Form 497K Columbia ETF Trust I

September 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

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Summary Prospectus
September 20, 2021
Columbia Short Duration Bond ETF
    
Ticker Symbol
SBND
Before you invest, you may want to review the Columbia Short Duration Bond ETF's (the Fund) prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund’s prospectus, reports to shareholders, statement of additional information and other information about the Fund online at https://www.columbiathreadneedleus.com/resources/literature/. You can also get this information at no cost by contacting your financial intermediary (such as a broker-dealer or bank), by calling 888.800.4347 or by sending an email to salesinquiries@columbiathreadneedle.com. This Summary Prospectus incorporates by reference the Fund’s prospectus, dated September 20, 2021, and current statement of additional information.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Shares of the Fund are listed and traded on NYSE Arca, Inc. (the Exchange).

 

Investment Objective
Columbia Short Duration Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, closely correspond to the performance of the Beta Advantage® Short Term Bond Index (the Index).
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. If such expenses were reflected, the expenses set forth below would be higher.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management fees(a) 0.25%
Distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees 0.00%
Other expenses(b) 0.00%
Total annual Fund operating expenses 0.25%
(a) Pursuant to the Investment Management Services Agreement with Columbia ETF Trust I on behalf of the Fund (the IMS Agreement), Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (the Investment Manager) pays the operating costs and expenses of the Fund, but not taxes, interest, brokerage expenses, portfolio transaction expenses, and infrequent and/or unusual expenses.
(b) Other expenses are based on estimated amounts for the Fund’s current fiscal year.
  Example
The following example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. The example illustrates the hypothetical expenses that you would incur over the time periods indicated (whether or not shares are redeemed), and assumes that:
you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the periods indicated,
your investment has a 5% return each year, and
the Fund’s total annual operating expenses remain the same as shown in the Annual Fund Operating Expenses table above.
The example also does not include transaction fees on purchases and redemptions of Creation Units (defined below) because those fees will not be imposed on retail investors. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on the assumptions listed above, your costs (based on estimated Fund expenses) would be:
  1 year 3 years
  $26 $80
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund may pay transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. Because the Fund is newly organized, portfolio turnover information is not available as of the date of this prospectus.
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Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to track the performance of the Index. The Fund invests substantially all its assets in securities within the Index, which are fixed income/debt instruments, or in securities, such as “to-be-announced” (TBA) securities, including mortgage dollar rolls, that the Fund’s investment adviser, Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (Columbia Management or the Investment Manager), determines have economic characteristics that are substantially the same as the economic characteristics of the securities within the Index.
The Index is owned and calculated by Bloomberg Index Services Limited (Bloomberg or the Index Provider), which is not affiliated with the Fund or Columbia Management. The Index was developed by Columbia Management working with the Index Provider.
Beta Advantage® Short Duration Bond Approach to Debt Market Investing. As part of its short duration bond focus, the Index reflects a rules-based strategic beta approach to measuring the performance of the debt market through representation of segments of the debt market in the Index, each focused on yield, quality, and liquidity of the particular segment. The Index, and therefore the Fund, will have exposure to the following segments of the debt market (% amount noted is the Index’s allocation to the particular segment at Index rebalancing and reconstitution, as described below): U.S. securitized debt (30%); U.S. corporate investment grade bonds (30%); U.S. corporate high yield bonds (20%); and emerging markets sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt (20%). The Index’s allocation to each of the four segments of the debt market, represented by six sub-index models, is fixed as of the date of each Index rebalancing and reconstitution, but may vary due to the performance of each segment between these events. The number of securities in each of the six sub-index models and the Index as a whole noted below are as of August 31, 2021 and are subject to change. The six sub-index models, each as discussed below, will generate all of the component securities of the Index. The constituents of each sub-index model are market value-weighted, meaning each constituent’s weight is proportionate to its market value.
Beta Advantage® Strategy to Investing in the U.S. Securitized Debt Segment. The Index holds, and therefore the Fund invests in, securities included in the following three sub-index models (10% each, for a total of 30% in the U.S. securitized debt segment), all of which are investment grade (have a credit rating above and including BAA3 using the Index Provider’s index rating methodology):
Securities in the Bloomberg US MBS Total Return Index (which is comprised of U.S. agency mortgage pass-through securities backed by pools of mortgages and issued by the following U.S. government-sponsored enterprises: Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC)) that meet the following selection criteria: have a 15-year fixed-rate program, and were issued 32 months ago or less. At August 31, 2021, this sub-index model held 26 selected securities.
Securities in the Bloomberg US Aggregate ABS Total Return Index (which is comprised of fixed-rate, publicly issued, U.S. dollar denominated automobile, credit card, device payment plan, equipment and stranded-cost utility asset-backed securities (ABS) with a minimum original deal size of at least $500 million, a tranche size of at least $25 million and a remaining weighted average life of at least one year) that meet the following selection criteria: this index model will only hold automobile bonds (which include auto loans, auto leases and floorplan loans to purchase automobile inventory) with a remaining weighted average life of less than five years. At August 31, 2021, this sub-index model held 313 selected securities.
