Cboe Vest 10 - Year Interest Rate Hedge ETF

The first targeted ETF seeking to generate capital appreciation from an increase in the 10 - year interest rate.

Why Invest

Why Invest

Interest rate risk is a profound and ever-present threat to portfolios

Portfolios are continuously exposed to risk resulting from changes in interest rates. If interest rates rise, the value of a bond or other fixed-income investment in the secondary market will decline. Other assets in multi-asset portfolios, such as equities, may also be susceptible to interest rate fluctuations.

In a world where many assets may decline in value when rates rise, Cboe Vest 10-Year Interest Rate Hedge ETF (RYSE) provides a much-needed alternative. Structured to benefit from an increase in the 10-year rate, the ETF can be used in a typical portfolio to offset some of the risk of rising interest rates.

Learn how interest rates affect bonds and equities
Interest rate risk is a profound and ever-present threat to portfolios
Portfolios may be unprepared for a new regime of rising interest rates

Interest rates peaked in the early 1980s and declined to nearly zero over the next four decades.

Market Yield on U.S. Treasury Securities at 10-Year Constant Maturity
January 2, 1962 - December 5, 2022
Source: FRED

Lulled by declining rates over this long period, many investors did not fully appreciate the risks of interest rate increases. So, the rate hikes that began in 2022 in response to inflation led to broad and sustained declines in portfolio values, revealing investors’ unpreparedness for a rising rate regime. RYSE seeks to remedy this by providing a distinctive tool to counteract rising interest rates.

A new interest rate regime requires new risk management tools

While a broad set of investors may be largely unprepared for interest rate risk, institutional investors have sophisticated tools, including interest rate-linked derivatives, to hedge such risks. In fact, the global market value of interest rate-linked derivatives is bigger than the market for derivatives for all other asset classes, including foreign exchange, equities, credit and commodities, combined.

How interest rates affect bonds and equities

Unfortunately, interest rate hedging solutions have, until recently, largely been out of reach for a broader set of investors. RYSE seeks to change that.

Introducing: Targeted interest rate hedging

RYSE provides access to institutional-quality targeted interest rate hedging, with the convenience of a broadly accessible exchange-traded fund (ETF).

How It Works

How It Works

RYSE seeks to generate capital appreciation from rising 10-year interest rates. The fund is designed to deliver a specific outcome over a calendar quarter (“quarter”):

  • RYSE seeks to deliver positive returns, before any fees and expenses, when the 10-year rate rises; RYSE is expected to experience losses when the 10-year rate falls.
  • Before fees and expenses, RYSE will generally: seek to limit losses to a maximum loss of 15%, with the potential upside capped between 15% to 35%. The upside cap could be more or less depending on market conditions.

To achieve its investment objective, RYSE invests in options on interest rate swaps, known as “interest rate swaptions.” Each quarter, the fund purchases and sells swaptions to create the downside limits to losses (“floor”) and upside caps to gains (“cap”).

Where It Fits

Where It Fits

RYSE is structured to have a positive sensitivity to the rise in the 10-year rate. This allows it to serve as an alternative to conventional asset classes, which tend to depreciate in a rising rate environment. The fund can fit in four places in an investor’s portfolio:

  • Fixed-income allocation: As an offset to bond duration risks.

  • Equity sleeves: As a hedge against stocks (particularly longer-duration growth stocks) depreciating from rising interest rates.

  • Alternatives: Structurally designed to behave as an alternative to conventional asset classes.

  • Inflation hedge: Since rising interest rates can be triggered by an increase in inflation, in select conditions, RYSE may also be used as a hedge against rising inflation.

RYSE is structured to have a positive sensitivity to the rise in the 10-year rate.
Fund Overview

Fund Overview

  • Ticker  RYSE
  • CUSIP  26922B659
  • Inception Date  02-02-2023
  • Distribution Frequency  Quarterly
  • Exchange  Cboe
  • 30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread  0.26
  • Gross Expense Ratio 0.85%
  • NAV as of 12-08-2023 $29.72
  • Market Price as of 12-08-2023 $29.72
  • Premium/Discount as of 12-08-2023 0.03
¹ There can be no guarantee that the fund will be successful in its strategy to provide protection against declines below a floor in the 10-year rate over a calendar quarter.
Resources & FAQs

Resources & FAQs


How are the caps set?  

