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iM Global Partner and Dynamic Beta investments launch Managed Futures Strategy ETF


iM Global Partner and Dynamic Beta investments (DBi) have launched the iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF, one of the first actively-managed Managed Futures exchange traded funds (ETF) on the market. 

In a context of markets turmoil, iM Global Partner and DBi are deeply convinced that the iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF should meet investors’ needs of liquidity and transparency.

The Fund’s objective is long-term capital appreciation by investing in multiple asset classes such as equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities through futures and forwards contracts.

The iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF seeks to achieve its objective by utilising a Managed Futures strategy based on a proprietary quantitative model. The strategy, actively managed, seeks to deliver all or more of the pre-fee performance of CTA hedge funds in a daily liquid ETF with reasonable fees. Built on more than ten years of research and live performance, DBi’s proprietary investment strategy seeks to identify key market exposures – across equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets – of a select pool of leading CTA (managed futures) hedge funds. 

Based on this analysis, DBi invests directly in long and short positions in the most liquid domestically traded futures contracts. In addition, by targeting the pre-fee performance of the largest CTA hedge funds, the strategy seeks to deliver the lower risk profile of a diversified pool of funds with reasonable fees.

The iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF, which was launched on 8 May, 2019, is the first Dynamic Beta investments product developed since iM Global Partner acquired a minority stake in DBi in the third quarter of 2018. The Fund is advised by iM Global Partner and is sub-advised by DBi. iM Global Partner’s experienced distribution team will introduce the Fund to a broad range of investors across wealth management, institutional and other channels.

Jeffrey Seeley, COO and Head of US Distribution of iM Global Partner, says: “Dynamic Beta investments is one of the most innovative managers in the liquid alternatives space with a 10-year plus track record. We are thrilled to offer DBi the extended reach of our iM Global Partner’s multi-asset distribution platform for our new ETF and we look forward to working with DBi and our other US partners to bring further investment vehicles to market.”

Andrew Beer and Mathias Mamou-Mani, both Managing Members of DBi, adds: “The iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF is an innovative investment vehicle. The Fund has the potential to deliver the valuable diversification benefits of a portfolio of leading CTA hedge funds to a broader universe of investors, with reasonable fees, liquidity and transparency investors expect from an ETF.”

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