BOSTON, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NextShares Solutions LLC (NextShares Solutions), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (Eaton Vance), and UBS Financial Services Inc. (UBS) will ring the Closing Bell today on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq). Today's bell ringing commemorates the previously announced availability of NextShares™ exchange-traded managed funds (NextShares) at UBS as part of its solutions set for clients. UBS is the first full-service wealth manager to offer NextShares through its financial advisor network.
NextShares are an innovative way to invest in actively managed strategies, offering the potential for benchmark-beating returns by applying their manager's proprietary investment research. As exchange-traded products, NextShares may offer cost and tax efficiencies that can enhance shareholder returns. The first NextShares fund began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC in February 2016. Twelve NextShares funds from five sponsors have been introduced to date, with more launches expected in the coming months.
"We are joined today by a talented team of professionals from UBS and our NextShares consortium partners," said Stephen W. Clarke, President, NextShares Solutions LLC. "Together, we are committed to bringing the benefits of this innovative fund structure to investors."
A live webcast of the Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony (starting at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time on Feb. 7) will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live.
About NextShares Solutions and Eaton Vance
NextShares Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance formed to develop and commercialize NextShares. Aspects of the operation of NextShares are protected intellectual property owned by NextShares Solutions. For more information, visit nextshares.com.
Eaton Vance (EV) is a leading global asset manager whose history dates to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $432.3 billion as of December 31, 2017 offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. For more information, visit eatonvance.com.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended as investment or tax advice, and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell specific securities.
About NextShares: Shares of NextShares funds are normally bought and sold in the secondary market through a broker, and may not be individually purchased or redeemed from the fund. In the secondary market, buyers and sellers transact with each other, rather than with the fund. NextShares funds issue and redeem shares only in specified creation unit quantities in transactions by or through Authorized Participants. In such transactions, a fund issues and redeems shares in exchange for the basket of securities, other instruments and/or cash that the fund specifies each business day. By transacting in kind, a NextShares fund can lower its trading costs and enhance fund tax efficiency by avoiding forced sales of securities to meet redemptions. Redemptions may be effected partially or entirely in cash when in-kind delivery is not practicable or deemed not in the best interests of shareholders. A fund's basket is not intended to be representative of the fund's current portfolio positions and may vary significantly from current positions. As exchange-traded securities, NextShares can operate with low transfer agency expenses by utilizing the same highly efficient share processing system as used for exchange-listed stocks and ETFs.
Market trading prices of NextShares are linked to the fund's next-computed net asset value (NAV) and will vary from NAV by a market-determined premium or discount, which may be zero. Buyers and sellers of NextShares will not know the value of their purchases and sales until after the fund's NAV is determined at the end of the trading day. Market trading prices may vary significantly from anticipated levels. NextShares do not offer investors the opportunity to buy and sell intraday based on current (versus end-of-day) determinations of fund value. NextShares trade execution prices will fluctuate based on changes in NAV. Although limit orders may be used to control trading costs, they cannot be used to control or limit trade execution prices. As a new type of fund, NextShares have a limited operating history and may initially be available through a limited number of brokers. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for NextShares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue unchanged. Buying and selling NextShares may require payment of brokerage commissions and expose transacting shareholders to other trading costs. Frequent trading may detract from realized investment returns. The return on a shareholder's NextShares investment will be reduced if the shareholder sells shares at a greater discount or narrower premium to NAV than he or she acquired the shares.
NextShares™ is a trademark of NextShares Solutions LLC. All rights reserved.