‘ Active ETFs ’

Main launches active sector rotation ETF

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
AdvisorShares launches actively-managed long/short sector rotation strategy ETF

Main Management ETF Advisors (Main) has launched the Main Sector Rotation ETF (BATS: SECT), an actively managed ETF that utilises a fund of funds structure to invest in other sector-based equity ETFs. The launch marks Main’s debut into the ETF provider space.



Sun Life Global to acquire Excel Funds

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
First Asset launches actively managed Canadian REIT and dividend ETFs

Canadian financial services firm Sun Life Global has agreed to buy Toronto-based asset manager Excel Funds Management in a move which will add ETFs to Sun Life’s roster of funds for the first time.



Hamilton launches active US mid-cap financials ETF

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

Hamilton Capital is launching the actively managed Hamilton Capital US Mid-Cap Financials ETF (HFMU) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. As the name suggests, the fund will give exposure to US mid-size companies operating in the financial sector. The ETF will begin trading at market open on 5 September 2017.



Franklin Templeton debuts two actively managed municipal bond ETFs

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton debuts two actively managed municipal bond ETFs

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched two new actively managed municipal bond ETFs, the Franklin Liberty Intermediate Municipal Opportunities ETF (NYSE Arca: FLMI) and Franklin Liberty Municipal Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: FLMB). Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, commented: “Leveraging our world class municipal bond platform, these actively managed ETFs seek to generate yield exempt from federal taxes, allowing investors to keep more of what they earn.”



Clearbrook rings NYSE closing bell to highlight OCIO ETF launch

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
ClearShares OCIO ETF

Members of New York-based Clearbrook Global Advisors – Elliott Wislar, CEO and Thomas Deegan, COO – have rung the NYSE closing bell to mark the launch of the ClearShares OCIO ETF (NYSE Arca: OCIO).



GAMCO Investors licenses ActiveShares ETF structure

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO.

Gabelli Asset Management Company (GAMCO) Investors has entered into a license agreement with Precidian Investments to support the launch by GAMCO of a family of ActiveShares actively-managed, semi-transparent ETFs. “The ActiveShares structure gives [GAMCO] access to a new set of investors as the actively-managed ETF market grows,” said Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO. “Our agreement with Precidian adds another tax-efficient structure for delivery of our strategies.”



Turner Investments to acquire ETF issuer Elkhorn Capital

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Turner Investments to acquire ETF issuer Elkhorn Capital

Turner Investments has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Elkhorn Funds’ Board of Trustees to acquire Illinois-based ETF provider Elkhorn Capital. The acquisition, which is not conditioned on shareholder approval, is expected to close in the next few weeks.



Redwood launches emerging markets dividend ETF on Aequitas NEO

Aug 24th, 2017 | By
Redwood launches emerging markets dividend ETF on Aequitas NEO

Redwood Asset Management has launched the Redwood Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (REM) on Aequitas NEO Exchange in Canada. The actively managed fund targets exposure to high-quality, income-generating companies in developing countries while seeking to lower volatility compared to the broad market.



First Trust launches institutional preferred securities ETF

Aug 24th, 2017 | By
First Trust launches institutional preferred securities ETF

First Trust has unveiled the First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF (NYSE Arca: FPEI), an actively managed fund investing in preferred securities issued mainly to institutional-level investors.



First Trust gathers largest actively managed ETF/ETP flows during July

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By
First Trust gathers largest actively managed ETF/ETP flows during July

First Trust gathered the largest net inflows into actively managed ETFs/ETPs during July with $504 million net new assets created, representing over a quarter of the $1.9 billion net inflows gathered globally over this period. According to research from ETF industry consultant ETFGI, other firms attracting significant net inflows during the month included Lyxor with $271m and Source with $153m.