ETF Watch: StrongVest Plans Quality Fund

New firm plans actively managed portfolio of equities and fixed-income securities.
Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Staff

ETF industry newcomer StrongVest ETF Trust has filed for an actively managed ETF that invests in investment-grade bonds and equities. The CWA High Quality Income ETF will be subadvised by CWA Asset Management Group.

The bond portion of the portfolio include fixed-income securities issued by large-cap domestic companies as well as bonds issued by small- and midcap issuers from emerging and developed markets. The fund can also invest in high-dividend-yield equities, including funds and other investment vehicles, according to the prospectus.

The ETF will use a selection process that looks to target value, based on projected valuation, issuer credit quality and balance-sheet stability, as well as an issuer’s competitive advantages, the prospectus said.

The fund has no set maturity and duration requirements, nor does it have any limits regarding the currency denominations of its holdings.

The proposed ETF is set to list on the Bats Exchange (which owns, but the filing did not include a ticker or expense ratio.

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