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Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF

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Ticker
BLHY
CUSIP
92790A207
Closing Price
$
(as of 03/26/2020)
Inception
12/05/2016
Premium/Discount
$-0.13 (as of 03/26/2020)
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint
$21.19 (as of 03/26/2020)
Shares Outstanding
354,000 (as of 03/26/2020)
Daily Trading Volume
2,000.00 (as of 03/26/2020)
20 Day Average Trading Volume
1,370.00 (as of 03/26/2020)
Net Assets
$7,545,564 (as of 03/26/2020)

Portfolio Overview

Investment Overview

The Fund seeks high current income and capital appreciation, and may provide a rising interest rate hedge. It offers a way to outsource the complexity of allocating between two rapidly converging non-investment-grade credit sectors: high yield corporate bonds and floating rate bank loans.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Newfleet Asset Management, LLC

Newfleet Asset Management leverages the knowledge and skill of a team of investment professionals with expertise in every sector of the bond market, including evolving, specialized, and out-of-favor sectors. The team employs active sector rotation and disciplined risk management to portfolio construction.


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Investment Professionals

David L. Albrycht, CFA

President and Chief Investment Officer

Industry start date: 1985
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2016

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Francesco Ossino

Senior Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Bank Loan Sector Head

Industry start date: 1996
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2016

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William Eastwood, CFA

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and Head of Trading

Industry start date: 1996
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2019

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Eric Hess, CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and High Yield Sector Head

Industry start date: 2006
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2019

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Key Features

Diversification

Combines two compelling non-investment-grade bond segments with historically low correlations to core fixed income into one portfolio

Active Sector Weightings

Top-down analysis determines sector allocations and industry positioning, with the ability to invest up to 100% in U.S. Treasuries when market conditions warrant

Extensive Fundamental Research

Security selection driven by bottom-up analysis of individual bond quality, credit risk, valuation, company management, structure, and technical elements

Positions & Distributions

Top Issuers (% Fund)

(as of 03/27/2020)
Security
ELLIE MAE INC 5.695 04/17/2026
2.41
 2.41
CALPINE CORP 4.195 04/01/2026
2.01
 2.01
KRONOS INC/MA 4.763 11/01/2023
1.97
 1.97
GREATBATCH LTD 3.505 10/27/2022
1.94
 1.94
SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY HO 4.353 10/29/2024
1.86
 1.86
GOLDEN NUGGET 3.879 10/04/2023
1.74
 1.74
AZEK CO LLC 5.695 05/05/2024
1.61
 1.61
BERLIN PACKAGING LLC 5.746 11/07/2025
1.59
 1.59
APPLIED SYSTEMS INC 5.195 09/19/2024
1.39
 1.39
GARDNER DENVER INC 3.353 02/28/2027
1.28
 1.28

Does not include cash/cash equivalents.

Distribution History2

Ex-Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Income ST Capital Gains LT Capital Gains Distribution Total
04/22/2019 04/23/2019 04/30/2019 0.114920 0.000000 0.000000 0.114920
05/20/2019 05/21/2019 05/29/2019 0.214540 0.000000 0.000000 0.214540
06/20/2019 06/21/2019 06/28/2019 0.085710 0.000000 0.000000 0.085710
07/22/2019 07/23/2019 07/30/2019 0.085390 0.000000 0.000000 0.085390
08/20/2019 08/21/2019 08/28/2019 0.086860 0.000000 0.000000 0.086860
09/20/2019 09/23/2019 09/30/2019 0.087280 0.000000 0.000000 0.087280
10/21/2019 10/22/2019 10/29/2019 0.080740 0.000000 0.000000 0.080740
11/20/2019 11/21/2019 11/29/2019 0.086610 0.000000 0.000000 0.086610
12/20/2019 12/23/2019 12/30/2019 0.163350 0.000000 0.000000 0.163350
01/21/2020 01/22/2020 01/29/2020 0.017620 0.000000 0.000000 0.017620
02/20/2020 02/21/2020 02/28/2020 0.092040 0.000000 0.000000 0.092040
03/20/2020 03/23/2020 03/30/2020 0.076110 0.000000 0.000000 0.076110

Performance & Risk

Performance

As of
As of
1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Fees & Expenses

Total Expense Ratio (Gross) 1.04
Total Expense Ratio (Net) 0.69
The Total Expense Ratio represents the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses, which includes the management fee and other expenses where applicable, except for certain payments that are paid directly by the Fund, as described in the Prospectus. The Fund's investment adviser has entered into an expense limitation agreement to limit the Fund's total operating expenses (excluding certain expenses as described in the prospectus) so that such expenses do not exceed 0.68% of the Fund’s average daily net assets through November 29, 2020.

Sales Charge and Expenses

The Total Expense Ratio represents the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses, which includes the management fee and other expenses where applicable, except for certain payments that are paid directly by the Fund, as described in the Prospectus. The Fund's investment adviser has entered into an expense limitation agreement to limit the Fund's total operating expenses (excluding certain expenses as described in the prospectus) so that such expenses do not exceed 0.68% of the Fund’s average daily net assets through November 29, 2020.