Securities in the Bloomberg Non-Agency CMBS Aggregate Eligible Index (which is comprised of fixed-rate, publicly issued, U.S. dollar denominated, non-agency collateralized mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) with a minimum original deal size of at least $500 million, a tranche size of at least $25 million and a remaining weighted average life of at least one year) that meet the following selection criteria: have a remaining weighted average life of less than five years. At August 31, 2021, this sub-index model held 1,288 selected securities.
Beta Advantage® Strategy to Investing in the U.S. Corporate Investment Grade Debt Segment. The Index holds, and therefore the Fund invests in, securities included in the Bloomberg US Corporate Total Return Index (which is comprised of investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable, U.S. dollar denominated debt with $250 million or more of par amount outstanding, with a remaining maturity of at least one year, issued by U.S. and non-U.S. industrial companies, utilities, and financial institutions) that meet the following selection criteria: have a remaining maturity of less than 7 years, and a credit rating between and including BAA1 and BAA3 using the Index Provider’s index rating methodology, with the four largest issues from each issuer selected based on amount outstanding. At August 31, 2021, this sub-index model held 1,247 selected securities.
Beta Advantage® Strategy to Investing in the U.S. Corporate High Yield Debt Segment. The Index holds, and therefore the Fund invests in, securities included in the Bloomberg US Corporate High Yield Total Return Index (which is comprised of publicly issued, U.S. dollar denominated, non-investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bonds) that meet the following selection criteria: have a (non-investment grade) credit rating between and including BA1 and
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BA3 using the Index Provider’s index rating methodology, an outstanding face amount greater than $500 million, and a remaining maturity of less than 5 years. Pay-in-kind (PIK) and partial PIK instruments are excluded from this sub-index model. At August 31, 2021, this sub-index model held 261 selected securities.
Beta Advantage® Strategy to Investing in the Emerging Markets Sovereign and Quasi-Sovereign Debt Segment. The Index holds, and therefore the Fund invests in, securities included in the Bloomberg Emerging Markets USD Aggregate Total Return Index (which is comprised of investment grade and non-investment grade fixed-rate sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt, with a remaining maturity of at least one year, of emerging market countries) that meet the following selection criteria: corporate issuers are excluded, debt must have a credit rating between and including BAA1 and BA3 using the Index Provider’s index rating methodology, remaining maturity of less than 6 years, and a minimum amount outstanding of at least $1 billion. Issuers are subject to a maximum 10% country weighting (based on market value). At August 31, 2021, this sub-index model held 126 selected securities.
The Fund expects to have a portfolio duration similar to that of the Index. While the duration of the Index, and therefore the Fund’s portfolio, may vary, the Index’s duration is not expected to exceed 3.5 years. As of August 31, 2021, the duration of the Index was 3 years. Duration measures the sensitivity of bond prices to changes in interest rates. The longer the duration of a bond, the more sensitive it will be to changes in interest rates. For example, a three-year duration means a bond is expected to decrease in value by 3% if interest rates rise 1% and increase in value by 3% if interest rates fall 1%.
The Fund may invest in privately placed and other securities or instruments that are purchased and sold pursuant to Rule 144A or other exemptions under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 1933 Act), subject to liquidity determinations and certain regulatory restrictions.
The Index (as well as the six sub-index models) are reconstituted and rebalanced monthly typically on the last business day of each month. The Fund will typically experience portfolio turnover in connection with Index reconstitution and rebalancing.
As noted above, the six sub-index models will generate all of the component securities of the Index. Columbia Management expects to utilize a “representative sampling” strategy whereby the Fund invests in only some of the component securities of the Index that, collectively, are believed by the Investment Manager to generally reflect the same risk and return characteristics of the Index. As such, the Fund may not track the Index with the same degree of accuracy as would a fund replicating (or investing in) the entire Index. Through its representative sampling investment technique, the Fund expects to typically hold 150-175 holdings, which is a subset of the total number of holdings in the Index, which, as of August 31, 2021, had 3,261 holdings. There may be instances in which the Fund may overweight (or underweight) an Index holding, purchase (or sell) instruments not in the Index as a substitute for one or more securities in the Index or utilize various combinations of other available investment techniques in seeking to track the performance of the Index. The Fund may hold less than or more than the typical number of holdings in the range stated above, with the Fund portfolio management team applying investment experience and insight with the goal of seeking investment results that closely correspond to the performance of the Index.
The Fund may sell securities or other holdings that are represented in the Index or purchase securities or make other investments that are not yet represented in the Index in anticipation of their removal from or addition to the Index.
