New Fund Filings

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New Fund Filings Review: June 2021      7/26/2021
  June recorded 88 new fund filings across 18 open-end mutual funds, 63 ETFs, four closed-end funds, and three interval funds. ETF filings accounted for the largest number of both active (31) and passive (32) funds for the month. ProShares accounted for the most new registrations for the month through nine global equity sector ETFs. Invesco filed for the second most new funds with eight ETFs. International Equity witnessed the highest number of new filings at 32, split equally between 16 passive and 16 active funds. Bond funds saw the second highest number at with 15 active and 9 index funds.
New Fund Filings Review: May 2021      6/25/2021
  May witnessed new registrations for 63 funds, broken out across 15 open-end mutual funds, 39 ETFs, three closed-end funds, and six interval funds. Actively-managed funds served as the largest source of ETF registrations, with 21 active funds (including four semi-transparent funds) and 18 indexed ETFs. Global X Management filed the most funds during May at eight, split across a series of option hedge ETFs and two alternative energy ETFs. May also recorded four filings for bitcoin-related strategies. None of the four recently registered funds will hold bitcoin directly but may invest in bitcoin futures and funds that invest directly or indirectly while using fixed income portfolios for collateral and liquidity.
New Fund Filings Review: April 2021      5/26/2021
  83 new funds were filed over the course of April, spread across 22 open-end mutual funds, 55 ETFs, two closed-end funds, and four interval funds. Active funds continued to represent the largest portion of ETF registrations, with 31 active ETFs (including two semi-transparent funds) and 24 passive ETFs. Innovator Capital witnessed the most new monthly registrations at six through leveraged and buffer ETFs. Direxion/Rafferty and Invesco followed with five new ETF filings during April. International equity funds continued to account for the highest number of filings at 28, followed closely by US equity funds at 27. ETFs experienced the most new filings across every asset class, comprising 15 international and 18 domestic equity funds.
New Fund Filings Review: March 2021      4/26/2021
  March witnessed 71 new fund registrations, spread across 16 open-end mutual funds, 51 ETFs, three closed-end funds and one interval fund. Actively-managed funds strongly led ETF filings with 34 new registrations (including five semi-transparent ETFs), compared to 17 passive ETFs. Fidelity saw the highest number of new filings for the month at eight, spread across active and passive mutual funds and ETFs. ETF Managers Group recorded the second highest new registrations at five through a series of leveraged and inverse ETFs. International equity led new registrations on an asset class level at 23 new filings, followed closely by 22 new domestic equity funds. ETFs led across both asset classes, with 13 international equity funds and 16 US equity funds.
New Fund Filings Review: February 2021      3/26/2021
  77 new funds were registered over the course of February, including 25 open-end mutual funds, 48 ETFs, one closed-end fund, and three interval funds. New ETF filings were closely split between passive (25) and active (23) funds and included five semitransparent active funds. Empowered Funds recorded the highest number of new registrations for the month at nine through a series of global equity sector ETFs. Putnam, Simplify, and Exchange Traded Concepts were all tied for second with four new filings each. February witnessed a strong boost in equity filings as domestic equity and international equity both saw 29 new filings. ETFs accounted for 19 of the newly registered domestic equity funds and 22 of the new international equity filings.