Last week, a host of funds changed their names or announced pending name changes.
Effective Nov. 1, a range of ETFs offered by State Street Global Advisors changed their names to reflect Bloomberg’s rebranding of its fixed income indexes. The following ETFs all dropped “Barclays” from their names and the names of their indexes:
- SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (BWX)
- SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF (BWZ)
- SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (EBND)
- SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF (IBND)
IBND, for example, will become the SPDR Bloomberg International Corporate Bond ETF.
And as of Nov. 12, the following ETFs from 6 Meridian will add “ETC” to the start of their names, reflecting the fact that the funds are issued by Exchange Traded Concepts:
- 6 Meridian Hedged Equity-Index Option Strategy ETF (SIXH)
- 6 Meridian Low Beta Equity Strategy ETF (SIXL)
- 6 Meridian Mega Cap Equity ETF (SIXA)
- 6 Meridian Small Cap Equity ETF (SIXS)
- 6 Meridian Quality Dividend Yield ETF (SXQY)
- 6 Meridian Quality Growth ETF (SXQG)
- 6 Meridian Quality Value ETF (SXQV)
For example, SXQV will be renamed the ETC 6 Meridian Quality Value ETF.
On Jan. 5, 2022, the KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A Share ETF (KBA) will change its name to the KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A 50 Connect Index ETF and its index from the MSCI China A Index to the MSCI China A 50 Connect Index. Its ticker will remain KBA.
Finally, on Jan. 18, WisdomTree will change the names and indexes of two of its funds. The WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund (DOO) will change its name to the WisdomTree International AI Enhanced Value Fund and its ticker to AIVI. Meanwhile, the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend ex-Financials Fund (DTN) will change its name to the WisdomTree U.S. AI Enhanced Value Fund and its ticker to AIVL.
The Mohr Growth Fund (MOHR), the Adaptive Core ETF (RULE) and the Mindful Conservative ETF (MFUL) all debuted on the Cboe Global Markets Nov. 3, with expense ratios of 0.96%, 0.91% and 1.07% respectively.
The ETFs are all actively managed and nontransparent, with MOHR aiming to generate capital appreciation for various levels of risk tolerance.
All three funds are subadvised by Retireful LLC, a Michigan-based advisory firm and model portfolio licenser run solely by principal Dan Mohr. Retireful manages approximately $835 million among 13 clients, according to regulatory filings in mid-August.
Further, adding to this year’s meager list of closures, the Principal International Multi-Factor ETF (PDEV) is set to see its last day of trading Nov. 23. The fund launched in July 2019 and has yet to gather significant assets.
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