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Overview

An actively managed preferred securities ETF that seeks to enhance income opportunities while tempering risk in volatile markets and capitalizing on the deficiencies inherent in the construction of passive indices to deliver high, sustainable income and attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Key Facts
Investment Objective
Seeks current income and capital appreciation
Inception Date
02/16/2021
Morningstar Category
Preferred Stock
Benchmark
ICE Exchange-Listed Preferred & Hybrid Securities IndexA
Total Assets
$70,261,544.41
As of 02/27/2024
Shares Outstanding
1,905,000.00
As of 02/27/2024
Total Holdings
124
As of 12/31/2023
Distribution Frequency
Monthly (Non-Daily Accrual)
Fees
Gross Expense Ratio
0.33%
Trading Information
Ticker
QPFF
CUSIP
025072539
ISIN
US0250725399
SEDOL
BMCM5K2
Exchange
Cboe bzx

Trading

As of 02/27/2024
Daily Market Prices
Closing Price
$36.92
Bid Ask Midpoint
$36.91
Day High Price
$36.95
Day Low Price
$36.90
Bid Ask Spread
0.16%
30-Day Median Bid Ask Spread
0.19%
52-Week Range
52-Week High
$37.68
52-Week Low
$32.86

Premium Discount

As of 02/27/2024

0.08%

Performance

QPFF
Market Price
ICE Exchange-Listed Preferred & Hybrid Securities IndexA

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized. Net asset value (NAV) prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to the date when the fund first traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent the fund's performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Average annual returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield: Represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's share price at the end of the 30-day period. Unsubsidized yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements in effect.

12 Month Distribution Rate: The sum of a fund's total trailing 12-month interest and dividend payments divided by the most recent day's ending share price (NAV).

Yield to Worst: Lowest yield possible for a security given the current price, taking into account both call dates and maturity.

Yield to Maturity: The internal rate of return of the security based on the given market price—it is the single discount rate that equates a security price (inclusive of accrued interest) with its projected cashflows.

Data is not available at this time

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns will fluctuate and it is possible to lose money.

Total Paid
Ordinary Dividends
Reinvest Price
02/01/2024
$0.0909
$0.0909
$36.91
12/18/2023
$0.3949
$0.3949
$35.50
12/01/2023
$0.1362
$0.1362
$35.50
11/01/2023
$0.1599
$0.1599
$33.41
10/02/2023
$0.3479
$0.3479
$34.25
09/01/2023
$0.069
$0.069
$35.23
08/01/2023
$0.1357
$0.1357
$35.29
07/03/2023
$0.2656
$0.2656
$35.42
06/01/2023
$0.1323
$0.1323
$35.11
05/01/2023
$0.088
$0.088
$35.37
04/03/2023
$0.2632
$0.2632
$35.00
03/01/2023
$0.1009
$0.1009
$36.14

Historical Distribution (CSV)

Portfolio

As of 01/31/2024

Weighted Average Market Cap
44.51 B

Holdings
124

As of 01/31/2024
% Portfolio
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%Negative weights may be due to open security or capital stock trades at period end and/or unrealized loss on derivative positions as a percent of net assets at period end.
As of 12/31/2023115 Equity Issues
As of 01/31/2024
Sectors
% Portfolio
Financials
67%
Utilities
13%
Real Estate
7%
Communication Services
5%
Consumer Discretionary
3%
Industrials
2%
Consumer Staples
1%
Materials
1%
Energy
1%
Diversified
1%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%
As of 02/27/2024
Company
% Portfolio
SSC GOVERNMENT MM GVMXX
3.48%
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC JR SUBORDINA 09/52 VAR
2.76%
SOUTHERN CO PREFERRED STOCK 10/60 4.2
2.56%
METLIFE INC PREFERRED STOCK 5.625
2.28%
ALLSTATE CORP JR SUBORDINA 05/67 VAR
2.14%
CITIGROUP INC JR SUBORDINA 12/49 VAR
2.13%
STATE STREET CORP JR SUBORDINA 12/99 VAR
1.98%
WELLS FARGO + COMPANY JR SUBORDINA 12/49 VAR
1.97%
WELLS FARGO + COMPANY PREFERRED STOCK 7.5
1.96%
AT+T INC PREFERRED STOCK 11/66 5.35
1.64%
% of Top Portfolio Holdings
22.9%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%Negative weights may be due to open security or capital stock trades at period end and/or unrealized loss on derivative positions as a percent of net assets at period end.
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As of 01/31/2024
Countries
Regions
Countries
% Portfolio
United States
99%
Netherlands
1%
Canada
<1%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%

Team

Hitesh Patel, CFA, FRM avatar
Hitesh Patel, CFA, FRM

Vice President

Co-Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2018


Industry Start

1996

Rene Casis avatar
Rene Casis

Vice President

Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2018


Industry Start

1999

Resources

Fund Literature
Fact Sheet
Additional Resources

Index performance does not represent the fund's performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are bought and sold through exchange trading at market price (not NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

This fund is an actively managed ETF that does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. To determine whether to buy or sell a security, the portfolio managers consider, among other things, various fund requirements and standards, along with economic conditions, alternative investments, interest rates and various credit metrics. If the portfolio manager considerations are inaccurate or misapplied, the fund's performance may suffer.

