New Fund Filings

Analysis of funds recently registered and key themes in product development. To monitor new funds and other fund changes on a daily basis go to our sister site

Clients can select from the latest Highlights of New Fund Filings below or from the list of all Highlights of New Funds.

New Fund Filing Review: June 2015       7/30/2015
  Several managers plan new equity energy funds. Virtus, OppenheimerFunds, and Advisory Research all filed funds which will invest in MLPs and other companies involved in energy infrastructure. Fidelity and First Investors registered multi-asset income funds. John Hancock and Goldman Sachs plan global real estate funds. Thornburg filed a socially conscious international equity fund.
New Fund Filing Review: May 2015       6/29/2015
  Several managers plan new index funds. BlackRock filed a passive real estate fund and two passive domestic equity funds. State Street registered a small/mid cap index fund, while Good Harbor announced passive funds tracking indices of venture capital-backed and private equity-backed companies. TIAA-CREF also filed a short term bond index fund. TIAA-CREF and Trillium Asset Management each plan two socially responsible funds. Clough Capital and Transamerica both filed global long/short equity funds. Franklin registered an unconstrained bond fund.
New Fund Filing Review: April 2015      5/29/2015
  Unconstrained bond strategies proved popular in April. Prudential, Columbia, and AXA affiliate 1290 Asset Managers all filed funds with flexible mandates to invest in many types of debt securities worldwide. Goldman Sachs, GMO, and Equinox all filed global macro funds. Babson Capital registered a lineup of six new bond funds, including an emerging markets local currency fund and a global high yield fund. Compass EMP plans two fundamental index mutual funds. 68 exchange-traded funds were registered in April.
New Fund Filing Review: March 2015       4/29/2015
  Several multi-alternative style funds were registered in March. American Beacon, MainStay, and BNY Mellon all filed funds which will employ numerous alternative strategies. Artisan Partners and Lazard both announced emerging market equity funds which emphasize volatility management. Gabelli, Allianz, and Tekla Capital Management filed closed-end funds. Wells Fargo plans a new lineup of target date funds.
New Fund Filing Review: February 2015       3/30/2015
  Passive funds proved to be popular in February, as numerous managers announced index mutual funds. BlackRock and Emerging Global Advisors each filed three passive equity funds. Fidelity registered two index equity funds and Calvert announced two socially responsible index equity funds. State Street also filed two passive international equity mutual funds, and HSBC registered a fundamental index international equity fund. Several firms also filed multi-strategy alternative funds. Vanguard, American Century, and BlackRock all registered funds which employ numerous alternative investment styles. Prudential registered a global tactical asset allocation fund. Lord Abbett and Russell plan high yield municipal bond funds.