The Investment Manager does not invest the Fund’s assets based on its view of the investment merits of a particular security or company, neither does it conduct fundamental investment research or analysis, nor seek to forecast or otherwise consider market movements, conditions or trends in managing the Fund’s assets. The Fund pursues its investment objective of correlating performance with the Index regardless of market conditions and does not take defensive positions.
To the extent the Index is concentrated in a particular segment, sector or industry, the Fund will be concentrated in that segment, sector or industry.
Principal Risks
An investment in the Fund involves risks, including Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Passive Investment Risk, Market Risk, New Fund Risk, and Correlation/Tracking Error Risk, among others. Descriptions of these and other principal risks of investing in the Fund are provided below. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective and you may lose money. The value of the Fund’s holdings may decline, and the Fund’s net asset value (NAV) and share price may go down. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
Authorized Participant Concentration Risk. Only an Authorized Participant (as defined in the Prospectus) may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with the Fund. The Fund has a limited number of institutions that may act as Authorized Participants, none of which are or will be obligated to engage in creation or redemption transactions. To the extent that these institutions exit the business or are unable or unwilling to proceed with
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creation and/or redemption orders with respect to the Fund and no other Authorized Participant is able or willing to step forward to create or redeem Creation Units, Fund shares may trade at a discount to NAV and possibly face trading halts and/or delisting from the Exchange. This risk is heightened in times of market stress, including at both the Fund share level and at the Fund holdings level.
Changing Distribution Level Risk. The Fund normally expects to receive income which may include interest, dividends and/or capital gains, depending upon its investments. The distribution amounts paid by the Fund will vary and generally depend on the amount of income the Fund earns (less expenses) on its portfolio holdings, and capital gains or losses it recognizes. A decline in the Fund’s income or net capital gains arising from its investments may reduce its distribution level.
Concentration Risk. The Fund will concentrate its investments in issuers conducting business in a related group of industries within a sector(s) to approximately the same extent as the Index. Issuers in the same industry or group of industries or sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make the Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than funds that invest more broadly. Generally, the more broadly a fund diversifies its investments, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Correlation/Tracking Error Risk. The Fund’s value will generally decline when the performance of the Index declines. A number of factors may affect the Fund’s ability to achieve a high degree of correlation with the Index, and there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve a high degree of correlation. Failure to achieve a high degree of correlation may prevent the Fund from achieving its investment objective. By using a representative sampling approach, the Fund may not track the Index as closely as it would by using a full replication approach. In addition, the Fund bears management and other expenses and transaction costs in trading securities or other instruments, which the Index does not bear. The Fund, unlike the Index, is subject to regulatory requirements that can limit the Fund’s investments relative to what the Index can hold. Accordingly, the Fund’s performance will likely fail to match the performance of the Index, after taking expenses into account, as well as regulatory limitations. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Counterparty Risk. Counterparty risk is the risk that a counterparty to a transaction in a financial instrument held by the Fund or by a special purpose or structured vehicle invested in by the Fund may become insolvent or otherwise fail to perform its obligations. As a result, the Fund may obtain no or limited recovery of its investment, and any recovery may be significantly delayed.
Credit Risk. Credit risk is the risk that the value of debt instruments may decline if the borrower or the issuer thereof defaults or otherwise becomes unable or unwilling, or is perceived to be unable or unwilling, to honor its financial obligations, such as making payments to the Fund when due. Credit rating agencies assign credit ratings to certain debt instruments to indicate their credit risk, such as S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (Moody’s), Fitch Ratings, Inc. (Fitch), DBRS Morningstar (DBRS) and Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA), (as applicable). A rating downgrade by such agencies can negatively impact the value of such instruments. Lower-rated or unrated instruments held by the Fund may present increased credit risk as compared to higher-rated instruments. Non-investment grade debt instruments may be subject to greater price fluctuations and are more likely to experience a default than investment grade debt instruments and therefore may expose the Fund to increased credit risk. If the Fund purchases unrated instruments, or if the ratings of instruments held by the Fund are lowered after purchase, the Fund will depend on analysis of credit risk more heavily than usual. If the issuer of a loan declares bankruptcy or is declared bankrupt, there may be a delay before the Fund can act on the collateral securing the loan, which may adversely affect the Fund. Further, there is a risk that a court could take action with respect to a loan that is adverse to the holders of the loan. Such actions may include invalidating the loan, the lien on the collateral, the priority status of the loan, or ordering the refund of interest previously paid by the borrower. Any such actions by a court could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. A default or expected default of a loan could also make it difficult for the Fund to sell the loan at a price approximating the value previously placed on it. In order to enforce its rights in the event of a default, bankruptcy or similar situation, the Fund may be required to retain legal or similar counsel. This may increase the Fund’s operating expenses and adversely affect its NAV. Loans that have a lower priority for repayment in an issuer’s capital structure may involve a higher degree of overall risk than more senior loans of the same borrower.
