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Victory Capital Launches Emerging Market Equity ETF

March 23, 2016

New Strategic Beta ETF Provides an Alternative Approach

For Investing in Emerging Markets


Cleveland, OH, March 23, 2016 – Victory Capital today announced that it has launched the Victory CEMP Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF (CEZ), which began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market® on March 23, 2016. The new ETF is managed by Victory Capital’s CEMP investment franchise (formerly “Compass EMP”).

“Emerging markets account for a larger share of the global economy than they have in the recent past and represent a great investment opportunity,” said Stephen Hammers, Chief Investment Officer for Victory’s CEMP franchise. “We are very excited to expand our existing ETF line-up to include a fund that may offer a risk conscious and tax efficient solution for investors seeking to diversify their portfolios through exposure to emerging markets.”

The new ETF seeks to provide investment results that track the performance of the CEMP Emerging Market 500 Volatility Weighted Index before fees and expenses. The CEMP Indexes seek to improve an investor’s ability to outperform traditional indexing strategies through a strategic beta approach that combines fundamental criteria with volatility weighting of individual securities, which can lead to broader diversification than market cap weighting.

Today’s launch follows the launch in 2015 of two developed international and three domestic equity ETFs managed by CEMP:

  • Victory CEMP International Volatility Wtd Index ETF (CIL)

  • Victory CEMP International High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF (CID)

  • Victory CEMP US Large Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF (CDL)

  • Victory CEMP US Small Cap Volatility Wtd Index ETF (CSA)

  • Victory CEMP US Small Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF (CSB)

The ETF platform managed by CEMP now includes 11 funds, all using CEMP’s strategic beta indexing approach. 


CEMP, 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 11 ETFs and 14 mutual funds managed by CEMP. For more information, please visit


Victory Capital is a multi-boutique asset management firm, headquartered in Cleveland, OH. As of December 31, 2015, the firm had approximately $33.1 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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