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Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF

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Ticker
VGFO
CUSIP
26923G848
Closing Price
$
(as of 07/16/2018)
Inception
10/10/2017
Premium/Discount
$0.10
(as of 07/16/2018)
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint
$26.60
(as of 07/16/2018)
Shares Outstanding
200,004
(as of 07/16/2018)
Daily Trading Volume
0.00
(as of 07/16/2018)
20 Day Average Trading Volume
20.00
(as of 07/16/2018)
Net Assets
$5,299,242
(as of 07/16/2018)
Investment Overview

The Fund seeks to gain exposure to global equity markets through complementary factors within a risk-managed framework. It strives to outperform global market indexes over a full market cycle with a comparable level of risk.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Wellington Management Company LLP

With over $1 trillion in client assets under management, Wellington Management serves as an investment adviser to more than 2,150 institutions located in over 65 countries. Wellington's expertise is investments - from global equities and fixed income to currencies and commodities. The firm's most distinctive strength is its proprietary, independent research, which is shared across all areas of the organization and used only for managing client portfolios. Wellington Management Company LLP was founded in 1928 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Radnor, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, California, Marlborough, Massachusetts, and Chicago, Illinois.

Investment Professionals
Gregg Thomas
Gregg R. Thomas, CFA

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1993

Start date with fund: 2017

Tom Simon
Thomas S. Simon, CFA, FRM

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 2001

Start date with fund: 2017

Key Features
Dynamic Factor Approach

Combines quantitative portfolio construction with active risk management from Wellington Management

Core Global Strategy

Cost-effective strategy seeking superior returns to the MSCI All Country World Index

Seeks to Mitigate Drawdowns

Identifies opportunities in value, momentum, and quality factors while managing risk to mitigate drawdowns

Positions & Distributions

Positions
(as of 07/17/2018)
Security % of Portfolio
ADOBE SYSTEMS INC
1.30
CISCO SYSTEMS INC
1.17
AMAZON.COM INC
1.13
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
1.12
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-B SHS
1.01
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC
0.99
BNY MELLON CASH RESERVE USD 0.550
0.99
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
0.96
CVS HEALTH CORP
0.92
EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO
0.91
Distribution History2
Ex-Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Income ST Capital Gains LT Capital Gains Distribution Total
12/20/2017 12/21/2017 12/27/2017 0.097040 0.000000 0.000000 0.097040

Performance & Risk

Performance
Quarterly
As of
Monthly
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.

Sales Charge and Expenses
Expenses are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year. The Gross Expense Ratio represents the fund's management fee, which is structured as a unified fee, out of which the Fund's adviser pays all routine expenses, except for certain payments as described in the prospectus, which are paid by the Fund.
Fees & Expenses
Gross Expense Ratio 0.49
Expenses are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year. The Gross Expense Ratio represents the fund's management fee, which is structured as a unified fee, out of which the Fund's adviser pays all routine expenses, except for certain payments as described in the prospectus, which are paid by the Fund.
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%
2017-Q4: 10/10/2017 through 12/29/2017 0 0 0 0 1 53 3 0 0 0
2018-Q1: 1/2/2018 through 3/29/2018 0 0 0 2 7 35 16 1 0 0
2018-Q2: 4/2/2018 through 6/29/2018 0 0 0 0 2 54 8 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.
Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing internationally, especially in emerging markets, involves additional risks such as currency, political, accounting, economic, and market risk.
Geographic Concentration: Events negatively affecting the fiscal stability of a state, country, or region will cause the value of the fund's shares to decrease. Because the fund concentrates its investments in a state, country, or region, the fund is more vulnerable to those areas' financial, economic, or other political developments.
Equity REITs: The fund may be negatively affected by factors specific to the real estate market, including interest rates, leverage, property, and management.
Derivatives: Investments in derivatives such as futures, options, forwards, and swaps may increase volatility or cause a loss greater than the principal investment.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials
Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF (VGFO) - Factsheet
Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF (VGFO) - Commentary
Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF - Flyer
ETF Product Guide
Holdings
Positions VGFO
Financial Materials
Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF (VGFO) SAI- March 1, 2018
Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF (VGFO) - Prospectus - March 1, 2018
ETFis Series Trust I XBRL 497
ETFis Series Trust I XBRL 485(b)
ETFis Series Trust I Annual Report 2017
ETFis Series Trust I Semi-Annual Report - April 2018
News Releases/Communications
Press Release - Virtus ETF Announces VGFO Launch

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.virtusetfs.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.

SEC Yield is an annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the Fund less expenses over the most recent 30 day period by the current NAV at the end of the 30 day period. The Subsidized Yield reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements recorded by the Fund during the period. Without waivers and/or reimbursements, yields would be reduced. The Unsubsidized Yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/ or expense reimbursements in effect. If the Fund does not incur any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements during the period, the Subsidized Yield and Unsubsidized Yield will be identical.

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.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

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.

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