Early Close/Late Close/Trading Halt Risk.  An exchange or market may close early, close late or issue trading halts on specific securities, or the ability to buy or sell certain securities may be restricted, which may result in the Fund being unable to buy or sell these securities. In these circumstances, the Fund may be unable to rebalance its portfolio, may be unable to accurately price its investments, may incur substantial trading losses and/or may be prevented from sufficiently tracking the performance of the Index.
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Emerging Market Securities Risk. Securities issued by foreign governments or companies in emerging market countries are more likely to have greater exposure to the risks of investing in foreign securities that are described in Foreign Securities Risk. In addition, emerging market countries are more likely to experience instability resulting, for example, from rapid changes or developments in social, political, economic or other conditions. Their economies are usually less mature and their securities markets are typically less developed with more limited trading activity (i.e., lower trading volumes and less liquidity) than more developed countries. Emerging market securities tend to be more volatile, and may be more susceptible to market manipulation, than securities in more developed markets. Many emerging market countries are heavily dependent on international trade and have fewer trading partners, which makes them more sensitive to world commodity prices and economic downturns in other countries, and some have a higher risk of currency devaluations. Due to the differences in the nature and quality of financial information of issuers of emerging market securities, including auditing and financial reporting standards, financial information and disclosures about such issuers may be unavailable or, if made available, may be considerably less reliable than publicly available information about other foreign securities.
Foreign Currency Risk. The performance of the Fund may be materially affected positively or negatively by foreign currency strength or weakness relative to the U.S. dollar, particularly if the Fund invests a significant percentage of its assets in foreign securities or other assets denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar.
Foreign Securities Risk. Investments in or exposure to foreign securities involve certain risks not associated with investments in or exposure to securities of U.S. companies. Foreign securities subject the Fund to the risks associated with investing in the particular country of an issuer, including political, regulatory, economic, social, diplomatic and other conditions or events (including, for example, military confrontations, war, terrorism and disease/virus outbreaks and epidemics), occurring in the country or region, as well as risks associated with less developed custody and settlement practices. Foreign securities may be more volatile and less liquid than securities of U.S. companies, and are subject to the risks associated with potential imposition of economic and other sanctions against a particular foreign country, its nationals or industries or businesses within the country. In addition, foreign governments may impose withholding or other taxes on the Fund’s income, capital gains or proceeds from the disposition of foreign securities, which could reduce the Fund’s return on such securities. The performance of the Fund may also be negatively affected by fluctuations in a foreign currency's strength or weakness relative to the U.S. dollar, particularly to the extent the Fund invests a significant percentage of its assets in foreign securities or other assets denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Additionally, the Fund’s foreign investments may trade in markets that may not be open on the same day or at the same time as the Fund, or foreign markets may close after the Fund has calculated its NAV for a given business day, which may cause a difference in the market price of such foreign securities and the value attributed to such securities by the Fund.
Forward Commitments on Mortgage-Backed Securities (including Dollar Rolls) Risk. When purchasing mortgage-backed securities in the “to be announced” (TBA) market (MBS TBAs), the seller agrees to deliver mortgage-backed securities for an agreed upon price on an agreed upon date, but may make no guarantee as to the specific securities to be delivered. In lieu of taking delivery of mortgage-backed securities, the Fund could enter into dollar rolls, which are transactions in which the Fund sells securities to a counterparty and simultaneously agrees to purchase those or similar securities in the future at a predetermined price. Dollar rolls involve the risk that the market value of the securities the Fund is obligated to repurchase may decline below the repurchase price, or that the counterparty may default on its obligations. These transactions may also increase the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate. If the Fund reinvests the proceeds of the security sold, the Fund will also be subject to the risk that the investments purchased with such proceeds will decline in value (a form of leverage risk). MBS TBAs and dollar rolls are subject to the risk that the counterparty to the transaction may not perform or be unable to perform in accordance with the terms of the instrument.
Frequent Trading Risk. The portfolio managers may actively and frequently trade investments in the Fund's portfolio to carry out its investment strategies. Frequent trading of investments increases the possibility that the Fund, as relevant, will realize taxable capital gains (including short-term capital gains, which are generally taxable to shareholders at higher rates than long-term capital gains for U.S. federal income tax purposes), which could reduce the Fund's after-tax return. Frequent trading can also mean higher brokerage and other transaction costs, which could reduce the Fund's return. The trading costs and tax effects associated with portfolio turnover may adversely affect the Fund’s performance.
Fund Shares Liquidity Risk. Although the Fund’s shares are listed on the Exchange, there can be no assurance that an active, liquid or otherwise orderly trading market for shares will be established or maintained by market makers or Authorized Participants, particularly in times of stressed market conditions. There is no guarantee that the Fund will be able to attract market makers and Authorized Participants. There is no obligation for market makers to make a market in the Fund’s shares or for Authorized Participants to submit purchase or redemption orders for creation units. Accordingly, if such parties determine not to perform their respective roles, this could, in turn, lead to
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variances between the market price of the Fund’s shares and the underlying value of those shares. Trading in Fund shares on the Exchange also may be disrupted or even halted due to market conditions or for reasons that, in the view of the Exchange, make trading in Fund shares inadvisable. In addition, trading in Fund shares on the Exchange may be subject to trading halts caused by extraordinary market volatility pursuant to the Exchange “circuit breaker” rules. There also can be no assurance that the requirements of the Exchange necessary to maintain the listing of the Fund’s shares will continue to be met or will remain unchanged.
