World Heart Day is celebrated annually on September 29 as an opportunity to think about heart disease and heart-related issues. Every year, more than 17 million people around the world die from heart-related illnesses – more than HIV, malaria and cancer combined1. Taking preventative steps and making changes to our lifestyle can help us to avoid cardiovascular disease, from heart attacks and heart failure, to strokes and other conditions.

Taking health to HART

World Heart Day has always been important to New York Life because of our work with the American Heart Association (AHA). But this year, it’s even closer to our hearts because of the launch of our health-focused ESG ETF in allignment with the American Heart Association. The IQ Healthy Hearts ETF (ticker: HART), is the new IQ Dual Impact ETFs by IndexIQ, a a New York Life Investments company, created in alignment with the American Heart Association. It seeks to align health values with investors’ financial goals by investing for both heart health and the fight against health inequity.

But just how does making people healthier align with investors’ financial goals?

How heart health can keep your portfolio beating

Big Tech, pharma, and wellness industries are racing towards heart health solutions — and there’s an expanding market for investors to dive into. In fact, the cardiovascular disease tech market is projected to reach $40B by 20302. Find out more about the financial pulse of health tech in this IndexIQ infographic.

Creating an impact

But of course, this ETF isn’t just about investor return potential.. It’s also about supporting people’s health and fighting back against heart disease, the number one killer in the US. To underscore their commitment to promoting better health, NYLIM and IndexIQ are donors to and supporters

of AHA’s Social Impact Fund*. Established in 2018, the Social Impact Fund invests in local entrepreneurs and organizations that support programs aimed at addressing the economic and social conditions that can affect a person’s health, such as social cohesion, employment, education, housing and food access. Find out how we’re removing the barriers to health inequity together.

Heart to HART

These dual goals come together in the IndexIQ Healthy Hearts (ticker: HART) ETF, which offers investors both the potential for attractive returns and the opportunity to give back to the AHA’s social impact fund, NYLIM’s contributions to the AHA’s charitable initiatives are based on a portion of the ETF's management fee. HART tracks the IQ CANDRIAM Healthy Hearts Index, which utilizes positive selection criteria, as well as exclusionary screens, to provide investors with exposure to well-known stocks of global companies involved in heart health. These companies may be diagnosing or treating cardiovascular disease, enabling people to adopt healthier lifestyles, or providing health education.

Read more about how investors can access growing healthy lifestyle trends across multiple sectors and advancements in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, while also contributing to positive change in the fight against health inequity, or watch our short video explainer.

World Heart Day

So many people have been affected by heart disease, and everyone can benefit from a healthy lifestyle. That’s why New York Life has such a multi-faceted relationship with the AHA. Not just New York Life Investments, but also our Technology and Fitness Center are all working with the AHA towards a heart-healthier future.

Visit our HART hub for all the information you need on how you and New York Life Investments can put HART into your portfolio.

*New York Life Investment Management LLC (NYLIM) and IndexIQ Advisors LLC (IndexIQ) are donors to and supporters of the American Heart Association’s Social Impact Fund and are making a substantial contribution to the Social Impact Fund.

Shares of the Fund are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by American Heart Association, Inc. (“AHA”). The Fund’s sponsor, IndexIQ, and its affiliates are donors to and supporters of AHA’s Social Impact Fund and are making a substantial contribution to the Social Impact Fund in connection with AHA’s agreement to license use of its name and trademarks to IndexIQ and its affiliates. AHA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to prospective or actual investors in the Fund or to any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in any financial product, including one seeking to track the Underlying Index, the ability of the Fund to track the performance of the Underlying Index, the ability of the Underlying Index to meet or exceed stock market performance, the suitability of the Fund or the ability of the Underlying Index or Fund to achieve its investment goals. AHA has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of shares of the Fund. AHA is not an investment adviser or a fund distributor or service provider. Inclusion of a security within the Underlying Index is not a recommendation by AHA to buy, sell or hold such security, nor is it considered to be investment advice or a guarantee that the investment goals of the Underlying Index will be achieved. AHA does not guarantee the accuracy and/or the completeness of the Underlying Index or any data included therein.

ESG Investing Style Risk Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating. There is no assurance that employing ESG strategies will result in more favorable investment performance.

The IQ CANDRIAM Healthy Hearts Index seeks to provide investors with exposure to select companies that are involved in the diagnosis and/or treatment of heart disease, or that provide goods or services that allow people to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus and the statement of additional information include this and other relevant information about the Fund and are available by visiting newyorklifeinvestments.com/etf. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

 

“New York Life Investments” is both a service mark, and the common trade name, of certain investment advisors affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company.

IndexIQ® is the indirect wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and serves as the advisor to the IndexIQ ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS) is the principal underwriter of the ETFs, and NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a distributor of the ETFs. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is located at 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with NYLIFE Distributors LLC. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC.

1https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death

2ID TechEx Research,12/18/2019

 

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Allison Scott
New York Life Insurance Company
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Allison_Scott@nylim.com

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