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This fund is different from traditional ETFs.

Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This fund will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example:

  • You may have to pay more money to trade the fund's shares. This fund will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information.

  • The price you pay to buy fund shares on an exchange may not match the value of the fund's portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this fund compared to other ETFs because it provides less information to traders.

  • These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions.

  • The ETF will publish on its website each day a "Proxy Portfolio" designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Proxy Portfolio includes some of the ETF's holdings, it is not the ETF's actual portfolio.

The differences between this fund and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the fund secret, this fund may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the fund's performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the fund's investment strategy, however, this may hurt the fund's performance.

For additional information regarding the unique attributes and risks of this ETF, see the additional risk discussion at the end of this material.

Overview

Seeks to provide a total return exceeding the benchmark over a market cycle by using a growth U.S. equity strategy that integrates environment, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process.

Key Facts
Investment Objective
Seeks capital appreciation
Inception Date
06/29/2021
Morningstar Category
Large Growth
Benchmark
Russell 1000 Growth IndexA
Total Assets
$15,018,089.76
As of 02/27/2024
Shares Outstanding
300,000.00
As of 02/27/2024
Total Holdings
86
As of 12/31/2023
Distribution Frequency
Quarterly
Fees
Gross Expense Ratio
0.39%
Trading Information
Ticker
ESGY
CUSIP
025072380
ISIN
US0250723808
SEDOL
BNG2TK3
Exchange
NYSE Arca

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Trading

As of 02/27/2024
Daily Market Prices
Closing Price
$50.06
Bid Ask Midpoint
$50.06
Day High Price
$50.12
Day Low Price
$50.06
Bid Ask Spread
0.08%
30-Day Median Bid Ask Spread
0.10%
52-Week Range
52-Week High
$51.12
52-Week Low
$33.64

Premium Discount

As of 02/27/2024

0.00%

Tracking Error

Tracking Error

0.06%

As of 02/27/2024

Proxy Overlap

Proxy Overlap

87.19%

As of 02/27/2024

There are currently no halted securities.

Performance

ESGY
Market Price
Russell 1000 Growth 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 the 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 an exchange. 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).

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
12/18/2023
$0.0375
$0.0375
$45.43
09/21/2023
$0.0509
$0.0509
$40.23
06/20/2023
$0.0322
$0.0322
$40.84
03/23/2023
$0.0472
$0.0472
$35.67

Historical Distribution (CSV)

Portfolio

As of 01/31/2024

Weighted Average Market Cap
1128.87 B

Holdings
86

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 12/31/202386 Equity Issues
As of 01/31/2024
Sectors
% Portfolio
Information Technology
48%
Consumer Discretionary
14%
Health Care
11%
Communication Services
11%
Financials
7%
Industrials
5%
Consumer Staples
3%
Materials
1%
Real Estate
1%
Energy
<1%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%
As of 01/31/2024
Issuer
% Portfolio
Microsoft Corp
14.96%
Apple Inc
9.56%
Alphabet Inc
6.57%
NVIDIA Corp
5.99%
Amazon.com Inc
4.98%
Visa Inc
3.65%
Meta Platforms Inc
3.26%
UnitedHealth Group Inc
2.25%
Mastercard Inc
2.24%
salesforce.com Inc
1.71%
% of Top Portfolio Holdings
55.17%
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
98%
Denmark
2%
Netherlands
1%
Due to rounding, these values may exceed 100%

Team

Joe Reiland, CFA avatar
Joe Reiland, CFA

Vice President

Senior Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2000


Industry Start

1995

Rene Casis avatar
Rene Casis

Vice President

Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2018


Industry Start

1999

Rob Bove avatar
Rob Bove

Portfolio Manager

Firm Start

2005


Industry Start

1995

Scott Marolf avatar
Scott Marolf

Portfolio Manager

Senior Investment Analyst

Firm Start

2008


Industry Start

2005

David Cross, CFA avatar
David Cross, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Senior Investment Analyst

Firm Start

2016


Industry Start

2003

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.

Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Proxy Portfolio Risk: The goal of the Proxy Portfolio is to track closely the daily performance of the Actual Portfolio. The Proxy Portfolio is designed to reflect the economic exposures and the risk characteristics of the Actual Portfolio on any given trading day.

  • ETFs trading on the basis of a published Proxy Portfolio may exhibit wider premiums and discounts, bid/ask spreads, and tracking error than other ETFs using the same investment strategies that publish their portfolios on a daily basis, especially during periods of market disruption or volatility. Therefore, shares of the fund may cost investors more to trade than shares of a traditional ETF.

  • Each day the fund calculates the overlap between the holdings of the prior Business Day's Proxy Portfolio compared to the Actual Portfolio (Proxy Overlap) and the difference, in percentage terms, between the Proxy Portfolio per share NAV and that of the Actual Portfolio (Tracking Error).

  • Although the fund seeks to benefit from keeping its portfolio information secret, market participants may attempt to use the Proxy Portfolio to identify a fund's trading strategy, which if successful, could result in such market participants engaging in certain predatory trading practices that may have the potential to harm the fund and its shareholders.

Premium/Discount Risk: Although the Proxy Portfolio is intended to provide investors with enough information to allow for an effective arbitrage mechanism that will keep the market price of the fund at or close to the underlying net asset value (NAV) per share of the fund, there is a risk (which may increase during periods of market disruption or volatility) that market prices will vary significantly from the underlying NAV of the fund.

Trading Issues Risk: Trading halts may have a greater impact on this fund compared to other ETFs due to the fund's nontransparent structure.

Authorized Participant Concentration Risk: Only an authorized participant may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with the fund. The fund may have a limited number of institutions that act as authorized participants. The fact that the fund is offering a novel and unique structure may affect the number of entities willing to act as Authorized Participants. During times of market stress, Authorized Participants may be more likely to step away from this type of ETF than a traditional ETF.

Many of American Century's investment strategies incorporate the consideration of environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) factors into their investment processes in addition to traditional financial analysis. However, when doing so, the portfolio managers may not consider ESG factors with respect to every investment decision and, even when such factors are considered, they may conclude that other attributes of an investment outweigh ESG considerations when making decisions for the portfolio. The consideration of ESG factors may limit the investment opportunities available to a portfolio, and the portfolio may perform differently than those that do not incorporate ESG considerations. ESG data used by the portfolio managers often lacks standardization, consistency, and transparency, and for certain companies such data may not be available, complete, or accurate.

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.

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.

Russell 1000® Growth Index

Measures the performance of those Russell 1000 Index companies (the 1,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, based on total market capitalization) with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

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.

Halted Securities: Secondary market trading of a security held by the ETF may be halted by a stock exchange because of market conditions or other reasons, such as extraordinary market volatility. Securities that have experienced a period without a readily available market quotation will be disclosed on this page.

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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