High-Yield Investments Risk. Securities and other debt instruments held by the Fund that are rated below investment grade (commonly called “high-yield” or “junk” bonds) and unrated debt instruments of comparable quality expose the Fund to a greater risk of loss of principal and income than a fund that invests solely or primarily in investment grade debt instruments. In addition, these investments have greater price fluctuations, are less liquid and are more likely to experience a default than higher-rated debt instruments. High-yield debt instruments are considered to be predominantly speculative with respect to the issuer’s capacity to pay interest and repay principal.
Index Methodology Risk. The Fund seeks performance that corresponds to the performance of the Index. There is no guarantee or assurance that the Index will achieve high, or even positive, returns. The Index may underperform more traditional indices. In turn, the Fund could lose value while other indices or measures of market performance increase in value or performance. In addition, the Fund may be subject to the risk that the Index Provider may not follow its stated methodology for construction of the Index or may make errors in Index computation, construction and rebalancing, despite any Index Provider procedures designed to prevent such occurrences and despite due diligence conducted by the Investment Manager on the Index Provider. Errors may result in a negative performance impact to the Fund and its shareholders.
Interest Rate Risk. Interest rate risk is the risk of losses attributable to changes in interest rates. In general, if prevailing interest rates rise, the values of debt instruments tend to fall, and if interest rates fall, the values of debt instruments tend to rise. Changes in the value of a debt instrument usually will not affect the amount of income the Fund receives from it but will generally affect the value of your investment in the Fund. Changes in interest rates may also affect the liquidity of the Fund’s investments in debt instruments. In general, the longer the maturity or duration of a debt instrument, the greater its sensitivity to changes in interest rates. Interest rate declines also may increase prepayments of debt obligations, which, in turn, would increase prepayment risk. Very low or negative interest rates may impact the Fund’s yield and may increase the risk that, if followed by rising interest rates, the Fund’s performance will be negatively impacted. The Fund is subject to the risk that the income generated by its investments may not keep pace with inflation. Actions by governments and central banking authorities can result in increases or decreases in interest rates. Higher periods of inflation could lead such authorities to raise interest rates. Such actions may negatively affect the value of debt instruments held by the Fund, resulting in a negative impact on the Fund's performance and NAV. Debt instruments with floating coupon rates are typically less sensitive to interest rate changes, but these debt instruments may decline in value if their coupon rates do not rise as much as, or keep pace with, yields on such types of debt instruments. Because rates on certain floating rate loans and other debt instruments reset only periodically, changes in prevailing interest rates (and particularly sudden and significant changes) can be expected to cause fluctuations in the Fund’s NAV. Any interest rate increases could cause the value of the Fund’s investments in debt instruments to decrease. Rising interest rates may prompt redemptions from the Fund, which may force the Fund to sell investments at a time when it is not advantageous to do so, which could result in losses.
Issuer Risk. An issuer in which the Fund invests or to which it has exposure may perform poorly or below expectations, and the value of its securities may therefore decline, which may negatively affect the Fund’s performance. Underperformance of an issuer may be caused by poor management decisions, competitive pressures, breakthroughs in technology, reliance on suppliers, labor problems or shortages, corporate restructurings, fraudulent disclosures, natural disasters, military confrontations, war, terrorism, disease/virus outbreaks, epidemics or other events, conditions and factors which may impair the value of an investment in the Fund and could result in increased premiums or discounts to the Fund’s net asset value.
Limitations of Intraday Indicative Value (IIV) Risk. The Exchange intends to disseminate the approximate per share value of the Fund’s published basket of portfolio securities every 15 seconds (the ‘‘intraday indicative value’’ or ‘‘IIV’’). The IIV should not be viewed as a ‘‘real-time’’ update of the NAV per share of the Fund because (i) the IIV may not be calculated in the same manner as the NAV, which is computed once a day, generally at the end of the business day, (ii) the calculation of NAV may be subject to fair valuation at different prices than those used in the calculations of the IIV, (iii) unlike the calculation of NAV, the IIV does not take into account Fund expenses, and (iv) the IIV is based on the published basket of portfolio securities and not on the Fund’s actual holdings. The IIV calculations are based on local market prices and may not reflect events that occur subsequent to the local market’s close (as applicable), which could affect premiums and discounts between the IIV and the market price of the Fund’s shares. For example, if the Fund fair values portfolio securities, the Fund’s NAV may deviate from the approximate
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per share value of the Fund’s published basket of portfolio securities (i.e., the IIV), which could result in the market prices for Fund shares deviating from NAV. The Fund, the Investment Manager and their affiliates are not involved in, or responsible for, any aspect of the calculation or dissemination of the Fund’s IIV, and the Fund, the Investment Manager and their affiliates do not make any warranty as to the accuracy of these calculations.
