Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Astor launches actively managed ETF mutual fund

RELATED TOPICS​

Astor Asset Management has launched its first actively managed ETF mutual fund, the Astor Long/Short ETF Fund.

Astor Asset Management is known for its Long/Short Balanced ETF Program. It is now applying its macroeconomic-based approach to the new fund.

“In our opinion, our new mutual fund allows active management to be part of any investment portfolio,” says Robert Stein (pictured), chief executive of Astor Financial. “By offering a mutual fund we have made our services more accessible to those interested in a more active approach to money management. We believe that the past few years have proven that new techniques are needed to further diversify and reduce the risk of one’s investments.”

Astor uses a proactive philosophy of identifying the economic cycle, implementing investment and allocation decisions using exchange-traded funds.

The goal of the Astor Long/Short ETF Fund is to succeed in any type of market and economic environment. The fund uses long equity ETF positioning in diversified non-correlating market averages. During economic contractions, the fund will use defensive positioning, which can range from overweighting cash and fixed income to using ETFs with inverse exposure to broad market averages. However, short selling of securities is not a part of the investment strategy.

Latest News

BlackRock's iShares, an undisputed leader among European ETF issuers, pushed further ahead in Q1 with EUR173 billion in trades, triple..
European ETFs raised USD47.8 billion in Q1, a 15 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2023, according..
LSEG Lipper’s March report finds that globally equity ETFs (+EUR113.2 billion) enjoyed the highest estimated net inflows for the month,..
Morningstar has published a review of the European ETF market for the first quarter 2024, which finds that it gathered..

Related Articles

etf active trading
Latest Morningstar data shows actively managed ETFs’ share of the US ETF market rose to 8.5 per cent at the...
Kristen Mierzwa, FTSE Russell
Index Investments Group (IIG), a division within index provider FTSE Russell, has extended its range of indices through two new...
ETFs
US ETF issuers of active ETFs are facing an increase in fees from the big custodian firms, such as Charles...
Taylor Krystkowiak, Themes ETFs
Themes ETFs opened its doors in December 2023, with an introductory suite of 11 ETFs – seven thematic and four...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by