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Angel Oak Capital Advisors’ UltraShort Income ETF Surpasses $100M in Assets in One Year, Sets Stage for ETF Platform Growth in 2024

The structured credit-focused investment shop finds success in delivering distinct income solutions under the exchange-traded fund wrapper, sub-advisory services

Angel Oak Capital Advisors LLC, an investment management firm that specializes in value-driven structured credit, is proud to announce that the Angel Oak UltraShort Income ETF (NYSE: UYLD) has grown to more than $100 million in assets under management in less than one year since its inception on Oct. 24, 2022. This important milestone reflects Angel Oak’s success since launching its exchange-traded fund platform one-year ago, which has grown to approximately $300 million in assets under advisement across its two funds and through its sub-advisory services.

Launched in October 2022, UYLD was the company’s initial entry into the ETF market. Now accessible on more than 20 platforms, including LPL Financial, Stifel Nicolaus, Rockefeller Capital Management and Schwab, the Fund offers investors a distinct yield profile through its investments, primarily in non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities and consumer-based asset-backed securities, while maintaining a duration below one year. Angel Oak’s distinct approach aims to provide advisors with a higher-yielding, short-duration ETF compared to conventional money market strategies or other short-duration funds. The Fund has outperformed cash-like investments and many of its peers since its inception.1

“We’re pleased that our team’s approach and strategy have delivered for our investors at the one-year mark,” said Ward Bortz, ETF portfolio manager and head of distribution for public strategies at Angel Oak. “We remain in a complex fixed-income environment, but our approach to managing duration risk coupled with the ability to find higher income without reducing credit quality has resonated with investors across Angel Oak’s broad platform, including our ETF solutions.”

In 2024, Angel Oak intends to grow its ETF platform substantially, bringing new ETFs to market and opportunistically serving as a sub-advisor to support asset managers bringing new and innovative strategies to market. Alongside UYLD, Angel Oak also offers the Angel Oak Income ETF (NYSE: CARY). These ETFs complement Angel Oak’s group of public and private strategies, which include hedge funds, closed-end funds, interval funds and mutual funds that are predominantly focused on opportunities in non-agency RMBS and structured credit more generally.

“Angel Oak has thrived by delivering a broad platform of distinct investment strategies to both institutional investors and advisors,” remarked Sreeni Prabhu, group chief investment officer and managing partner at Angel Oak. “We believe that the infrastructure we have built over the past ten years combined with our investment prowess can help build a leading ETF platform dedicated to delivering differentiated, structured credit-driven solutions for advisors.”

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1Since UYLD’s inception date of Oct. 24, 2022, UYLD has returned 6.00%, the Bloomberg U.S. Treasury Bills Index has returned 4.42% and the Morningstar Ultrashort Bond Category has returned 5.04% as of Sept. 30.

About Angel Oak Capital Advisors

Angel Oak is an investment management firm focused on providing compelling fixed-income investment solutions to its clients. Backed by a value-driven approach, Angel Oak seeks to deliver attractive, risk-adjusted returns through a combination of stable current income and price appreciation. Its experienced investment team seeks the best opportunities in fixed income, with a specialization in mortgage-backed securities and other areas of structured credit.

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2 The inception date of the Angel Oak UltraShort Income ETF was 10/24/22.

Current performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Performance quoted is past performance and is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance to the most recent month end can be obtained by calling 855-751-4324.

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The Angel Oak Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.


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