Liquidity Risk. Liquidity risk is the risk associated with any event, circumstance, or characteristic of an investment or market that negatively impacts the Fund’s ability to sell, or realize the proceeds from the sale of, an investment at a desirable time or price. Liquidity risk may arise because of, for example, a lack of marketability of the investment, which means that when seeking to sell its portfolio investments, the Fund could find that selling is more difficult than anticipated, especially during times of high market volatility. Decreases in the number of financial institutions, including banks and broker-dealers, willing to make markets (match up sellers and buyers) in the Fund’s investments or decreases in their capacity or willingness to trade such investments may increase the Fund’s exposure to this risk. The debt market has experienced considerable growth, and financial institutions making markets in instruments purchased and sold by the Fund (e.g., bond dealers) have been subject to increased regulation. The impact of that growth and regulation on the ability and willingness of financial institutions to engage in trading or “making a market” in such instruments remains unsettled. Certain types of investments, such as lower-rated securities or those that are purchased and sold in over-the-counter markets, may be especially subject to liquidity risk. Securities or other assets in which the Fund invests may be traded in the over-the-counter market rather than on an exchange and therefore may be more difficult to purchase or sell at a fair price, which may have a negative impact on the Fund’s performance. Market participants attempting to sell the same or a similar instrument at the same time as the Fund could exacerbate the Fund’s exposure to liquidity risk. The Fund may have to accept a lower selling price for the holding, sell other liquid or more liquid investments that it might otherwise prefer to hold (thereby increasing the proportion of the Fund’s investments in less liquid or illiquid securities), or forego another more appealing investment opportunity. The liquidity of Fund investments may change significantly over time and certain investments that were liquid when purchased by the Fund may later become illiquid, particularly in times of overall economic distress. Changing regulatory, market or other conditions or environments (for example, the interest rate or credit environments) may also adversely affect the liquidity and the price of the Fund's investments. Judgment plays a larger role in valuing illiquid or less liquid investments as compared to valuing liquid or more liquid investments. Price volatility may be higher for illiquid or less liquid investments as a result of, for example, the relatively less frequent pricing of such securities (as compared to liquid or more liquid investments). Generally, the less liquid the market at the time the Fund sells a portfolio investment, the greater the risk of loss or decline of value to the Fund. Overall market liquidity and other factors can lead to an increase in redemptions of creation units, which may negatively impact Fund performance and NAV, including, for example, if the Fund is forced to sell investments in a down market. In certain circumstances, the Fund might not be able to dispose of certain holdings quickly or at fair prices, preventing the Fund from tracking the Index. Foreign securities can present enhanced liquidity risks, including as a result of less developed custody, settlement or other practices of foreign markets. In addition, in stressed market conditions, the market for Fund shares may become less liquid. Deterioration in the liquidity of Fund shares may adversely impact the liquidity of the Fund's underlying portfolio securities. These adverse impacts on the liquidity of Fund shares and on the liquidity of the Fund's underlying portfolio securities could in turn lead to differences between the market price of Fund shares and the underlying value of those shares.
Market Price Relative to NAV Risk. Shares of the Fund may trade at prices that vary from Fund NAV. Shares of the Fund are listed for trading on the Exchange and are bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices that may differ, in some cases significantly, from their NAV. The NAV of the Fund will generally fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund’s holdings. The market prices of shares, however, will generally fluctuate in response to changes in NAV, as well as the relative supply of, and demand for, Fund shares on the Exchange. The Investment Manager cannot predict whether Fund shares will trade below, at or above their NAV. Price differences may result because of, among other factors, supply and demand forces in the secondary trading market for Fund shares. It is expected that these forces generally will be closely related to, but not identical to, the same forces influencing the prices of the Fund’s holdings. In this connection, if a shareholder purchases Fund shares at a time when the market price is at a premium to the NAV or sells shares at a time when the market price is at a discount to the NAV, the shareholder may sustain losses. Different investment strategies or techniques, including those intended to be defensive in nature, including, as examples, stop loss orders to sell an ETF’s shares in the secondary market during negative market events or conditions, such as a “flash crash” or other market disruptions may not work as intended and may produce significant losses to investors. Investors should consult their financial intermediary prior to using any such investment strategies or techniques, or before investing in the Fund.
