The DeltaShares S&P 600 Managed Risk ETF (NYSEAcra: DMRS), which tracks the S&P 600 Managed Risk 2.0 Index, is a benchmark designed to measure U.S. small-cap equities using a managed risk strategy seeking to limit losses and capture the upside in rising markets.

The DeltaShares S&P International Managed Risk ETF (NYSEAcra: DMRI), which tracks the S&P EPAC Ex. Korea LargeMidCap Managed Risk 2.0 Index, is a benchmark that offers broad international developed markets equity exposure using a managed risk strategy seeking to limit losses and capture the upside in rising markets.

The methodology determines allocation shifts to the Treasury Bond Index and T-Bill Index based on three factors. The methodology allocates more of the shift from the Equity Index to the T-Bill Index when the yield-to-maturity on the Treasury Bond Index is not sufficiently higher than the effective Federal Funds Rate for a sustained period of time, when the volatility of the Treasury Bond Index is high, and/or when the correlation between the Treasury Bond Index and the Equity Index is positive.

“These strategies have a more institutional base, so we wanted to kind of put it in a wrapper of the ETF… to kind of have access for advisors or retail investors,” Bribiesca said.

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