Managed futures specialist Qbasis Invest has launched an exchange-traded fund, the Qbasis Futures Fund, which will commence trading on the Hamburg stock exchange on 1 April.
The Qbasis Futures Fund is the only onshore fund that enables retail investors to access the firm’s flagship managed futures strategy.
It is also among the first managed futures funds to offer daily liquidity.
The new ETF will be distributed first in Austria and Germany and become available Europe-wide, including in the UK, in the upcoming months.
It will replicate the investment strategy of the principal Qbasis managed futures fund, also called the Qbasis Futures Fund, but will be accessible to retail investors with a minimum ticket of EUR2,000. By contrast, the flagship Futures Fund requires a minimum investment of USD100,000.
The ETF will employ the two Qbasis trade systems, MF Trend and MF Plus, which will enable it to profit from both short and long-term trends, as well as from sideway market movements.
“We believe there is a gap in the market for an onshore managed futures fund with daily liquidity,” says Philipp Pölzl, the co-founder of Qbasis. “The fund will offer retail investors constant high diversification with strict risk control, low correlation to traditional investments and enable them to profit from rising and falling prices.”