‘ Active ETFs ’

Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Hartford Funds has launched the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF (HTAB US) on NYSE Arca. Sub-advised by Schroder Investment Management North America, the actively managed ETF targets strong after-tax returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of taxable and tax-exempt bonds. Vernon Meyer, CIO, Hartford Funds, said, “Investors are seeking high quality fixed income solutions providing compelling after-tax returns at a competitive price.”



JP Morgan makes ETF debut on SIX

Apr 18th, 2018 | By
Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs, JP Morgan Asset Management.

JP Morgan Asset Management has made its ETF debut in Switzerland with the cross-listings of four products on SIX Swiss Exchange. Bryon Lake, head of international ETFs at JP Morgan commented, “In developing our ETF business, we are seeking to make JP Morgan Asset Management’s acknowledged, long-established expertise available in the ETF domain.”



Prudential enters the ETF arena with ultra-short bond fund

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments.

Prudential Global Investment Management (PGIM) has brought its first ETF to market with the launch of the PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF (PULS US) on NYSE Arca. PULS is an actively managed fund which provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of ultra-short fixed income securities. Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments. “The actively managed ETF market, while small, has seen steady growth. Entering this market is a natural next step to expand our product range.”



Evolve launches actively managed bond ETF on NEO

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
Raj Lala, President and CEO of Evolve ETFs

Evolve Funds has launched the Evolve Active Core Fixed Income ETF on the Aequitas NEO Exchange. The actively managed fund, sub-advised by Foyston, Gordon & Payne, invests primarily in high-quality Canadian fixed income securities. Raj Lala, president and CEO of Evolve ETFs, said, “The Evolve Active Core Fixed Income ETF addresses investors’ need for fixed income strategies which help mitigate market risk and lower volatility in their investment portfolios. ”



VanEck launches actively managed real asset allocation ETF

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
VanEck launches actively managed real asset allocation ETF

VanEck has unveiled the VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX US) on NYSE Arca. The actively managed fund seeks to provide an inflation-hedge and a play on global growth through exposure to a range of real asset investments.



Purpose Investments launches three actively managed ETFs

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Som Seif, President and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose

Purpose Investments has launched three actively managed ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Som Seif, president and CEO of Purpose Investments, commented, “These three funds will further expand access and choice for investors seeking active, innovative strategies with a focus on risk management – characteristics we believe are essential in helping Canadians achieve their long-term financial goals.”



Little Harbor Advisors launches its first ETF, based on Bayesian probability

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Jeff Landle, Little Harbor Advisors’ chief investment officer

Little Harbor Advisors has become the latest investment firm to launch an ETF with the introduction of the LHA Market State US Tactical ETF (MSUS US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. The actively managed fund uses Bayesian statistical techniques to infer the probability of change in price direction of the broad US equity market. Jeff Landle, Little Harbor Advisors’ CIO, said, “To maximize returns investors want to not only generate gains when the market goes up, but, importantly, to lessen losses when the market goes down.”



Brompton Funds converts two income sector funds to ETFs

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Brompton Funds converts two of its funds to ETFs

Canadian asset manager Brompton Funds has converted two of its sector-targeting mutual funds – the Global Healthcare Income & Growth Fund and the Tech Leaders Income Fund – to ETF units. The actively managed funds seek to provide enhanced income through the use of covered call option overlays.



Harvest Portfolios launches actively managed financials income ETF on TSX

Mar 29th, 2018 | By
Michael Kovacs, President & Chief Executive Officer of Harvest

Canadian fund manager Harvest Portfolios has launched the Harvest Banks & Buildings Leaders Income ETF (HCBB CN), an actively managed equity ETF focused on income-paying financial and real estate stocks. “We want to provide our Canadian investors with convenient and lower cost access to our longest running income strategy,” commented Michael Kovacs, president & chief executive officer of Harvest.



BlackRock and Dynamic Funds partner on Canadian floating rate bond ETF

Mar 28th, 2018 | By
Mark Brisley, managing director, Dynamic Funds

BlackRock Canada and Dynamic Funds have launched the Dynamic iShares Active Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (DXV CN) on Toronto Stock Exchange. The actively managed fund invests primarily in investment grade, floating rate corporate bonds from Canadian issuers. Mark Brisley, managing director, Dynamic Funds, said, “Investors looking to diversify their fixed income holdings in a climate of rising Canadian interest rates will find DXV a compelling and relevant solution.”