Endowment IndexTM Gains 4.49% During Q3–Private Equity Shines

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In October 12, 2016
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APPLETON, WI, October 12, 2016–The Endowment IndexTM calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) gained 4.49% (on a total return basis) for the 3 months ended September 30, 2016.   This compares to the S&P 500, which gained 3.85% for the same period.

The Index remained in a 6% range during the quarter.  The Q3 closing low occurred on July 7th at 1,018.88 while the high was reached exactly two months later on September 7th at 1,079.27.

Sixteen of the nineteen index asset class components provided a positive return for Q3.  The top performing constituents were natural resources-metals & mining (+17.0%), private equity (+9.8%), natural resources-timber (+9.65%), and equity-emerging markets (+8.86%).  Three components posted negative returns during Q3:  commodities (-3.64%), domestic real estate (-1.45%), and managed futures (-0.98%).  On an attribution basis, private equity contributed to nearly a third of the index’s gain.  Other significant contributors were domestic equity and international developed equity.  Combined, these three asset categories accounted for approximately two thirds of the index’s Q3 gains.

The Endowment indexTM represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment PhilosophyTM or who otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation.  The Endowment IndexTM provides and  objective tool used for portfolio comparison, investment analysis, and research and benchmarking by fiduciaries, trustees, portfolio managers, consultants and advisers to endowments, foundations, trusts, defined benefit/contribution plans and individual investors.  The 2016 target allocation for the Index is 35% equity, 52% alternatives, 9% fixed income and 4% liquidity.

Visit EndowmentIndex.com to download an Index fact sheet containing longer term performance and statistical information or a spreadsheet containing historical index price data.

ETF Model SolutionsTM, LLC designs ETF-based investment solutions for advisers, institutions, retirement plans and individual investors based upon the Endowment Investment PhilosophyTM.  The firm is the investment manager for the Endowment Multi Asset ETF Collective Investment Fund, a Collective Investment Trust (CUSIP 26923F105) available for use in 401(k) Plans. ETF Model SolutionsTM also provides digital investment services to individual investors through the website, www.MyRoboAdviser.com.

Contact:  Tim Landolt MBA, Managing Director, 920.785.6012

Info:  www.ETFModelSolutions.com or www.EndowmentIndex.com

Disclosure:  Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific securities, investments, or investment strategies, nor shall it be construed to be the provision of investment advice.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.  Investments involve risk and unless otherwise stated, are not insured or guaranteed.  Be sure to consult with a qualified financial adviser and/or tax professional before implementing any investment strategies discussed herein.  ETF Model SolutionsTM, LLC is registered as an investment adviser with the SEC.ETF Model SolutionsTM is an affiliate of Endowment Wealth ManagementTM, Inc., an investment adviser registered with the State of Wisconsin.  Registration does not imply any level of skill or training, nor does it imply endorsement by the SEC or and other securities regulatory authority.  You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes do not contain fees.  Performance information contained in this presentation is provided net of any underlying exchange-traded fund expenses, does not include any other fees or expenses.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. A copy of each firm’s respective disclosure document, Form ADV Brochure Part 2, is available upon request.