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ETF SERIES SOLUTIONS
c/o U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
P.O. Box 701
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0701
The ALFI Prospectus and Summary Prospectus, and ALFA Prospectus and Summary Prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-617-0004. Read it carefully before investing.
Investments involve risk. Principal loss is possible. The AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF has the same risks as the underlying securities traded on the exchange throughout the day. Redemptions are limited and often commissions are charged on each trade, and ETFs may trade at a premium or discount to their net asset value. The AlphaClone Alternative ETF can make short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses in securities may exceed the original amount invested in a security. The AlphaClone International ETF fund is non-diversified, meaning they may concentrate their assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund. The AlphaClone International ETF fund invests in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater in emerging markets. Therefore, the fund is more exposed to individual stock volatility than a diversified fund. REITs may be affected by changes in the value of their underlying properties or mortgages or by defaults by their borrowers or tenants. Furthermore, these entities depend upon specialized management skills, have limited diversification and are, therefore, subject to risks inherent in financing a limited number of projects. In addition, the performance of a REIT may be affected by changes in the tax laws or by its failure to qualify for tax-free pass-through of income. Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from an investment in common stock. Holders of the units of MLPs have more limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the partnership. There are also certain tax risks associated with an investment in units of MLPs. In addition, conflicts of interest may exist between common unit holders, subordinated unit holders and the general partner of a MLP, including a conflict arising as a result of incentive distribution payments. The performance of the funds may diverge from that of their Index. Because the funds employ a representative sampling strategy and may also invest up to 20% of its assets in securities that are not included in the Index, or may overweight or underweight certain components of the Index, they may experience tracking error to a greater extent than a fund that seeks to replicate an index. The funds are not actively managed and may be affected by a general decline in market segments related to the index. The funds invest in securities included in, or representative of securities included in, their index, regardless of their investment merits. Outside the index construction rules, the funds do not take defensive positions under any market conditions, including conditions that are adverse to the performance of the funds. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies may affect the value of the ADRs and the value of your Fund shares. Investing in small cap companies involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility than large companies.
The AlphaClone Hedge Fund Downside Hedged Index represents equity securities that are favored by hedge funds and institutional investors in their public disclosures. The index is equal weighted with an overlap bias which gives a security held by twice the number of managers twice the weight. The index is reconstituted quarterly and can vary between being long only and market neutral. The index's adjustment in long/short positions does not guarantee against market loss. The AlphaClone International Downside Hedged Index represents American Depository Receipts (ADR) securities that are favored by hedge funds and institutional investors in their public disclosures. The index is equal weighted with an overlap bias which gives a security held by twice the number of managers twice the weight. The index is reconstituted quarterly and can vary between being long only and market neutral. The index's adjustment in long/short positions does not guarantee against market loss. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged market index generally considered representative of the stock market as a whole. The index focuses on the Large-Cap segment of the U.S. Equities market. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index. This material has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission. Nothing on this website should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of the Funds in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
The AlphaClone ETFs are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. The AlphaClone Alterative Alpha ETF’s investment advisor is Exchange Traded Concepts LLC. The AlphaClone International ETF’s investment advisor is AlphaClone, Inc. The funds’ sub-advisor is Vident Investment Advisory LLC. AlphaClone, Inc. owns the indexes that underlie the funds. KCG Americas LLC is the funds’ lead market maker. Quasar is not affiliated with AlphaClone, Exchange Traded Concepts, Vident, or KCG Americas. The AlphaClone logo is a service mark of AlphaClone, Inc.