Strategas Macro Thematic Opportunities ETF (SAMT) Crosses $60 Million Asset Threshold

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategas Asset Management today announced that its Strategas Macro Thematic Opportunities ETF (SAMT) has surpassed $60 million in assets under management. As of September 2, the fund’s assets were $62,904,239.

SAMT is an actively managed thematic rotation ETF, backed by Strategas’ leading macroeconomic research. The Fund’s management team seeks to invest in three to five identified themes at any given time, adjusting thematic positioning as the macro environment changes, providing a more opportunistic approach to thematic investing than was previously available to ETF investors.

“Thematic investing required a new approach. By actively modifying SAMT’s portfolio holdings to reflect the changing macro environment, the Fund can potentially help investors access the benefits of thematic approaches while avoiding some of the pitfalls that can arise with a static allocation to areas. specific to the market,” said Nicholas Bohnsack, CEO. of Strategas Asset Management and portfolio manager for SAMT. “We are delighted that the Fund has passed the $60 million mark, but we believe we are just getting started.”

Currently, SAMT’s portfolio is positioned on the themes of continued inflation, a move towards de-globalization, quantitative easing and allocation to more defensive sectors, as the strength of the dollar is expected to weigh on stocks more cyclical.

In addition to SAMT, the company also offers the Strategas Global Policy Opportunities ETF (SAGP), which uses Strategas’ proprietary supercyclical “lobbying intensity” analytical framework to build a portfolio of global equities that is leveraged to achieve successful public policy outcomes with tactical inclinations. to areas of the market that we believe will do well.

Additional information is available on the Strategas ETFs website.


Founded in 2006, Strategas Securities is a global institutional broker. The company 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 is a research-focused manager of macro-thematic investment strategies, founded to create a suite of managed strategies to help institutional investors, family offices and financial advisors implement tactical idea generation and themes of Strategas’ macro-oriented research. . As of July 2022, Strategas Asset Management had approximately $753 million in AUM/A.

Strategas Securities, LLC and Strategas Asset Management, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Baird Financial Group.

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Strategas Asset Management, LLC acts as investment advisor to each Fund and Vident Investment Advisory, LLC acts as 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.

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

An investment in the Sub-Funds involves risks, including possible loss of capital.

In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, the Strategas Global Political Opportunities ETF (SAGP) is subject to lobbying investment risk. The Advisor’s investment process uses lobbying intensity as the primary input when selecting investments for the Fund’s portfolio and does not consider traditional financial parameters of an investment. The Fund may underperform other funds which select investments using more traditional investment parameters. The Fund may also concentrate its investments in a particular country or geographic region outside of the United States and may be more sensitive to economic, political, regulatory or other events or conditions affecting issuers and countries in such country or geographic regions, as well as the risks of increased volatility and decline in trading volume.

In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, the Strategas Macro Thematic Opportunities ETF (SAMT) is subject to the risk associated with the Macro Thematic Trend investment strategy. Accordingly, the value of the Fund may decline if, among other reasons, macro-thematic trends considered beneficial to the Fund do not develop as expected or are not sustained over time, or if the securities selected for inclusion in the Fund’s portfolio does not behave as expected.

These funds may actively trade in securities, may be more heavily invested in particular sectors and may be particularly sensitive to economic factors and risks that specifically affect those sectors.