SOURCE: Elkhorn Investments

Elkhorn Investments

May 27, 2015 09:53 ET

Former Head of PowerShares Lists Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures ETF (CAPX)

The First Capex ETF

WHEATON, IL--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) -  Elkhorn Investments, LLC, an independent investment firm that designs, sponsors and distributes innovative financial solutions with industry-leading research partners, announced today the Elkhorn S&P 500® Capital Expenditures ETF (NASDAQ: CAPX) has begun trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market. CAPX seeks to track the performance of the S&P 500 Capex Efficiency Index (Index).

"We are pleased to receive a license from S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P 500 Capex Efficiency Index, bringing the first capital expenditures (capex) ETF to market," said Ben Fulton, Founder and CEO of Elkhorn Investments and former Managing Director of Global ETFs at Invesco PowerShares. "Capex is the reinvestment of resources back into a business and a key driver of future growth. The importance of capital expenditures has been widely overlooked in today's market."

The S&P 500 Capex Efficiency Index is designed to provide exposure to the 100 constituents of the S&P 500 which have exhibited the strongest capital discipline, in the form of efficient capital expenditures, over the near term. The Index focuses on capex efficiency, not just capex spending levels, providing exposure to stocks that have maximized sales per unit of capital expenditures.

"Research shows the efficiency by which a company deploys capex is a more comprehensive stock selection metric," added Graham Day, Director of Product Development at Elkhorn Investments. "Capex efficiency identifies companies best managing today's resources for future growth." 

"Firms that have been efficient in turning their capital expenditures into sales have historically outperformed the broader market," says Vinit Srivastava, Senior Director, Strategy Indices, at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "We believe that the S&P 500 Capex Efficiency Index provides investors with exposure to the capex efficiency factor, one that is currently sought after with buybacks and dividend payouts at all-time highs."

About Elkhorn
Founded in 2013, Elkhorn is redefining the relationship between investment strategy and product structure: designing, sponsoring and distributing innovative, research-based investments solutions. At Elkhorn, research drives design and advisors drive structural decisions. Elkhorn's founder, Ben Fulton, is a recognized leader in the ETF industry, leveraging 30 years of financial services experience to meet the needs of today's investment advisor. To learn more about Elkhorn or the Elkhorn Foundation please visit

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