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Compass EMP Expands ETF Platform

July 08, 2015

Three New Strategic Beta ETFs Added to Existing Line-Up

Cleveland, OH, July 8, 2015 – Victory Capital today announced that it has launched three new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), which began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market® on July 8, 2015. The new ETFs are managed by Victory Capital’s investment franchise, Compass Efficient Model Portfolios (“Compass EMP”). Victory Capital recently completed the acquisition of the business of Compass EMP, a strategic beta manager based in Brentwood, TN.

The new ETFs track the CEMP Volatility Weighted Indexes. The CEMP Indexes seek to improve an investor’s ability to outperform traditional indexing strategies through an alternative approach that combines fundamental criteria with broad market volatility weighting of individual securities. The three newly launched ETFs are:

  • Compass EMP US Small Cap 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF (CSA) 

  • Compass EMP US Large Cap High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF (CDL)

  • Compass EMP US Small Cap High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF (CSB) 

The addition of these ETFs expands the ETF platform managed by Compass EMP to include eight funds, all using Compass EMP’s strategic beta indexing approach.

“Since launching our ETF platform a year ago, we have seen significant interest from financial advisors and their clients who are seeking better risk-adjusted returns than those provided by traditional cap-weighted indexes in a tax efficient vehicle like an ETF,” said Stephen Hammers, Chief Investment Officer for Compass EMP. “We will continue to expand our ETF platform to feature strategies that we believe can help our clients effectively navigate the current market environment. Our new high-dividend ETFs, for example, may offer a tax efficient solution for investors seeking yield in today’s low interest rate environment.” 


Compass EMP, a Victory Capital investment franchise, provides rules-based investment strategies that combine fundamental criteria with volatility weighting to seek to improve an investor’s ability to outperform traditional indexing strategies.

Victory Capital currently offers eight ETFs and 16 mutual funds managed by Compass EMP. For more information, please visit


Victory Capital is a multi-boutique asset management firm, headquartered in Cleveland, OH. As of March 31, 2015, the firm had approximately $36.7 billion in assets under management and advisement.

Victory Capital is comprised of nine autonomous investment franchises, each with an independent culture and investment approach. The franchises are supported by a robust distribution and operational platform, allowing them to focus solely on investment management.

Victory Capital provides investment advisory services to institutional clients including corporations, non-profits, public funds, Taft-Hartley and sub-advisory clients through separate accounts and commingled funds. Through its intermediary channel, Victory Capital also offers retail and retirement clients mutual funds and ETFs as well as separately managed accounts through wrap fee programs and access to its investment models through unified managed accounts. For more information, please visit


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Victory Capital means Victory Capital Management Inc., the investment adviser of the Victory Capital mutual funds, USAA Mutual Funds and VictoryShares ETFs. Victory Capital mutual funds and USAA Mutual Funds are distributed by Victory Capital Services, Inc. (VCS), an affiliate of Victory Capital. VictoryShares ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC (Foreside). VCS and Foreside are members of FINRA. VCS and Victory Capital are not affiliated with Foreside. USAA is not affiliated with Foreside, Victory Capital, or VCS. USAA and the USAA logos are registered trademarks and the USAA Mutual Funds and USAA Investments logos are trademarks of United Services Automobile Association and are being used by Victory Capital and its affiliates under license.

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