“We expect impact/ESG investing to gain more traction moving forward,” posited O’Hara.

A Fund that’s Best for Vets

The Military Times, a trusted independent publication for America’s military and its veterans, announces the results of the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers Survey–a ranking of companies based on their military recruitment efforts, corporate culture, reservist policies and military and veteran family policies. Companies included in VETS have been named in the Best for Vets list for three consecutive years.

“This is a way to support and bring awareness to the benefits that companies gain when they hire and train veterans,” said O’Hara.

Furthermore, VETS includes companies that have a market cap of at least $200 million and meet a certain liquidity threshold.

“Generally, it is larger companies that have the overall infrastructure in place to meet the criteria for inclusion in the index,” added O’Hara.

A Fund for Veterans by a Veteran

With respect to its leadership, you can say that VETS is a fund for veterans by a veteran.  Joe Thomson, founder and president of Pacer Financial, Inc., served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from July 1966 to June 1969.

In addition, he also has a nephew currently serving as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.

“The years I served in the military provided me with the discipline and real-world education needed to succeed throughout my career. In creating our new ETF, we are spotlighting companies that do more than just appreciate America’s veterans. They also understand that America’s military develops amazing employees. Companies with a culture that supports veterans have proven themselves to be among the most well-run,” said Thomson.

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