New Fund Filings

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New Fund Filings Review: July 2020      8/27/2020
  July saw total new filings of 61 funds, including 30 ETFs and 22 open-end mutual funds. The month also experienced a relatively high number of closed-end and interval registrations at five and four, respectively. Fixed income funds accounted for the largest number of registrations for the month at 29. ETFs made up the largest portion with 12 filings. BlackRock and Innovator Capital were tied for the highest number of filings at four each. BlackRock‚Äôs new funds included as series of ESG-focused US equity ETFs, while Innovator Capital announced options-based funds for equity and fixed income.
New Fund Filings Review: June 2020      7/28/2020
  June witnessed new registrations for 20 open-mutual funds, 32 ETFs, one closed-end fund, and two interval funds. Filings for active ETFs outnumbered those for index ETFs, with 18 actively-managed ETFs and 14 passive funds. American Century saw the highest number of new filings for the month through a series of six active bond strategies that exist in both mutual fund and ETF wrappers.
New Fund Filings Review: May 2020      6/24/2020
  May saw new filings for 34 open-end mutual funds, 25 ETFs, two closed-end funds, and five interval funds. These filings also included two funds designed to be used with SMAs. Gabelli Funds registered a series of nine active, non-transparent ETFs, which included two ESG ETFs. BlackRock filed for the largest number of new funds across the month at 14. These included an ESG target-date series, two standalone international equity ESG funds, and income-focused feeder funds.
New Fund Filings: April 2020      5/28/2020
  April witnessed the registration of 51 new funds, consisting of 23 open-end mutual funds, 21 ETFs, two closed-end funds, and five interval funds. Actively-managed ETFs outnumbered new filings for passive ETFs during the month. There were 15 new active registrations against six index ETF filings. Innovator Capital and MainStay Funds were tied for the highest number of new registrations in April at five each. Innovator Capital is preparing another set of five defined income ETFs while MainStay Funds announced a series of allocation funds investing in ETFs.
New Fund Filings Review: March 2020       4/27/2020
  March saw a substantial boost in fund registrations at 103, split between 23 open-end mutual funds, 35 ETFs, two closed-end funds, and 43 interval funds. Stone Ridge Asset Management saw the largest number of registrations for the month at 43 through a master feeder series of interval funds designed for longevity risk. BlackRock saw the second highest number of new filings at 13, including 8 ESG-oriented ETFs.