San Jose, CA, February 8, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Inspire Investing, a leading biblically responsible investing (BRI) firm, has been named as a finalist in multiple categories for the 2017 ETF.com Awards.
Inspire is a finalist in both the “Best New ESG ETF – 2017” and “New ETF Issuer of the Year – 2017” categories. Winners of these award categories are judged based on criterion such as: contributing to positive investor outcomes, opening new areas of the market, lower costs, driving risk-adjusted performance, providing innovative exposures not previously available to most investors, product performance and fund management.
Other finalists joining Inspire in these categories include: Davis Advisors, iShares (BlackRock), VanEck, GraniteShares, QuantX (Blue Sky Asset Management), Sage Advisory Services and USAA.
“We are honored to be nominated as finalists in two categories for these prestigious awards. This recognition by our industry peers is such a validation for our team here at Inspire that our work is paying off, both in advancing the biblically responsible investing movement and also in providing outstanding investment options for people around the world,” says Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing.
“We are honored to be nominated as finalists in two categories for these prestigious awards. This recognition by our industry peers is such a validation for our team here at Inspire that our work is paying off, both in advancing the biblically responsible investing movement and also in providing outstanding investment options for people around the world,”
Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing.
The ETF.com Awards, presented by ETF.com and Inside ETFs, are the most widely recognized and respected awards for the exchange traded fund industry.
To be recognized as a finalist, investment firms must be selected by the ETF.com Awards Nominating Committee comprised of senior leaders at ETF.com, Inside ETFs and FactSet. There are only a maximum of six finalists nominated per category. The winners are being announced at an exclusive gala dinner on March 22 at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 in New York.
The Awards Selection Committee who have chosen the winners for this year’s awards are:
Inspire investing made headlines across the globe last year with the debut of their innovative approach to biblically responsible investing, giving faith based investors access to low cost, index based investments that are aligned with biblical values. Inspire’s assets under management rose by an impressive 154% in 2017, and is currently nearing the $150-million-dollar mark. Inspire uses their proprietary Inspire Impact Score Methodology to identify the most inspiring, biblically aligned companies in the world to include in their portfolios: companies that are doing things like creating clean water solutions, curing cancer, giving generously to their communities and blessing their workforce. Inspire portfolios also pointedly avoid investing in companies involved with immoral issues such as abortion, pornography, human trafficking, LGBT activism and other areas of concern for faith-based investors.
Not only does Inspire Investing seek to invest in the most inspiring companies in the world, but they also aim to be one of the most inspiring companies in the world. As such, Inspire donates 50% or more of their corporate profits to Christian ministry every year. Last year alone Inspire provided clean water to impoverished villagers in Nepal, provided relief for Syrian refugees and Hurricane Harvey victims, sent Bibles into North Korea and shared the hope of Christ with thousands of youth in America.
“Our goal is to donate $1 billion dollars to Christian ministry over the next ten years,” commented Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing, “That is why we do what we do here at Inspire Investing and we are so thankful for the outpouring of support from our brothers and sisters around the world as we inspire transformation for the glory of God together.”
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