ALPS Advisors teams up with Goldman Sachs to launch ETFs

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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ALPS Advisors has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Goldman Sachs to license the investment bank’s proprietary indices for use as underlying benchmarks for exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

ALPS Advisors teams up with Goldman Sachs to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

ALPS Advisors has entered an agreement with Goldman Sachs to license the bank’s proprietary indices for a range of ETFs.

“ALPS is excited to work with Goldman Sachs & Co.” said Tom Carter, President of ALPS. “We believe our collaboration will benefit both firms and more importantly, benefit our shared ETP investors.”

Federico Gilly, managing director and head of the Equity Sales Strats and Structuring Group for the Americas at Goldman Sachs, said: “We look forward to working with ALPS to achieve our shared goal of providing ETP investors with thoughtful index-based investment alternatives and market exposures.”

Goldman Sachs’ New York-based exchange-traded product (ETP) structuring team, which is part of the firm’s Securities Division, specialises in creating indices for a wide range of investor classes.

According to a regulatory filing with the US Securities & Exchange Commission, ALPS currently has four Goldman Sachs-indexed funds in the pipeline, three of which are based on variations of the Goldman Sachs “Momentum Builder” strategy:

ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Growth Markets Index ETF (GSGO)

ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Multi-Asset Index ETF (GSMA)

ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Asia ex-Japan Index ETF (GSAX)

ALPS/GS Risk-Adjusted Return US Large Cap Index ETF (GSRA)

The four ETFs are set to be listed on the NYSE Arca.

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