20 new ETF offerings were launched for the week, each with a distinct value proposition for investors. Detailed below are the respective launches from each asset manager.
VanEck launched the VanEck Office and Commercial REIT ETF (Ticker: DESK). The ETF seeks to replicate the price and yield performance of the MarketVector US Listed Office and Commercial REITs Index. The index is intended to track the overall performance of U.S. office and commercial real estate investment trusts.
BlackRock has launched five iShares ETFs that invest in U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) of varying maturities. Investors can use the TIPS funds to seek inflation protection, build a bond ladder, and manage interest rate risk.
The funds are iShares iBonds Oct 2029 Term TIPS ETF (Ticker: IBIF), iShares iBonds Oct 2030 Term TIPS ETF (Ticker: IBIG), iShares iBonds Oct 2031 Term TIPS ETF (Ticker: IBIH), iShares iBonds Oct 2032 Term TIPS ETF (Ticker: IBII), and iShares iBonds Oct 2033 Term TIPS ETF (Ticker: IBIJ).
Franklin Templeton launched the Western Asset Bond ETF (Ticker: WABF). Actively managed by Western Asset, this ETF will invest in various types of fixed income securities, including corporate debt, US and non-US government securities, asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, collateralised mortgage obligations, collateralised debt obligations and mortgage dollar rolls.
Roundhill Investments launched the Roundhill Alerian LNG ETF (Ticker: LNGG). The ETF provides access to the U.S. and international companies materially engaged in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry. The ETF is based on the Alerian Liquefied Natural Gas Index, which consists of companies focused on liquefaction, shipping LNG (LNG carriers), as well as regasification. The index also includes diversified LNG companies that participate in more than one of the three segments.
Matthew Asia launched five new emerging market ETFs. These solutions are designed to provide investors with exposure to both distinct and holistic aspects of emerging market equities. The funds are:
The Matthews Pacific Tiger Active ETF (Ticker: ASIA), which seeks to invest in high-quality growth companies in Asia (ex-Japan).
The Matthews India Active ETF (Ticker: INDE) is a single-country all-cap fund. It targets innovative and entrepreneurial businesses across sectors and themes believed to benefit from the country’s long-term structural growth drivers.
The Matthews Japan Active ETF (Ticker: JPAN) is a single-country all-cap high-conviction fund. It seeks to invest in companies that are domestic, regional, and global leaders in their sector.
The Matthews Asia Dividend Active ETF (Ticker: ADVE) is a core regional fund. It targets growth companies in Asia Pacific with lower volatility.
The Matthews Emerging Markets Sustainable Future Active ETF (Ticker: EMSF) is an unconstrained, high-conviction all-cap fund. It seeks to invest in companies focused on making positive environmental, social, and economic impact within global emerging markets.
MarketDesk launched the MarketDesk Focused U.S. Dividend ETF (Ticker: FDIV). The actively managed ETF uses a quantitative strategy to invest in 60-80 dividend-paying U.S. stocks that are likely to increase their dividend payments going forward.
Invesco added three ETFs to their BulletShares ETF franchise, the Invesco BulletShares 2033 Corporate Bond ETF (Ticker: BSCX), Invesco BulletShares 2031 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (Ticker: BSJV), and Invesco BulletShares 2033 Municipal Bond ETF (Ticker: BSSX).
YieldMax launched the YieldMax PYPL Option Income Strategy ETF (Ticker: PYPY). The fund seeks to generate monthly income via a synthetic covered call strategy on PayPal Holdings, Inc.
GGM Wealth Advisors launched the GGM Macro Alignment ETF (Ticker: GGM). The actively managed ETF aims to beat the market through a full economic cycle by dynamically shifting among sectors and styles best suited for the prevailing macroeconomic environment.
Dimensional Fund Advisors launched two ETFs, the Ultrashort Fixed Income ETF (Ticker: DUSB) and World Equity ETF (Ticker: DFAW). The former invests in a universe of investment grade fixed income securities that typically mature in one year or less, while the latter is a “fund of funds” that invests in domestic and international equity funds.
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