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Friday, February 17, 2017

The New Fund Fuss - February 17, 2017

Reported by Ashley McHugh-Chiappone

Company: First Trust Advisors L.P.

New Fund: The First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF

First Trust is launching this fund, which seeks to "maximize long-term total return using a value driven approach."


Company: Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

New Fund: The Parametric Volatility Risk Premium - Defensive Fund

Parametric is launching this fund, which seeks to " take advantage of the tendency for volatility priced into options to be higher, on average, than the volatility actually experienced on the securities underlying the option."


Company: Blue Tide Investments LLC

New Index: The Blue Tide Fundamental Index

Blue Tide is launching this index, which seeks to "to facilitate stock market exposure, to all investors from seasoned to novice."


Company: Global X Funds

New Fund: The Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF

Global X is launching this fund, which "will hold a basket primarily consisting of U.S. large and mid-cap companies led by CEOs who are the original founders of their firms."


Company: IndexIQ

New Fund: The IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF

IndexIQ is launching this fund, which seeks to "capture the performance of U.S. high yield corporate bonds with the potential for lower relative volatility and greater liquidity."


Company: W.E. Donoghue & Co., LLC

New Fund: The Power Momentum Index Fund

W.E. Donoghue & Co is launching this fund that seeks to "generate growth while deploying a tactical overlay in an effort to preserve capital in all market cycles."


Company: MSCI Inc

New Indexes: The MSCI ACWI ESG Universal Index, the MSCI World ESG Universal Index, the MSCI Europe ESG Universal Index, the MSCI EM (Emerging Markets) ESG Universal Index, the MSCI USA ESG Universal Index

MSCI is launching these indexes, which are "designed to enable pension funds, endowments and other asset owners to better focus on ESG issues in their investment decision-making processes." In addition to the launch of these funds, MSCI is also rebranding two MSCI ESG Index families.


To learn more about recent fund launches, check our most recent New Fund Fuss here. For information about SEC filings or new hires, check out our latest Filings For Fundsters and Follow the Fundsters columns, respectively. For job opportunities in the industry, explore our The Next Gig column. If you have a fund filing that you would like to point out, a mutual fund launch, product change or new hire that you would like to announce, please contact the MFWire team at editors@investmentwires.com. 

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