Market Risk. The Fund may incur losses due to declines in the value of one or more securities in which it invests. These declines may be due to factors affecting a particular issuer, or the result of, among other things, political, regulatory, market, economic or social developments affecting the relevant market(s) more generally. In addition, turbulence in financial markets and reduced liquidity in equity, credit and/or fixed income markets may negatively
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affect many issuers, which could adversely affect the Fund, including causing difficulty in assigning prices to hard-to-value assets in thinly traded and closed markets, significant redemptions and operational challenges. Global economies and financial markets are increasingly interconnected, and conditions and events in one country, region or financial market may adversely impact issuers in a different country, region or financial market. These risks may be magnified if certain events or developments adversely interrupt the global supply chain; in these and other circumstances, such risks might affect companies worldwide. As a result, local, regional or global events such as terrorism, war, natural disasters, disease/virus outbreaks and epidemics or other public health issues, recessions, depressions or other events – or the potential for such events – could have a significant negative impact on global economic and market conditions and could result in increased premiums or discounts to the Fund’s net asset value.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in, and may continue to result in, significant global economic and societal disruption and market volatility due to disruptions in market access, resource availability, facilities operations, imposition of tariffs, export controls and supply chain disruption, among others. Such disruptions may be caused, or exacerbated by, quarantines and travel restrictions, workforce displacement and loss in human and other resources. The uncertainty surrounding the magnitude, duration, reach, costs and effects of the global pandemic, as well as actions that have been or could be taken by governmental authorities or other third parties, present unknowns that are yet to unfold. The impacts, as well as the uncertainty over impacts to come, of COVID-19 – and any other infectious illness outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics that may arise in the future – could negatively affect global economies and markets in ways that cannot necessarily be foreseen. In addition, the impact of infectious illness outbreaks and epidemics in emerging market countries may be greater due to generally less established healthcare systems, governments and financial markets. Public health crises caused by the COVID-19 outbreak may exacerbate other pre-existing political, social and economic risks in certain countries or globally. The disruptions caused by COVID-19 could prevent the Fund from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and negatively impact the Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objective. Any such event(s) could have a significant adverse impact on the value and risk profile of the Fund.
Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk. The value of any mortgage-backed securities including collateralized debt obligations, if any, held by the Fund may be affected by, among other things, changes or perceived changes in: interest rates; factors concerning the interests in and structure of the issuer or the originator of the mortgages; the creditworthiness of the entities that provide any supporting letters of credit, surety bonds or other credit enhancements; or the market's assessment of the quality of underlying assets. Payment of principal and interest on some mortgage-backed securities (but not the market value of the securities themselves) may be guaranteed by the full faith and credit of a particular U.S. Government agency, authority, enterprise or instrumentality, and some, but not all, are also insured or guaranteed by the U.S. Government. Mortgage-backed securities issued by non-governmental issuers (such as commercial banks, savings and loan institutions, private mortgage insurance companies, mortgage bankers and other secondary market issuers) may entail greater risk than obligations guaranteed by the U.S. Government. Mortgage--backed securities are subject to liquidity risk and prepayment risk. A decline or flattening of housing values may cause delinquencies in mortgages (especially sub-prime or non-prime mortgages) underlying mortgage-backed securities and thereby adversely affect the ability of the mortgage-backed securities issuer to make principal and/or interest payments to mortgage-backed securities holders, including the Fund. Rising or high interest rates tend to extend the duration of mortgage--backed securities, making their prices more volatile and more sensitive to changes in interest rates.
New Fund Risk. The Fund is a newly formed ETF. Accordingly, investors in the Fund bear the risk that the Fund may not be successful in implementing its investment strategy of tracking the Index, which could result in the Fund being liquidated at any time without shareholder approval and/or at a time that may not be favorable for shareholders. Such a liquidation could have negative tax consequences for shareholders.
Passive Investment Risk. The Fund is not “actively” managed and may be affected by a general decline in market segments related to its tracking index. The Fund invests in securities or instruments included in, or believed by the Investment Manager to be, representative of its tracking index regardless of their investment merits. The Fund does not seek temporary defensive positions when markets decline or appear overvalued. The decision of whether to remove a security from the tracking index is made by an independent index provider who is not affiliated with the Fund or the Investment Manager.
Portfolio Turnover Risk. The Fund may pay transaction costs, such as commissions and/or spreads, when it buys and sells securities or other holdings (or “turns over” its portfolio), including in connection with index rebalancing or index reconstitutions. High levels of transactions increase brokerage and other transaction costs and may result in increased taxable capital gains.
Prepayment and Extension Risk. Prepayment and extension risk is the risk that a loan, bond or other security or investment might, in the case of prepayment risk, be called or otherwise converted, prepaid or redeemed before maturity and, in the case of extension risk, that the investment might not be called as expected. In the case of
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prepayment risk, if the investment is converted, prepaid or redeemed before maturity, the portfolio managers may not be able to invest the proceeds in other investments providing as high a level of income, resulting in a reduced yield to the Fund. In the case of mortgage- or other asset-backed securities, as interest rates decrease or spreads narrow, the likelihood of prepayment increases. Conversely, extension risk is the risk that an unexpected rise in interest rates will extend the life of a mortgage- or other asset-backed security beyond the prepayment time. If the Fund’s investments are locked in at a lower interest rate for a longer period of time, the portfolio managers may be unable to capitalize on securities with higher interest rates or wider spreads.
