Build Bond Innovation ETF

Market Price:
NAV Change:
-$0.02 / -0.08%
Market Price Change:
-$0.03 / -0.15%
as of 2022-09-29

Fund Objective

The Build Bond Innovation ETF is an actively-managed bond fund that seeks risk mitigation and growth via a mix of fixed income and equity options. The ETF typically has 90% to 95% of its holdings in investment grade bonds, with the remaining assets seeking upside by using a long only options overlay. The fund is designed to be used as a core bond complement. It seeks to outperform the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index over a full market cycle without taking on excess risk.


Why use BFIX?

    • BFIX may appeal to investors with conservative or risk mitigation objectives
    • Seeks to mitigate credit and interest rate risk with investment grade bond core with duration typically shorter than benchmark
    • Equity options overlay seeks enhanced total return profile vs. benchmark
    • Monthly dividend distribution provides income
BFIX portfolio construction pie chart. Investment grade fixed income core makes up majority of pie. Rules-based options overlay tied to S&P 500 Index makes up small portion of pie chart.

How to use BFIX

Core Bond Allocation

  • Use to complement or replace a core fixed income or investment grade credit exposure
  • BFIX seeks to provide higher total returns for a similar risk profile to the benchmark, without reaching for yield or taking long duration risk

Risk Mitigation

  • Use to seek lower downside risk, while retaining attractive upside and downside capture profile
  • May increase credit quality and reduce volatility for a high yield bond allocation

Portfolio Diversification

  • With its unique structure, BFIX may have lower correlations to traditional equity and fixed income exposures, offering diversification benefits to a multi-asset class portfolio

Fund Overview

as of 2022-09-27
Ticker Symbol:BFIX
Gross Expense Ratio:0.50%
NAV Change:-$0.02 / -0.08%
Market Price:$22.89
Market Price Change:-$0.03 / -0.15%
Total Assets:$31,453,194.20
Shares Outstanding:1375000
Inception Date:2022-02-09
Premium Discount:0.07%
30 Day Median Bid Ask Spread:0.30%

Monthly Fund Performance

as of 2022-08-31
 1mo3mo6mo1yrSince Inception
Market Price-0.98%-2.56%-6.59%--6.86%
Bloomberg US Agg Total Return-2.83%-2.01%-7.76%--7.78%
 1yr3yr5yrSince Inception
Market Price----

Quarterly Fund Performance

as of 2022-06-30
 1mo3mo6mo1yrSince Inception
Market Price-1.92%-4.34%---6.25%
Bloomberg US Agg Total Return-1.57%-4.69%---7.36%
 1yr3yr5yrSince Inception
Market Price----

NAV, or Net Asset Value: The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day. Market Price: The current price at which shares are bought and sold. Market returns are based upon the last trade price.

Distribution Information

Distribution Information
Distribution Frequency: Monthly
30 Day SEC Yield: 3.22
Ex-Div DateRecord DatePayable DateAmount ($)Amount (%)

Portfolio Holdings

as of 2022-09-29

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91282CAF891282CAF8UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 08/15/2023390000012.42%
91282CCU391282CCU3UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 08/31/2023390000012.39%
91282CDD091282CDD0UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.375% 10/31/2023322818210.22%
91282CAP691282CAP6UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 10/15/2023322818210.21%
912828R28912828R28UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 1.625% 04/30/202326054568.48%
91282CBX891282CBX8UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 04/30/202325000008.06%
912828ZY9912828ZY9UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 07/15/202325000007.99%
912828VB3912828VB3UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 1.75% 05/15/202323000007.48%
91282CCN991282CCN9UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 07/31/202322500007.18%
912828S35912828S35UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 1.375% 06/30/202317500005.66%
912828ZP8912828ZP8UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 05/15/202313500004.35%
912810SN9912810SN9UNITED STATES TREAS BDS 1.25% 05/15/20506986381.31%
91282CDJ791282CDJ7UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 1.375% 11/15/20313854561.04%
29250NBG929250NBG9ENBRIDGE INC MTN CDS- 0.55% 10/04/20231460000.46%
Cash&OtherCash&OtherCash & Other135317.270.45%
SPY 230616C00375000SPY 230616C00375000SPY OPTI CLL OPT 06/23 375320.36%
SPY 221216C00334000SPY 221216C00334000SPDR S&P CLL OPT 12/22 334150.23%
91282CDR991282CDR9UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.75% 12/31/2023590920.19%
9128284L19128284L1UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 2.75% 04/30/2023554560.18%
SPY 230915C00400000SPY 230915C00400000SPY OPTI CLL OPT 09/23 400200.18%
91282CBE091282CBE0UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 01/15/2024554560.17%
91282CBA891282CBA8UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.125% 12/15/2023536380.17%
023135AJ5023135AJ5AMAZON COM INC 2.5% 11/29/2022390000.13%
9128285P19128285P1UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 2.875% 11/30/2023318200.10%
036752AQ6036752AQ6ELEVANCE HEALTH INC 0.45% 03/15/2023300000.10%
91282CAW191282CAW1UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.25% 11/15/2023281820.09%
91282CDM091282CDM0UNITED STATES TREAS NTS 0.5% 11/30/2023281820.09%
151020AX2151020AX2CELGENE CORP 2.75% 02/15/2023250000.08%
369550AW8369550AW8GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP 1.875% 08/15/2023150000.05%
718172CQ0718172CQ0PHILIP MORRIS INTL INC 1.125% 05/01/2023140000.05%
SPY 230317C00351000SPY 230317C00351000SPDR S&P CLL OPT 03/23 35140.05%
494550BM7494550BM7KINDER MORGAN ENERGY PARTNERS SR GLBL NT 23 3.45% 02/15/202380000.03%
316773CZ1316773CZ1FIFTH THIRD BANCORP 1.625% 05/05/202390000.03%
67077MAV067077MAV0NUTRIEN LTD 1.9% 05/13/202350000.02%
025816BW8025816BW8AMERICAN EXPRESS CO 3.7% 08/03/202320000.01%
761713AY2761713AY2REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC 4.85% 09/15/202320000.01%
828807DD6828807DD6SIMON PPTY GROUP LP 2.75% 06/01/202330000.01%

