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First Trust launches diversified S&P 500 defined outcome ETF

Aug 11th, 2020 | By
Ryan Issakainen, Senior Vice President, ETF Strategist at First Trust.

First Trust has extended its suite of defined-outcome ETFs with the launch of a laddered fund of funds that diversifies across four of the firm’s S&P 500 ‘Buffer’ ETFs.


First Trust launches multi-manager large-cap growth ETF

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By
Ryan Issakainen, Senior Vice President, ETF Strategist at First Trust.

First Trust has launched an actively managed ETF that employs a multi-manager approach in a bid to outperform the US large-cap growth market. The First Trust Multi-Manager Large Growth ETF (MMLG US) has listed on NYSE Arca and comes with an expense ratio of 0.85%. Ryan Issakainen, Senior Vice President, ETF Strategist at First Trust, commented, “By combining multiple large-cap growth strategies that have the potential to perform well in different market environments, this ETF seeks to produce more consistent alpha over time.”


TrueMark debuts S&P 500 structured outcome ETFs

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By
Mike Loukas, CEO of TrueMark Investments

TrueMark Investments has introduced a suite of S&P 500 structured outcome ETFs with the launch of the TrueShares Structured Outcome (July) ETF (JULZ US) on Cboe BZX Exchange. The fund is differentiated from its rivals as the only structured outcome ETF to not impose a cap on potential upside performance. Michael Loukas, CEO at TrueMark Investments, said, “The potential to help smooth out the valleys may help investors, particularly those that are concerned about the impact of market declines on their equity investments, to stay in the stock market long enough to take advantage of any subsequent peaks that are so vital to long-term returns.”


Allianz debuts with S&P 500 ‘buffered outcome’ ETFs

Jun 2nd, 2020 | By
Brian Muench, President of Allianz Investment Management

Allianz Investment Management has introduced its first ETFs with the launch of two funds providing defined-outcome exposure to US large-cap equities. The AllianzIM US Large Cap Buffer10 Apr ETF (AZAA US) and AllianzIM US Large Cap Buffer20 Apr ETF (AZBA US) track the S&P 500 Price Return Index while protecting against the first 10% and 20% of losses respectively. Brian Muench, President of Allianz Investment Management, said, “Allianz Investment Management is uniquely equipped to manage outcome-based ETFs and help investors address their risk management needs.”


First Trust rolls out cybersecurity and biotechnology ETFs on LSE

Jun 1st, 2020 | By
First Trust cybersecurity biotechnology thematic ETFs

First Trust has launched a pair of equity ETFs in Europe that seek to capitalize on two in-demand and widely received investment themes: cybersecurity and biotechnology. Rupert Haddon, Managing Director, Head of Sales and Distribution, First Trust, added, “Cybersecurity and biotechnology are two of the world’s fastest-growing themes and we are incredibly excited to be adding to our suite of innovative thematic UCITS ETFs which should give investors precise tools to better express their own investment beliefs.”


ROBO Global launches artificial intelligence ETF in US

May 14th, 2020 | By
Qraft Technologies launches AI-driven value factor ETF

ROBO Global, the advisory and indexing firm behind the first pure-play robotics ETF, has launched a new disruptive technology ETF in the US that tracks companies leading the artificial intelligence revolution. The ROBO Global Artificial Intelligence ETF (THNQ US), brought to market in partnership with white-label platform Exchange Traded Concepts, has listed on NYSE Arca and comes with an expense ratio of 0.68%.


Cloud computing ETFs shine through market storm

May 2nd, 2020 | By
Cloud computing ETFs shrug off rainy days

Cloud computing companies have emerged as big winners from the Covid-19 pandemic with ETFs providing exposure to the sector notching up gains of 33% on average since 16 March, compared to 19% for the S&P 500.


ETFMG and Wedbush introduce global cloud technology ETF

Apr 8th, 2020 | By
Daniel Ives, Managing Director and Technology Analyst at Wedbush Securities.

ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) and Wedbush Securities have introduced a new thematic ETF on NYSE Arca providing exposure to companies listed globally that are at the forefront of cloud technology. The Wedbush ETFMG Global Cloud Technology ETF (IVES US) is linked to the Dan Ives Global Cloud Technology Prime Index, created in collaboration with seasoned Wall Street technology analyst Daniel Ives.


First Trust launches actively managed low volatility mid & small-cap ETF

Apr 7th, 2020 | By
Low volatility strategies: Why the wheels came off (temporarily) in 2020

First Trust has launched a new actively managed ETF in the US providing exposure to small- and mid-cap stocks that are expected to deliver long-term capital appreciation while exhibiting relatively lower volatility, thereby reducing downside risk when markets decline. Created in partnership with a North Carolina-headquartered Horizon Investments, the First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF (HSMV US) has listed on NYSE Arca and comes with an expense ratio of 0.80%.


Esoterica debuts with active 5G ETF

Apr 3rd, 2020 | By
Esoterica debuts with active 5G ETF

New York-headquartered Esoterica Capital, a newly formed asset manager specializing in thematic investments, has introduced its first ETF. The Esoterica NextG Economy ETF (WUGI US) has listed on Cboe BZX Exchange and provides actively managed exposure to a global equity portfolio of companies directly linked to the theme of 5G technology. The fund comes with an expense ratio of 0.75%.