esgBRM.IB™ : ESG Broad Market Portfolio

Managed by Interactive Advisors

2.9% Last 30 days 1.4% Last 90 days - Last 365 days - Sharpe Ratio - Max Drawdown

esgBRM.IB™ : ESG Broad Market Portfolio

Managed by Interactive Advisors

2.9% Last 30 days 1.4% Last 90 days - Last 365 days - Sharpe Ratio - Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Smart Beta
AUM fee 0.11%
• Investment minimum: $1,000
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The ESG Broad Market portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically invest in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors while delivering return and risk characteristics of large and mid cap stocks within the US equity market. The portfolio is implemented using a rules-based approach and offered at a relatively low cost.


We use third-party-provided ESG scores in our portfolio screening and construction process. We consider several relevant metrics that are scored and weighted to form the Environmental, Social and Governance category scores which we use to select companies with attractive ESG scores.


The portfolio is constructed using a rules-based algorithm to determine position allocations. The investable universe includes the largest market capitalization companies that trade in the US stock exchanges and have above average ESG scores relative to their industry. Allocations are a blend of capitalization weights and equal weights. The portfolio is rebalanced quarterly.

Allocation discipline

The portfolio has between 400 to 600 names, including large and mid-cap companies that have above average ESG scores relative to their industry. The allocations are a blend of equal and capitalization weight.

Sell discipline

Sell decisions are based only upon the quarterly rebalance criteria; every quarter the portfolio is rebalanced to target weights.


Positions in stocks undergoing corporate actions may be sold or adjusted.

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All costs shown are estimated.
Estimates given are based on an estimated turnover and average share price. Actual turnover and share prices might vary leading to higher or lower initial and annual costs.
Annual costs are the costs to manage the investment plus the estimated trading commission to re-balance the portfolio, estimated on an annual basis.
Initial costs are the estimated trading commissions incurred in establishing the portfolio.
  • All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. This information was calculated on September 20, 2019.

    Daily returns
    Russell 1000 ETF
    S&P 500 ETF
    Manager (net of fees)
    Last 30 days 2.9% 2.5% 2.3%
    Last 90 days 1.4% 1.9% 1.8%
    Last 365 Days   4.1% 3.1%
    Since inception 2.8% 4.4% 3.5%
    2019 (YTD)   21.0% 20.3%
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About Interactive Advisors

Interactive Advisors is a pioneer in online investing. Interactive Advisors offers a variety of portfolios, including the Smart Beta portfolios, which are managed by Interactive Advisors's Chief Investment Officer and Investment Management team. The “Smart Beta” approach to portfolio construction is grounded in academic research. The goal is to achieve an alternative risk-return profile which is more attractive than a simple capitalization-weighted index such as the S&P 500. Interactive Advisors Smart Beta portfolios are designed to provide systematic exposure to a fundamental factor or combination of factors. Portfolios are constructed using a rules-based approach and offered at a relatively low cost.

Important Information

  1. This portfolio was launched on Interactive Advisors on April 05, 2019. On that date, Interactive Advisors started trading its own funds in a brokerage account trading this strategy. This portfolio was opened to client investments on April 30, 2019.
  2. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.
  3. This portfolio uses an ESG investment strategy. Such a strategy could limit the types and number of investment opportunities available to this portfolio, lead the portfolio to underperform a portfolio without an ESG focus or with a distinct ESG focus, and result in the portfolio investing in securities or industry sectors that underperform the market as a whole or foregoing opportunities to invest in securities that might otherwise be advantageous to invest in. Interactive Advisors could also be unsuccessful in creating a portfolio composed of companies that exhibit positive ESG characteristics.
  4. To invest in this portfolio, Interactive Advisors clients must:
    • Sign an Investment Management Agreement with and become clients of Interactive Advisors;
    • Consent to trading with another Interactive Brokers LLC client who is a liquidity provider in order to be able to buy and sell fractions of stocks, which do not trade on the open market. Clients may revoke this consent at any time but, if they do, they will no longer be able to invest in this portfolio. (Clients can see these fractional trades with the liquidity provider listed and identified on the periodic activity statements they receive from Interactive Brokers LLC); and
    • Obtain the minimum risk score required for each portfolio and acknowledge certain risk disclosures.
  5. Interactive Advisors manages this portfolio by trading its own funds in a separate firm-owned brokerage account and replicating this trading in the accounts of investing clients as follows:
    • Interactive Advisors initially funds and trades a fixed amount of its own funds in a separate brokerage account associated with this portfolio;
    • Interactive Advisors replicates the trading in this brokerage account in the accounts of clients investing in this portfolio in order to implement its replication-based investment process; and
    • Interactive Advisors periodically rebalances this portfolio, resulting in rebalacing transactions in investing clients’ accounts.
  6. The actual performance of the manager account displayed on this page is based on the performance of an Interactive Advisors proprietary account invested using this strategy and is calculated by Interactive Advisors on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions. The actual performance for this portfolio is presented “net of fees” and reflects the deduction of the Interactive Advisors advisory fee, Interactive Brokers LLC brokerage and other commissions and expenses that a client has to pay if he invests in this portfolio after the launch date.
  7. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any Interactive Advisors client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in an Interactive Advisors client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the performance of the Interactive Advisors account managing this portfolio and portrayed on this page based on a variety of factors, such as trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions, and different corporate actions. Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their Interactive Advisors account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
  8. Clients may restrict any of the securities traded in their account, but should note that any restrictions they place on their investments could affect the performance of their account leading it to perform differently, worse or better, than (a) Interactive Advisors’ account managing the portfolio or (b) other client accounts invested in the same portfolio.
  9. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to invest in a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Interactive Advisors, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  10. The actual performance chart is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors (Thomson Reuters Worldscope database) to provide these returns. Neither Interactive Advisors nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  11. Interactive Advisors’ management of this portfolio and some of the information on this page relies on data from third-party sources, including third parties providing ESG score information. While Interactive Advisors believes the data is uses in its investment management processes is obtained from reliable sources, it did not audit or validate this data, which may contain errors.
  12. Benchmark returns displayed have been calculated by Interactive Advisors using daily adjusted close prices and include dividend income. More information here. Interactive Advisors uses only investable ETFs as benchmarks. Investable ETF returns reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
  13. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Interactive Advisors, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  14. Not all transactions listed on this page or underlying the performance information displayed on this page will appear in accounts due to Interactive Advisors’ trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  15. Quarterly rebalances in this portfolio will result in numerous transactions in many of the stocks held in this portfolio and client accounts investing in this portfolio. Clients will incur transaction costs for any trading in their account (including periodic rebalance trades) such as commissions payable to Interactive Brokers LLC, Interactive Advisors’ affiliated broker-dealer, which is a conflict of interest. Clients could be required to report some or all of these periodic rebalance trades on their tax forms. Clients should consult an accountant or tax attorney on tax matters as Interactive Advisors does not provide tax advice or prepare tax documents for its clients. Interactive Brokers LLC provides certain tools to assist you with your tax filings, but these tools may only be able to support a limited number of trades.