Category Archives: Funds in Registration

Funds in registration, August 2016

Active Alts Contrarian ETF (SQZZ) Active Alts Contrarian ETF (SQZZ) seeks current income and capital appreciation. The plan is to invest in foreign and domestic stocks where the manager expects a “short squeeze” might occur. That is, they’ll look for stocks that lots of people have unjustifiably shorted and try to ride the short-covering rally […]

Funds in Registration, July 2016

Anchor Alternative Equity Fund Anchor Alternative Equity Fund will pursue total with a secondary objective of limiting risk. It will be a long/short fund-of-funds investing in ETFs and mutual funds.  Here’s the key phrase: “The Fund primarily takes long and short positions in securities that are highly correlated to major US equity indices based on […]

Funds in Registration, May 2016

AMG Multi-Asset Income Fund AMG Multi-Asset Income Fund will seek a high level of current income. They intend to invest in many sorts of income-producing securities, using five sub-advisers with five different approaches, in order to generate “incrementally more yield” than a portfolio of government securities. That’s nice, except that their risk target is “lower […]

Funds in Registration, April 2016

Boyd Watterson Short Duration Enhanced Income Fund Boyd Watterson Short Duration Enhanced Income Fund will seek income, capital preservation and total return, in that order. The plan is to invest tactically in a wide variety of security types including junk bonds, bank loans, convertibles, preferred shares, CDOs and so on. They’ve got a bunch of […]

Funds in Registration, February and March, 2016

361 Domestic Long/Short Equity Fund 361 Domestic Long/Short Equity Fund will seek long-term capital appreciation while preserving capital in down markets. The plan is sort of encapsulated in the fund’s name. The fund will be managed by Harindra de Silva, Dennis Bein, and Ryan Brown, all of Analytic Investors. Dr. de Silva is, just fyi, famous, […]

Funds in registration, January 2016

American Century Global Small Cap Fund American Century Global Small Cap Fund will seek capital growth. The plan is “to use a variety of analytical research tools and techniques to identify the stocks of companies that meet their investment criteria.” Not a word about what those criteria might be, though they espouse the same bottom-up, […]

Funds in registration, November 2015

Frontier Silk Invest New Horizons Fund Frontier Silk Invest New Horizons Fund will be seek capital appreciation. The plan is to invest in frontier market equities, either directly or through a form of derivative called a participation note. The fund will be managed by Zin El Abidin Bekkali, Olufunmilayo Akinluyi and Mohamed Bahaa Abdeen, all […]

Funds in Registration, November 2015

ASTON/Value Partners Asia Dividend Fund ASTON/Value Partners Asia Dividend Fund will seek capital appreciation and current income. The plan is to pursue a value-oriented, buy-and-hold strategy to investing in dividend-paying Asian stocks. They might hold up to 20% in fixed income. The fund will be managed by Norman Ho and Philip Li of Value Partners […]

Funds in Registration, October 2015

American Century Emerging Opportunities Total Return Fund American Century Emerging Opportunities Total Return Fund will seek (wait for it!) total return.  The plan is to invest in EM bonds, corporate and sovereign, and floating rate debt. They have the right to buy convertible bonds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds but those seek to be a “why […]

September 2015, Funds in Registration

American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Growth Fund American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Growth Fund will seek long-term total return on capital, primarily through capital appreciation.  Bridgeway is selling their LCG fund to American Beacon, pending shareholder approval. The fund will still be managed by John Montgomery and the Bridgeway team. The initial expense ratio will […]