How are the floors set?  

Why are the caps reset after each quarter?​  

What is duration?  

What are options?  

What is an interest rate derivative?  

What is a financial instrument?  

What is a derivative?  

What is an interest rate swaption?  

What is a swap?  

What is a hedge?  

Invest in RYSE

Invest in RYSE

RYSE is open to individual and institutional investors, and can be purchased through a financial professional or in brokerage accounts at leading investment firms. For additional information, call 855-979-6060
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Investors should consider the investment objectives, potential risks, management fees, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in the Fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained online, or by calling 855-505-VEST (8378). Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Distributed by Quasar Distributors LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC.

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Risk Factors

Investments involve risks. Principal loss is possible. The value of an investment will fluctuate and may be worth more or less than the original investment. There can be no guarantee that the fund will be successful in its strategy to provide a hedge against declines below a floor in the 10-year rate over a quarter.

Swaptions Risk. The Fund will invest in swaptions. A swaption is an option contract that gives the holder the right (but not the obligation) to enter into a swap at a predetermined rate at expiration in exchange for a premium payment. Swaptions enable the Fund to purchase exposure that is significantly greater than the premium paid. Consequently, the value of swaptions can be volatile, and a small investment in swaptions can have a large impact on the performance of the Fund. The Fund risks losing all or part of the cash paid (premium) for purchasing swaptions. Additionally, the value of the option may be lost if the Fund fails to exercise such option at or prior to its expiration.

Interest Rate Swaps Risk. The Fund will invest in interest rate swaps. In an interest rate swap, the Fund and another party exchange their rights to receive interest payments based on a reference interest rate. Because interest rate movements do not always align with projections of a swap counterparty, interest rate swaps are subject to interest rate risk. An interest rate swap could result in losses if the underlying asset or reference does not perform as anticipated.

Counterparty Risk. The risk of loss to the Fund for derivative transactions (such as interest rate swaps or swaptions) that are entered into on a net basis depends on which party is obligated to pay the net amount to the other party. A counterparty may be unwilling or unable to make timely payments to meet its contractual obligations or may fail to return holdings that are subject to the agreement with the counterparty. If the counterparty or its affiliate becomes insolvent or bankrupt, or defaults on its payment obligations to the Fund, the value of an investment held by the Fund may decline.

Capped Upside Return Risk. To the extent that the Fund uses a derivatives instrument to cap the Fund’s return when the 10-year rate increases above a specified level at the end of the calendar quarter, the Fund will not participate in gains beyond the cap. In the event an investor purchases shares after the date on which the Fund enters into such derivative instruments (i.e., at the end of each calendar quarter) and the 10-year rate has risen to a level near to the cap, there may be little or no ability for that investor to experience an investment gain on their shares with respect to the 10-year rate during that quarter.

Floor Loss Risk. There can be no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its strategy to provide protection against declines below a floor in the 10-year rate over a calendar quarter. The Fund’s strategy seeks to hedge against increases in the 10-year rate, while limiting downside losses from a significant decrease in the 10-year rate, if shares are bought on the day on which the Fund enters into these derivatives and held until they expire at the end of the calendar quarter. In the event an investor purchases shares after the date on which the derivatives were entered into and the Fund has already increased in value, then the investor may experience losses prior to gaining the protection offered by the floor, which is not guaranteed. The Fund does not provide principal protection, and an investor may experience significant losses on its investment, including the loss of its entire investment.

ETF Risk. ETFs may trade at a premium or discount to NAV. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market prices (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Please see the prospectus for more information regarding these and other risks associated with the Fund.

Cboe Vest Financial LLC is an investment advisory firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Cboe Vest Financial LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cboe Vest Group Inc. Cboe Vest offers institutional-quality Target Outcome Investments® built on the backbone of its unique investment philosophy—that strive to buffer losses, amplify gains or provide consistent income—to a diverse spectrum of investors.