The fund is classified as non-diversified. Because it is non-diversified, it may hold large positions in a small number of securities. To the extent it maintains such positions; a price change in any one of those securities may have a greater impact on the fund's share price than if it were diversified.

International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.

Preferred securities combine some of the characteristics of both common stocks and bonds. Preferred securities may receive preferential treatment compared to common stock regarding dividends, but they are typically subordinated to a company's other debt which subjects them to greater credit risk. Generally, holders of preferred securities have no voting rights. A company issuing preferred securities may defer dividend payments on the securities and may redeem the securities prior to a specified date. Preferred securities may also be substantially less liquid than other securities and may have less upside potential than common stock.

Floating rate securities are structured so that the security's coupon rate or the interest paid on a bond fluctuates based upon a reference rate. In a falling interest rate environment, the coupon on floating rate securities will generally decline, causing a reduction in the fund's income. A floating rate security's coupon rate resets periodically according to the terms of the security. In a rising interest rate environment, floating rate securities with coupon rates that reset infrequently may lag behind the changes in market interest rates. Floating rate securities may also contain terms that impose a maximum coupon rate the company issuing the security will pay, therefore decreasing the value of the security.

Concentrating investments in a particular industry or group of industries gives the fund greater exposure than other funds to market, economic and other factors affecting that industry or group of industries. The financials sector can be significantly affected by changes in interest rates, government regulation, the rate of defaults on corporate, consumer and government debt, and the availability and cost of capital.

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.

Brokerage Services are provided by American Century Brokerage, a division of American Century Investment Services, Inc., registered broker/dealer, member FINRASIPC.

ICE Exchange-Listed Preferred & Hybrid Securities Index

ICE Exchange-Listed Preferred & Hybrid Securities Index tracks the performance of exchange-listed US dollar denominated hybrid debt, preferred stock and convertible preferred stock publicly issued by corporations in the US domestic market. Preferred stock and notes must have a minimum amount outstanding of $100 million; convertible preferred stock must have at least $50 million face amount outstanding. Index constituents are market capitalization-weighted subject to certain constraints. The index is rebalanced monthly.

Closing Price: The price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange.

Bid Ask Midpoint: The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the primary listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated, generally around 4 p.m. (Eastern time).

Premium Discount: A premium is the amount that the fund is trading above the reported NAV, expressed as a percentage of the NAV. A discount is the amount that the fund is trading below the reported NAV, expressed as a percentage of the NAV.

ETF Market Performance (Inception to Date): The fund's per share Net Asset Value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund. Market Price is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the primary stock exchange on which the shares of the fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. The NAV Return is based on the NAV of the fund, and the Market Price Return is based on the market price per share of the fund. Since shares of the fund did not trade in the secondary market until after the fund's inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in shares of the fund, the NAV of the fund is used as a proxy for the Market Price to calculate market returns. Market Price and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the fund at Market Price and NAV, respectively.

Weighted Average Market Cap: The weighted average market value of a company's outstanding shares.

Holdings: The number of holdings in the fund excluding cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards.

Investment Blend: Reflects the blend of securities owned by a fund. For example, the percentage of foreign or domestic stocks held by an equity fund or the percentage of corporate and government securities owned by a bond fund. The U.S./Foreign Convertibles grouping includes Convertible Bonds, Equity Linked Securities and Convertible Preferred securities.

Sector Weights: This value represents the sectors included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis.

Top Holdings: This value represents the top holdings included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis. Holdings are subject to change without notice. Shares are units of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset that provide for an equal distribution in any profits, if any are declared, in the form of dividends. In the context of debt instruments, principal can refer to the face value, or par value, of a bond—that is, the actual amount listed on the bond itself. American Century Investments publishes this listing of identities and quantities of each position held by the fund on each business day, before commencement of trading. Securities are reported at market value. The portfolio data and its presentation here may differ from the complete schedules of investments in regulatory filings due to differing accounting and reporting requirements.

Countries: This value represents the countries included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis.

Regions: This value represents the regions of the country represented by the securities included in the portfolio on a percent of assets basis.

For detailed descriptions of indices or investing terms referenced above, refer to our glossary.

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