Guggenheim Slashes Industry's First Smart Beta ETF Fees In Half

In a big announcement Thursday, Guggenheim Investments revealed it would reduce the management fee of the $13 billion Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca:RSP) from 0.40% to 0.20%, effective June 30.

Introduced in 2003, RSP is the industry’s first strategic or “smart” beta ETF, offering investors equal weight exposure to all stocks within the S&P 500® Index—widely regarded as the best gauge of large-cap U.S. equities.

“This significant fee reduction is designed to benefit existing shareholders and acknowledge the increasing use of RSP by institutional and individual investors as a core equity holding,” said Douglas Mangini, Senior Managing Director and Head of Intermediary Distribution.

The combination of balanced exposure to all S&P 500 Index stocks with a disciplined quarterly rebalance has led to RSP’s outperformance over the cap-weighted S&P 500® Index since the fund’s inception in both cumulative and average annual returns.

In fact, RSP has outperformed the S&P 500 in 100% of all monthly rolling 10-year time periods.