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Strategas Lists SAMM, a Tactical ETF with an Active Approach to Macro & Momentum Investing
[April 04, 2024]

Strategas Lists SAMM, a Tactical ETF with an Active Approach to Macro & Momentum Investing

Strategas Asset Management, LLC (Strategas), the investment advisory arm of one of the world's leading institutional macro research providers, Strategas Securities, LLC (STS), today launched Strategas Macro Momentum ETF (NYSE Arca: SAMM), its third in a suite of thematic, actively managed ETFs. Strategas' full suite of ETFs turns thematic ideas into investable solutions.

"SAMM is a one-of-a-kind actively managed ETF designed to identify the 'investable conclusion' from the often complex and interdependent variables affecting the global economy," said Jason DeSena Trennert, Chairman and CIO with Strategas Asset Management. "This ETF aims to fill a gap for advisors and investors looking to leverage tactical rotation and take advantage of macro and market momentum wherever and whenever it may evidence itself."

The identification and embrace of both macro and equity market momentum is at the foundation of SAMM. Leveraging nearly two decades of proprietary research, the SAMM investment team draws from a comprehensive library of momentum, trend following, relative strength, and behavioral inputs to arrive at security selection. The most tactical of the Firm's active ETF offerings, SAMM seeks to identify the early signals of momentum and trend inflection, often even before a thematic justification reveals itself. It is designed to be sensitive to the market cycle and complements Strategas' existing active ETF offerings consisting of Strategas Macro Thematic Opportunities ETF (SAMT) and Strategas Global Policy Opportunities ETF (SAGP).

"SAMM is the most tactical offering in our suite of ETF products," said Chris Verrone, Lead Portfolio Manager of Strategas Macro Momentum ETF. "Where SAGP and SAMT position thematically across cycles, SAMM is designed to be more sensitive to the current market cycle-seeking and exploiting the market's momentum impulse wherever it's found."

SAMM holds between 20 to 50 U.S. listed securities exhibiting strong technical, momentum, and relative strength characteristics, with a focus on owning securities with compelling risk/reward profiles. Additionally, the strategy is designed to limit drawdowns in adverse market environments by allocating additional assets to defensive alternatives. Strategas' ETFs are listed on the NYSE Arca and carry total expense ratios of 0.65%.

The STS investment team is comprised of 15 analysts who combined have more than 200 years of experience researching the impact of changes in the macro economy and public policy on the capital markets.

"Taking an active approach is key to bringing these investment approaches to market in the most robust way and allows us to leverage insights and expertise from across our industry-leading macro research team," added Trennert.

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Founded in 2006, Strategas Securities, LLC (STS) is a global institutional broker-dealer and FINRA-member firm. STS provides macro research, capital market and corporate advisory services, and financial products to institutional investors and corporate executives in more than twenty countries around the world.

Strategas Asset Management, LLC (SAM), an affiliate of STS, is a research-driven SEC Registered Investment Adviser of macro-thematic investment strategies, founded to create a suite of managed strategies and ETFs to assist institutional investors, family offices, and financial advisors with implementing the tactical and thematic idea generation of Strategas' macro-oriented research. As of December 2023, Strategas Asset Management, LLC has approximately $446 million in assets under management and approximately $153 million in assets under advisement.

Strategas Securities, LLC and Strategas Asset Management, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Baird Financial Group. STS and SAM are owned directly by Baird Financial Corporation (BFC). BFC is, in turn, owned by Baird Financial Group, Inc. (BFG), which is the ultimate parent company of BFC.


Baird Financial Corporation, the parent company of Strategas, intends to purchase approximately $5 million of shares of SAMM over the next two or three months. It is also expected that certain Strategas executives and portfolio managers and persons associated with Baird will invest in SAMM.


Carefully consider each of the Funds' investment objectives, risk, and charges and expenses. This and other information can be found in the Funds' summary or full prospectus which can be obtained by calling (855) 273-7227 or by visiting Please read the prospectus, carefully before investing. SAMM is new and has a limited operating history.

Strategas Asset Management, LLC serves as the investment advisor for each Fund and Vident Advisory, LLC serves as a sub advisor to each Fund. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Strategas Asset Management, LLC or any of its affiliates, or Vident Advisory, LLC or any of its affiliates.

Shares of any ETF are generally bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

An investment in the Fund involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, the Strategas Global Policy Opportunities ETF (SAGP) is subject to lobbying focused investment risk. The adviser's investment process utilizes lobbying intensity as the primary input when selecting investments for the Fund's portfolio and does not consider an investment's traditional financial metrics. The Fund may underperform other funds that select investments utilizing more traditional investment metrics. The Fund may also focus its investments in a particular country or geographic region outside the U.S. and may be more susceptible to economic, political, regulatory or other events or conditions affecting issuers and countries within that country or geographic regions well as risks of increased volatility and lower trading volume.

In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, the Strategas Macro Thematic Opportunities ETF (SAMT) is subject to macro-thematic trend investing strategy risk. Therefore, the value of the Fund may decline if, among other reasons, macro-thematic trends believed to be beneficial to the Fund do not develop as anticipated or maintain over time, or the securities selected for inclusion in the Fund's portfolio do not perform as anticipated.

In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, the Strategas Macro Momentum ETF (SAMM) may invest in smaller companies, heavily in specific sectors, and also invest in gold, all of which can exhibit high volatility. Securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price desired. Investments with exposure to international markets may experience capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. REITs are subject to changes in economic conditions, interest rates, and credit risk. MLPs involve risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP. MLP common units and other equity securities can be affected by economic and other factors affecting the stock market in general, expectations of interest rates, investor sentiment towards MLPs or the energy sector, changes in a particular issuer's financial condition, or unfavorable or unanticipated poor performance of a particular issuer. MLP investments in the energy industry entail significant risk and volatility.

The Funds may be more heavily invested in particular sectors and may be especially sensitive to factors and economic risks that specifically affect those sectors.

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