Should You Invest in the Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF (KBWP)?

Launched on 12/02/2010, the Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF (KBWP) is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to provide a broad exposure to the Financials – Insurance segment of the equity market.

While an excellent vehicle for long term investors, passively managed ETFs are a popular choice among institutional and retail investors due to their low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency.

Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many ways to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Financials – Insurance is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 16, placing it in bottom 0%.

Index Details

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $332.03 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Financials – Insurance segment of the equity market. KBWP seeks to match the performance of the KBW Nasdaq Property & Casualty Index before fees and expenses.

The KBW Nasdaq Property & Casualty Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index that reflects the performance of approximately 24 property and casualty insurance companies.


When considering an ETF’s total return, expense ratios are an important factor, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts in the long term if all other factors remain equal.

Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.35%, making it one of the cheaper products in the space.

It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 2.12%.

Sector Exposure and Top Holdings

ETFs offer a diversified exposure and thus minimize single stock risk but it is still important to delve into a fund’s holdings before investing. Most ETFs are very transparent products and many disclose their holdings on a daily basis.

Looking at individual holdings, Progressive Corp/the accounts for about 8.74% of total assets, followed by Chubb Ltd and Travelers Cos Inc/the.

The top 10 holdings account for about 60.18% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

The ETF has lost about -5.34% and is down about -2.48% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 06/05/2023), respectively. KBWP has traded between $72.63 and $91.46 during this last 52-week period.

The ETF has a beta of 0.66 and standard deviation of 21.73% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 25 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.


Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF holds a Zacks ETF Rank of 2 (Buy), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Because of this, KBWP is an excellent option for investors seeking exposure to the Financials ETFs segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.

IShares U.S. Insurance ETF (IAK) tracks Dow Jones U.S. Select Insurance Index and the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (KIE) tracks S&P Insurance Select Industry Index. IShares U.S. Insurance ETF has $405.70 million in assets, SPDR S&P Insurance ETF has $521.93 million. IAK has an expense ratio of 0.39% and KIE charges 0.35%.

Bottom Line

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