The New Fund Fuss - December 16, 2016
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The New Fund Fuss - December 16, 2016

Company: Newfleet Asset Management

New Fund: The Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF

Newfleet is launching its third ETF strategy. This fund seeks to "provide a high level of current income and capital appreciation by combining two converging credit sectors, high-yield corporate bonds and floating bank loans."


Company: Thomson Reuters

New Index: The Thomson Reuters Western Eurozone Mid & Small Cap Total Return Index

Thomson Reuters is launching this index, which is "designed to include only companies that can be genuinely considered small and mid cap."


Company: Amplify ETFs

New Fund: The Amplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF

Amplify is launching this ETF which has a "two-fold income approach via dividend paying stocks and option writing."


Company: Cognios Capital, LLC

New Funds: The Cognios Large Cap Value Fund, the Cognios Large Cap Growth Fund

Cognios is launching these funds, which will join their flagship fund, the Cognios Market Neutral Large Cap Fund. The Cognios Large Cap Value Fund and the Cognios Large Cap Growth Fund seek "long-term growth of capital by purchasing equity securities of U.S. companies."


Company: Rational Funds

Converted Fund: The Rational Dynamic Momentum Fund

Rational has converted this fund, the company's first hedge fund, into a mutual fund. This new fund offers investors a "managed futures strategy."


Company: VelocityShares

New Funds: The VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN and the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN

VelocityShares, a Janus Capital Group brand, is launching these funds to "provide investors with alternative securities to the VelocityShares ETNs UWTI and DWTI, which are being delisted from trading on a public stock exchange."


Company: FTSE Russell, Research Affiliates

New Index Families: The FTSE4Good RAFI Indices, the FTSE RAFI ex Fossil Fuels Indices

FTSE Russell and Research Affiliates have launched two new environmental, social and governance (ESG) smart beta 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

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