WHEATON, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2015) - Elkhorn Capital Group, LLC (BATS: ELKU), a pioneer of research-based investing and a strategic partner of Barclays, announced today the Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio (NASDAQ: CAPX) received the William F. Sharpe Achievement Award for ETF Innovation of the Year.
"We are proud to be recognized as innovators in the ETF industry," said Ben Fulton, Founder and CEO of Elkhorn Investments. "CAPX is the only capital expenditures-focused ETF available today, providing investors access to S&P 500 companies that are efficiently reinvesting back into their business to drive future growth. Historically, capex strategies have offered investors exposure to companies with strong performance later in the economic cycle as well as in rising rate environments."
The Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio seeks to track the performance of the S&P 500 Capex Efficiency Index, which is designed to provide exposure to 100 constituents of the S&P 500 that have exhibited strong capital discipline in the form of efficient capital expenditures. The Index focuses on capex efficiency, not just capex spending levels, providing exposure to companies that have maximized sales per unit of capital expenditures.
The William F. Sharpe Awards recognize the best and the brightest innovators in the field of indexing, ETFs, and investment management. The industry's contributions are recognized with seven William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards. This year's awards were presented on December 7, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. The winners were selected by a panel of the world's leading practitioners and researchers in the field of indexing.
Founded in 2013 and a strategic partner of Barclays, Elkhorn is redefining the relationship between investment strategy and product structure: designing, sponsoring and distributing innovative, research-based investments solutions. At Elkhorn, research drives design and advisors drive structural decisions. Elkhorn's founder, Ben Fulton, is a recognized leader in the ETF industry, leveraging 30 years of financial services experience to meet the needs of today's investment advisor. To learn more about Elkhorn please visit www.elkhorn.com.
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