New Fund Filings

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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.
New Fund Filings Review: January 2021      2/24/2021
  January witnessed registrations for 27 new funds, spread across eight open-end mutual funds, 17 ETFs, one closed-end fund, and one interval fund. Actively-managed funds counted for the largest portion of ETF filings for the month at 13. Advisors Preferred and First Trust Advisors were tied for the most new monthly filings at three each. All of Advisors Preferred’s filings were in mutual funds while First Trust registered three new active ETFs. Fixed income funds saw the greatest representation among January’s new filings at 9. International and Domestic Equity were tied for second place at 7 registrations each.
New Fund Filings Review: December 2020      1/27/2021
  62 new funds were filed during December, including 25 open-end mutual funds, 34 ETFs, and three closed-end funds. Filings for ETFs were closely split between active (16) and passive (18) for the month.