and the ETFs are separate funds that have different investment performance. Differences in cash flows into the two funds, the size of their portfolios, and the specific investments held by two funds with the same name can cause performance to differ. Please consult the appropriate prospectus for a description of each fund and ETF, details on how they are offered, and their associated fees.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized. Net asset value (NAV) prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to the date when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, when the net asset value (NAV) is typically calculated. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Benchmark performance does not represent the fund's performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
*Valuation theory shows that the expected return of a stock is a function of its current price, its book equity (assets minus liabilities) and expected future profits, and that the expected return of a bond is a function of its current yield and its expected capital appreciation (depreciation). We use information in current market prices and company financials to identify differences in expected returns among securities, seeking to overweight securities with higher expected returns based on this current market information. Actual returns may be different than expected returns, and there is no guarantee that the strategy will be successful.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) are bought and sold through exchange trading at market price (not NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.