Yields/Distribution Rate

(as of 02/28/2020)
30-day SEC Yield 4.27
30-day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 2.14
Distribution Rate (as of 03/26/2020) 4.28

Premium/Discount

Number of Days Fund has Traded at a:
Discount Premium
Period Less than -2% -1.51% to -2.00% -1.01% to -1.50% -0.51% to -1.00% -0.01% to -0.50% 0.00% to 0.50% 0.51% to 1.00% 1.01% to 1.50% 1.51% to 2.00% Greater than 2%
2018-Q1: 1/2/2018 through 3/29/2018 0 0 0 17 41 3 0 0 0 0
2018-Q2: 4/2/2018 through 6/29/2018 0 0 6 20 30 8 0 0 0 0
2018-Q3: 7/2/2018 through 9/28/2018 0 0 0 6 57 0 0 0 0 0
2018-Q4: 10/1/2018 through 12/31/2018 0 4 6 28 23 2 0 0 0 0
2019-Q1: 1/2/2019 through 3/29/2019 1 0 1 32 24 3 0 0 0 0
2019-Q2: 4/1/2019 through 6/28/2019 0 0 1 27 35 0 0 0 0 0
2019-Q3: 7/1/2019 through 9/30/2019 0 0 0 25 38 1 0 0 0 0
2019-Q4: 10/1/2019 through 12/31/2019 0 0 0 6 58 0 0 0 0 0

Risk Considerations

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF): The value of an ETF may be more volatile than the underlying portfolio of securities it is designed to track. The costs of owning the ETF may exceed the cost of investing directly in the underlying securities.
Credit & Interest: Debt securities are subject to various risks, the most prominent of which are credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt securities may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.
High Yield-High Risk Fixed Income Securities: There is a greater level of credit risk and price volatility involved with high yield securities than investment grade securities.
Bank Loans: Loans may be unsecured or not fully collateralized, may be subject to restrictions on resale and/or trade infrequently on the secondary market. Loans can carry significant credit and call risk, can be difficult to value, and have longer settlement times than other investments, which can make loans relatively illiquid at times.
Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing internationally, especially in emerging markets, involves additional risks such as currency, political, accounting, economic, and market risk.
Market Price/NAV: At the time of purchase and/or sale, an investor's shares may have a market price that is above or below the fund's NAV, which may increase the investor's risk of loss.
Market Volatility: Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issue, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the fund and its investments, including hampering the ability of the fund's portfolio manager(s) to invest the fund's assets as intended.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials

Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF Fact Sheet (BLHY)
Newfleet Monthly Sector Review
Precision Exposure Across Non-Traditional Sources of Income
Newfleet Fixed Income Fund Capabilities
Virtus ETF Ticker Menu
Wealth Management - "Bank Loans-More than a Rate Hedge" by Frank Ossino, Newfleet
Activate Your Fixed Income
Wealth Management - "Bank Loans-More than a Rate Hedge" by Frank Ossino, Newfleet
The Wall Street Transcript – Providing Stable Risk-Adjusted Income Through a Leveraged Finance ETF

Holdings

Positions BLHY

Financial Materials

Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF (BLHY) Prospectus - November 2019
Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF (BLHY) SAI - November 2019
Virtus ETF Trust II Annual Report | 2019
Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF (BLHY) Semi-annual Report

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. Contact us at 1-888-383-0553 or visit www.virtus.com for a copy of the Fund's prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The Fund may have a higher portfolio turnover than funds that seek to replicate the performance of an index.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Closing Price:
 The Closing Price is the price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange. If there has been no reported trade for a particular date, the Closing Price represents the 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint. 

4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint: The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated (usually 4:00pm Eastern Time).

Premium/Discount: The amount the Fund is trading above or below the reported NAV (based on 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint).

The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”). The “net asset value” (NAV) of the Fund is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the Fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the Fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV of the Fund is not necessarily the same as its intraday trading value. Fund investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV because shares of ETFs such as the Fund are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Thus, shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

NAV returns are calculated using the Fund’s daily 4:00 p.m. NAV, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the Fund's NAV on distribution ex-date). Market price returns are calculated using the 4:00 pm midpoint between the bid and offer, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the 4:00pm bid/offer midpoint on distribution ex-date). Market price returns do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.

30-day SEC Yield is a standardized yield calculated according to a formula set by the SEC, and is subject to change.

30-day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) is the 30-day SEC Yield without the effect of applicable expense waivers.

Distribution Rate is the annual rate that an investor would receive if the most recent distribution remained the same going forward. The rate represents a single distribution from the Fund and does not represent total return of the Fund. The distribution rate is calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution and dividing it by the most recent NAV.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Not insured by FDIC/NCUSIF or any federal government agency. No bank guarantee. Not a deposit. May lose value.