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Friday, January 15, 2016|
Don't Call Them ETMFs
When it comes to the new type of funds that Eaton Vance [profile] is creating, call them NextShares or exchange-traded managed funds but don't use the abbreviation.
The new fund structure has been years in the making, and ever since November 2014 the Eaton Vance folks have been touting NextShares as the brand for that new structure. Yet MFWire also used an acronym, ETMF, to refer to the new structure.
"The formal name of the product is an exchange-traded managed fund. That hasn't changed," Clarke says. "We are an industry of acronyms. In the early days it was very natural for exchange-traded managed funds to be abbreviated as ETMFs."
Yet after some "deep dive market research" with investor and FA focus groups, business partner discussions and more, Clarke and his team are no longer using the acronym "to avoid confusion."
"We gained knowledge that 'ETMF' could potentially be confused with 'ETF'," Clarke says.
Clarke confirms that Eaton Vance and the other fund firms licensing the new structure will all label the funds as "NextShares".
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