The New Fund Fuss - May 25, 2017
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The New Fund Fuss - May 25, 2017

Company: Altegris Advisors

Fund Enhancement: Altegris Managed Futures Strategy Fund (MFTAX, MFTIX, MFTCX, MFTOX)

Altegris enhanced this mutual fund that invests in financial and commodity futures markets. This enhancement "now allocates fund assets using a simpler and more streamlined process by which multiple managers trade directly for the Fund via sub-advisory and trading advisory arrangements."


Company: Cambria Investment Management

New Fund: Cambria Core Equity ETF (CCOR)

On May 24, The Cambria ETF Trust, and its investment manager, Cambria Investment Management, launched this active ETF.


Company: AssetMark

New Portfolio: Parametric Custom Portfolios

AssetMark teamed up with Parametric, an affiliate of Eaton Vance, to launch these portfolios. This launch is in efforts to expand AssetMark's high-net-worth capabilities.


Company: Ivy Investment Management Company

New Fund: Ivy PineBridge High Yield Fund

Ivy partnered with PineBridge Investments to launch this fund on May 18. The fund is managed by Ivy, and subadvised by PineBridge. The fund seeks to "provide total return through a combination of high current income and capital appreciation, primarily by investing in a diversified portfolio of high-yield, high-risk fixed income securities from both U.S. and foreign issuers."


Company: Wasatch Advisors

Fund Reopen: Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund (WAFMX / WIFMX)

This fund has been closed to new investors since May 9, 2014. However, on May 16, 2017, Wasatch reopened this fund through third-party intermediaries, financial advisors and retirement plans.


Company: IndexIQ

New Fund: Q Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF (CSML)

IndexIQ launched this equity-focused ETF on May 16. This ETF seeks to "track the price and yield performance of the Chaikin Power U.S. Small Cap Index, which leverages the Chaikin Power Gauge (CPG)."


Company: Fidelity Investments

New Funds: Fidelity U.S. Sustainability Index Fund, Fidelity International Sustainability Index Fund

launched these two sustainability-focused index funds on May 16. They seek to provide investors with more choices for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments.


Company: AIG

New Fund: AIG ESG Dividend Fund

AIG launched this ESG fund on May 16. This fund is designed to "provide socially and environmentally conscious investors with total return, including capital appreciation and current income," while investing in companies that ESG standards.


Company: Chiron Investment Management

New Fund: Chiron Global Opportunities Fund

In conjunction with UBS, Chiron launched this new UCITS fund. This fund will "employ a multi asset class strategy that will seek to preserve capital while generating a total return that outperforms its peers and relevant benchmarks."


Company: Putnam Investments

New Funds: Putnam PanAgora Risk Parity Fund, Putnam PanAgora Market Neutral Fund, Putnam PanAgora Market Neutral Fund

On May 24, Putnam Investments unveiled plans to launch these three liquid alternative funds this summer.


Company: GraniteShares

New Funds: GraniteShares Bloomberg Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF (COMB), GraniteShares S&P GSCI Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF (COMG)

GraniteShares launched these 40-Act funds on May 22.


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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