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Keeping it active

Active is king in ETFs at the moment. Our features this week bring you a new issuer, Arch Indices, which has built its first offering around a dynamic portfolio construction which is designed to maximise income and minimise volatility.

The Arch Indices VOI Absolute Income ETF (VWI) is the brainchild of co-founders Yang Tang and Dr Jinghua Kuang, who have 40 years of combined experience in fixed income and derivatives. Initially the pair considered ETFs to be passive products but now Tang says: “There are now many more ideas in the ETF wrapper.”

Also keeping it active, is Jennifer Grancio, formerly CEO of start-up ETF issuer Engine No.1, which has been acquired by TCW, a global asset manager with USD210 billion under management. Grancio is now TCW’s Global Head of Wealth, overseeing global wealth distribution, and will lead TCW’s ETF business, and direct TCW’s brand and digital marketing strategy.

“When we launch it will be active, that’s the opportunity from TCW. We are looking at total return core bond products as well as their capabilities in investment grade CLO,” Grancio says.

We are working on the Special Report from last week’s US ETF Awards and the dominance of active ETFs is a theme that keeps coming up in interviews with the winners both from the service provider side and the issuers. The report should be published next week.

Beverly Chandler, Managing Editor

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LATEST NEWS

Jennifer Grancio, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Engine No. 1, has now been named TCW’s Global Head of Wealth, after the takeover of her business by TCW, a global asset manager with USD210 billion under management. Grancio will oversee global wealth distribution, lead TCW’s ETF business, and direct TCW’s brand and digital marketing strategy.
A new ETF issuer in the US, Arch Indices, has built its first offering around a dynamic portfolio construction which is designed to maximise income and minimise volatility. 

Global ETF Launches

Global Launches sponsored by STOXX
Non-north American global ETF launches this week came from LGIM which expanded its ETF Paris Aligned Benchmark range: Fidelity, which expanded its fixed income range using Solactive indices and Franklin Templeton, who also went active, launching active fixed income ETFs in Europe.

US ETF Launches

US Launches sponsored by STOXX
13 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.

Canada ETF LAUNCHES

Canada Launches sponsored by STOXX
Hamilton Capital Partners Inc. has launched the Hamilton U.S. Equity Yield Maximizer ETF (SMAX) and Hamilton Technology Yield Maximizer ETF (QMAX), the latest additions to Hamilton ETFs’ yield maximiser suite of ETFs.
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