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Must-know: 25 new ETFs launched in January

Aniket Ullal of First Bridge Data

First Bridge ETF landscape and risk report: January 2014 (Part 6 of 7)

(Continued from Part 5)

Active and strategy exposure

A total of 159 new ETFs were launched in 2013, with income/high yield, short-duration bond exposure, and currency-hedged equities being the three most popular categories. We have already seen a quick start to 2014, with 25 new launches in January itself. The table below lists the January 2014 ETF launches.

We can see:

  • An increase in the number of active ETFs, with State Street being the most notable sponsor, since it was the pioneer in traditional index linked ETFs in the U.S.
  • More launches of ETFs that offer exposure to targeted strategies such as currency-hedged and “high-quality” stocks.
  • Products in the 50–85 bps expense ratio range that offer strategic exposure (rather than low-cost “traditional beta” products in the 10–25 bps range).

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