Reinvestment Risk. Reinvestment risk arises when the Fund is unable to reinvest income or principal at the same or at least the same return it is currently earning.
Rule 144A and Other Exempted Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in privately placed and other securities or instruments exempt from SEC registration (collectively “private placements”), subject to certain regulatory restrictions. In the U.S. market, private placements are typically sold only to qualified institutional buyers, or qualified purchasers, as applicable. An insufficient number of buyers interested in purchasing private placements at a particular time could adversely affect the marketability of such investments and the Fund might be unable to dispose of them promptly or at reasonable prices, subjecting the Fund to liquidity risk. The Fund’s holdings of private placements may increase the level of Fund illiquidity if eligible buyers are unable or unwilling to purchase them at a particular time. Issuers of Rule 144A eligible securities are required to furnish information to potential investors upon request. However, the required disclosure is much less extensive than that required of public companies and is not publicly available since the offering information is not filed with the SEC. Further, issuers of Rule 144A eligible securities can require recipients of the offering information (such as the Fund) to agree contractually to keep the information confidential, which could also adversely affect the Fund’s ability to dispose of the security.
Secondary Market Trading Risk. Investors buying or selling Fund shares will pay brokerage commissions or other charges imposed by brokers as determined by that broker. Brokerage commissions are often a fixed amount and may be a significant proportional cost for investors seeking to buy or sell relatively small amounts of Fund shares.
Sector Risk. At times, the Fund may have a significant portion of its assets invested in securities of companies conducting business within one or more economic sectors. Companies in the same sector may be similarly affected by economic, regulatory, political or market events or conditions, which may make the Fund more vulnerable to unfavorable developments in that sector than funds that invest more broadly. Generally, the more broadly the Fund invests, the more it spreads risk and potentially reduces the risks of loss and volatility.
Sovereign Debt Risk. The willingness or ability of a sovereign or quasi-sovereign debtor to repay principal and pay interest in a timely manner may be affected by a variety of factors, including its cash flow situation, the extent of its reserves, the availability of sufficient foreign exchange on the date a payment is due, the relative size of the debt service burden to the economy as a whole, the sovereign or quasi-sovereign debtor’s policy toward international lenders, and the political constraints to which such debtor may be subject.
U.S. Government Obligations Risk. While U.S. Treasury obligations are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. Government, such securities are nonetheless subject to credit risk (i.e., the risk that the U.S. Government may be, or be perceived to be, unable or unwilling to honor its financial obligations, such as making payments). Securities issued or guaranteed by federal agencies or authorities and U.S. Government-sponsored instrumentalities or enterprises may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.
Valuation Risk. The sales price the Fund could receive, or actually receives, for any particular investment may differ from the Fund’s valuation of the investment, particularly for securities that trade in thin or volatile markets, debt securities sold in amounts less than institutional-sized lots (typically referred to as odd lots) or securities that are valued using a fair value methodology that produces an estimate of the fair value of the security/instrument.
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Performance Information
The Fund is new as of the date of this prospectus and therefore performance information is not available.
When available, the Fund intends to compare its performance to the performance of the Beta Advantage® Short Term Bond Index and the Bloomberg U.S. 1-5 Year Credit Index.
When available, updated performance information can be obtained by calling toll-free 888.800.4347 or visiting columbiathreadneedleus.com/etfs.
Fund Management
Investment Manager: Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC
Portfolio Manager   Title   Role with Fund   Managed Fund Since
Ronald Stahl, CFA   Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Short Duration and Stable Value Team   Lead Portfolio Manager   September 2021
Gregory Liechty   Senior Portfolio Manager   Portfolio Manager   September 2021
David Janssen, CFA   Associate Portfolio Manager   Portfolio Manager   September 2021
Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares
The Fund issues and redeems shares only through Authorized Participants (typically broker-dealers) in large blocks of shares, typically 50,000 shares, called Creation Units. Creation Units are issued and redeemed typically for an in-kind basket of securities. Except when aggregated in Creation Units, the Shares are not redeemable securities of the Fund.
Individual shares may only be purchased and sold on secondary markets through a broker-dealer. Because the Fund’s shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (a premium) or less than NAV (a discount). You may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase shares of the ETF (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for shares of the ETF (ask) when buying or selling shares in the secondary market (“the bid/ask spread”). Recent information, including information regarding the Fund’s NAV, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid/ask spread, is available at columbiathreadneedleus.com/etfs.
Tax Information
Distributions you receive from the Fund are taxed as ordinary income for federal income tax purposes, except to the extent designated as net capital gain, qualified dividend or return of capital and may also be subject to state or local taxes, unless you are investing through a tax-advantaged retirement plan account or are a tax-exempt investor.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase shares through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial advisor to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial advisor or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
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Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.
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