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

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New Fund Filing Review: September 2015       10/30/2015
  Asian equity strategies were popular in September. Morgan Stanley and Delaware plan funds which will invest in stocks in Asia, excluding Japan. Matthews filed an Asia value fund, and Aberdeen registered a Japanese equity fund. Neuberger Berman and Cullen Capital filed equity income funds. In addition, Vanguard filed two passive funds that will track indices of dividend paying international equities. American Century filed an emerging markets bond fund. Virtus plans a series of target date funds to be sub-advised by DFA.
New Fund Filing Review: August 2015       9/22/2015
  Small cap equity strategies proved popular in August. Goldman Sachs filed a multi-manager small cap fund, and T. Rowe Price filed a small cap index fund. Oppenheimer, Aristotle Capital, and Dana Investment Advisors also plan new small cap funds. Legg Mason registered three international alternative funds, including a global macro product, a market neutral fund, and an unconstrained equity fund. Driehaus plans a fund which will focus on the equity and debt of distressed, stressed, and leveraged companies. Brown Advisory and Robeco Investment Management registered long/short funds.
New Fund Filing Review: July 2015       8/31/2015
  Volatility management was a common theme among fund registrations in July. Nuveen, Principal, USA Mutuals, Ziegler Capital Management and Advantus all registered funds that will invest in equities and will use index futures or other derivatives to reduce volatility. BlackRock, Saturna, and Calvert all announced new socially conscious funds. T. Rowe Price and DFA plan new lineups of target date funds. Nationwide filed four fixed income funds, including an unconstrained bond fund. Guggenheim, Nuveen, Van Eck and First Trust filed closed-end 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.