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Defiance ETFs Notes Several Key Developments in the Field of Quantum Computing; Announces Lower Expense Ratio for Its Quantum ETF (QTUM)


Advancements in the field of quantum computing continue to build; IBM unveils first standalone quantum computer

Defiance ETFs announced that it has lowered the expense ratio for its Defiance Quantum Computing ETF (QTUM). Effective January 14th, 2019, the expense ratio for QTUM was reduced from 0.65% to 0.40%.

“The past few months have seen a fresh wave of key news and developments in the field of both quantum computing and machine learning, capped off by IBM’s recent launch of its Q System One quantum computing system,” said Paul Dellaquila, Global Head of ETFs at Defiance. “As quantum computing advancements bring this disruptive technology to more industries and audiences, we want to make sure our innovative QTUM ETF is best positioned to be the go-to vehicle for investors who are interested investing in companies developing the underlying technologies behind quantum computing and machine learning.”

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Defiance ETFs offers investors access to transformative technology via targeted portfolios. Defiance ETFs’ distinct approach to disruptive investing empowers investors to be on the leading edge of technological developments that have the potential to alter industries and change how we experience the world.


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The Defiance Quantum Computing & Machine Learning ETF holds 1.45% in IBM as of 01/23/2019.

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