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VictoryShares Launches Dividend Accelerator ETF

April 18, 2017

New ETF Targets Companies Most Likely to Grow Dividends Consistently Over Time

Cleveland, Ohio, April 18, 2017 – Victory Capital today announced that it has launched the VictoryShares Dividend Accelerator ETF (VSDA), which began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market® on April 18, 2017. The new ETF seeks to provide investment results that track the performance of the Nasdaq Victory Dividend Accelerator Index (NQVDIV), which Victory Capital developed in partnership with Nasdaq.
The Index uses fundamental criteria, including proven earnings stability, to select companies with the highest likelihood of consistently growing dividends year over year. It seeks to identify those companies early in their lifecycles and assemble them in a rules-based portfolio that emphasizes growing dividends per share.

“Today’s investors are looking for innovative and differentiated ways to capture income,” said Mannik Dhillon, President, VictoryShares and Solutions. “We are pleased to work with Nasdaq to develop a strategy that we believe offers investors the opportunity to grow dividend income over time.” 

The VictoryShares ETF platform is designed to provide investors with rules-based solutions that bridge the gap between the active and traditional passive elements of their portfolios. The expanded product line builds upon the success of the VictoryShares volatility-weighted ETFs, which have grown to more than $1.2 billion in AUM as of March 31, 2017.

Victory Capital announced earlier this year that it plans to launch a series of new ETFs that tracks indexes developed with Nasdaq. The expanded platform will seek to offer strategic beta strategies designed to provide a variety of outcomes, including maximum diversification, dividend income, downside protection, minimum volatility and targeted factor exposure. “We start by identifying a desired client outcome, such as income growth or bear market mitigation, and build intuitive, index-based solutions to address those objectives,” said Dhillon. 

“Nasdaq is committed to creating powerful strategies and methodologies for key investment growth areas including potentially enhancing dividend income,” said Dave Gedeon, Vice President and Head of Research & Development at Nasdaq Global Indexes. “We are excited to work with VictoryShares to provide a world-class index for the benchmark in this important market segment that is designed to help generate an outcome of consistent and growing dividends per share on an index level.” 

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Victory Capital is an integrated multi-boutique asset management firm, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. As of March 31, 2017, the firm had approximately $56.6 billion in assets under management and advisement.  

Victory Capital is comprised of 11 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, nonprofits, 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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