Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Purpose Investments launches actively managed North American enhanced dividend ETF

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Bristol Gate enters Canadian ETF market with two actively managed equity funds

Toronto-based Purpose Investments has launched the actively managed Purpose Enhanced Dividend Fund (PDIV CN), combining a portfolio of high-quality North American dividend-paying equities with a tactical covered-call option overlay. 

Solactive launches bitcoin futures index

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By
Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has unveiled the Solactive Bitcoin Front Month Rolling Futures 5D Index, tracking the performance of bitcoin futures listed on Cboe Global Markets. Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive AG, commented: “This is unprecedented in the history of capital markets and clearly opens the door to new bitcoin-based investment products.”

BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches distributing share class for defensive European high yield bond ETF

BNP Paribas Asset Management has cross-listed four ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange. Three provide smart beta exposure to European and US-listed equities, and the other to a diversified portfolio of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in eurozone countries.

GraniteShares acquires Master Income ETF; lowers fees

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches actively managed hedged US dividend yield ETF

US-based ETF provider GraniteShares has acquired the Master Income ETF (HIPS US) and rebranded it as the HIPS US High Income ETF. The fund invests in pass-through securities offering high levels of income.

Pacer launches trend following ETF

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Pacer launches enhanced trend following ETF

Pacer has launched the Pacer WealthShield ETF (PWS US), a trend following ETF that rotates between fixed income and equity sectors using quantitative signals based on risk and momentum.

AlphaClone makes changes to two ETFs

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone

AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts have announced that two AlphaClone-branded ETFs will undergo a change in fees, underlying index exposure, and trading exchange, effective 27 December 2017. The funds provide hedge-fund-like returns by selecting equities which are common to hedge funds’ publicly disclosed positions. Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone said, “Our approach seeks to combine the best of man and machine by leveraging the most established investors while offering a rules-based investment methodology.”

New Frontier Advisors launches ETF-based global balanced index

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Dr. Richard Michaud, CEO of New Frontier Advisors.

New Frontier Advisors has unveiled the New Frontier Global Balanced Index tracking the performance of a global multi-asset risk-managed portfolio. The index is a 60/40 balanced portfolio currently comprising 27 ETFs. Dr. Richard Michaud, CEO of New Frontier Advisors, said, “We believe the New Frontier Global Balanced Index represents the next step in the evolution of major financial indices.”

JP Morgan launches managed futures ETF on NYSE

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Vident Financial shifts ETF suite to NYSE Arca

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund follows an actively managed hedge fund strategy and provides exposure to carry and momentum factors across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets.

First Trust launches currency-hedged versions of active FX ETF

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

First Trust Global Portfolios (FTGP) has launched euro- and pounds sterling-hedged share classes of the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (FTFX LN). Derek Fulton, CEO of FTGP, said, “These new hedged share classes allow euro and sterling denominated investors to access the strategy while controlling their exchange rate volatility against the fund’s USD base currency.”

JP Morgan unveils event-driven hedge fund ETF

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches fixed income ETFs in Europe

JP Morgan Asset Management has launched the JP Morgan Event Driven ETF (JPED US), an actively managed fund offering diversified exposure to returns historically accessed by event-driven hedge fund strategies.