AXS Investments, a leading asset manager providing access to alternative investments for growth, income and diversification, today announced the launch of the AXS Brendan Wood TopGun Index ETF (TGN).
TGN seeks to track the Brendan Wood TopGun Index, which includes approximately 25 companies representing the top 2% of companies in the Brendan Wood Shareholder Conviction Universe of more than 1,200 potential investment targets. The index is built upon the ownership convictions of a panel of global investment professionals who collectively oversee more than $55 trillion in equity portfolios. These panelists contribute their stock-by-stock assessments to the index provider, Brendan Wood International, generated from up to 2,000 meetings during the year. Their insights deliver consensus around those companies labeled TopGun™ investment targets, and as the panelists’ demand shifts among sectors, the index shifts accordingly.
“TGN has a simple but powerful focus: provide exposure to the best quality stocks in the highest demand sectors,” said Greg Bassuk, Chief Executive Officer of AXS Investments. “We are excited to partner with Brendan Wood in bringing first-of-its-kind access for individuals to their world-renowned TopGun philosophy and methodology. While select institutions have benefited from Brendan Wood’s TopGun access for decades, the TGN ETF offers those same investment attributes to the broader investing public.”
“Since 1970, Brendan Wood International has independently researched and developed original ideas which enhance performance in the global capital markets. In seeking an entrepreneurial asset management firm to introduce the TopGun concept to the public market, we sought out a creative and disciplined investment manager who would exercise due diligence and approach the market with a game changer concept,” said Brendan Wood, Chairman and CEO of Brendan Wood International. “AXS patiently subjected the TopGun™ concept to meticulous examination and concluded that its clients would benefit from an ETF dedicated to the TopGun Index. AXS is intent on challenging the status quo with unique investment ideas, and we are delighted to deliver the TopGun Index to the safe hands and client care of the AXS team.”
About AXS Investments
AXS Investments is a leading alternative investment manager providing a diversified family of alternative and sustainable investments for growth, income and diversification. The firm empowers investors to diversify their portfolios with investments previously available only to the largest institutional and high net worth investors. The investor-friendly AXS funds are time-tested, liquid, transparent and managed by high pedigreed portfolio managers with long and strong track records. For more information, visit www.axsinvestments.com.
About Brendan Wood International
Brendan Wood International (BWI), formed in 1970, is a private partnership generating independent performance audits throughout the world. Relying on real time intelligence, the firm advises public companies, institutional and activist investors, investment banks and broker dealers on strategy, performance and recruitment of TopGun talent. The firm’s partners have formally presented at 1000+ C level strategy meetings and corporate off sites in fifty cities. Brendan Wood founded the exclusive TopGun Club.