Portfolio holdings and allocations are subject to change and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security.

How to Buy

BFIX Availability for Individuals and Advisors

Individual Brokerage Accounts

Individual investors may be able to purchase shares of BFIX on the popular brokerage platforms listed below. Please log into your brokerage account and search for the ticker symbol BFIX to check availability. If BFIX is not available, please reach out to your brokerage for more information. You may also call us at (833) 852-8453.

Financial Advisor Platforms

Financial advisors may be able to purchase shares of BFIX on their platforms. Please check with your platform provider or call us at (833) 852-8453 if you require assistance.




Investment Grade Fixed Income – To be considered an investment grade issue, the company must be rated at ‘BBB’ or higher by Standard and Poor’s or Moody’s. Anything below this ‘BBB’ rating is considered non-investment grade.

30-Day SEC Yield – Yield calculation that reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period after the deduction of the fund’s expenses. It is also referred to as the “standardized yield.”

Call Option – A call is an option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time.

Put Option – Put options give holders of the option the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time frame.

Weighted Average Maturity – Weighted average maturity is a measure of the overall maturity of the debt securities in a portfolio.

Duration – Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a bond or other debt instrument to a change in interest rates. Duration can measure how long it takes, in years, for an investor to be repaid the bond’s price by the bond’s total cash flows. Duration can also measure the sensitivity of a bond’s or fixed income portfolio’s price to changes in interest rates. In general, the higher the duration, the more a bond’s price will drop as interest rates rise (and the greater the interest rate risk). For example, if rates were to rise 1%, a bond or bond fund with a five-year average duration would likely lose approximately 5% of its value.

Option-Adjusted Duration – A measure of fixed income duration that accounts for the effect of a call option on the expected life of a bond.


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BFIX News & Insights

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Four Macro Trends Every Advisor Needs to Know

In the past three years, financial markets have faced unprecedented challenges ranging from the worst pandemic in 100 years, the biggest armed conflict in Europe since World War II, the largest drawdown in bonds ever, and highest inflation in more than 40 years. The resultant market volatility has left many financial advisors unsure of what to do next, but savvy advisors know there are throughlines in the narrative. These are the four key macro trends we believe every advisor needs to be watching to drive their clients’ success.

Contact Us

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) before investing. To obtain an ETF’s prospectus containing this and other important information, please call (833) 852-8453, or visit Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION: An investment in the fund involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The fund’s investment objective is to seek capital appreciation and risk mitigation. The funds are new and have a limited operating history.

Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk; their value will normally decline as interest rates rise. Fixed income investments are also subject to credit risk, the risk that the issuer of a bond will fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perceptions of the issuer’s ability to make such payments will cause the price of that bond to decline. Investing in mortgage- and asset-backed securities involves interest rate, credit, valuation, extension and liquidity risks and the risk that payments on the underlying assets are delayed, prepaid, subordinated or defaulted on.

The Fund is actively managed, which means that investment decisions are made based on the Adviser’s investment views. There is no guarantee that the investment views will produce the desired results or expected returns, which may cause the Fund to fail to meet its investment objective or to underperform its benchmark index or funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The Fund invests in ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and is therefore subject to the same risks as the underlying securities in which the ETF invests as well as entails higher expenses than if invested into the underlying ETF directly. While the option overlay is intended to improve the Fund’s performance, there is no guarantee that it will do so. Utilizing an option overlay strategy involves the risk that as the buyer of a call option, the Fund risks losing the entire premium invested in the option if the Fund does not exercise the option. Also, securities and options traded in over-the-counter markets may trade less frequently and in limited volumes and thus exhibit more volatility and liquidity risk.

Build Asset Management, LLC (a/k/a Build Asset Management and/or Get Building) is the investment advisor to the BFIX ETF. Build is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any skill or training.  Build Asset Management does not provide legal or tax advice.  Please consult your legal or tax professionals for specific advice. Build does not guarantee any minimum level of investment performance or the success of any index portfolio, index, mutual fund or investment strategy. Past performance does not guarantee future results. There is a potential for loss in any investment, including loss of principal invested. All investments involve risk, and different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. Investment recommendations will not always be profitable.

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