VIX-Driven ETF-Of-ETFs Launches

VIX-Driven ETF-Of-ETFs Launches

Little Harbor Advisors adds a fund that looks to outperform the S&P 500.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

Today saw the launch of a new ETF from Little Harbor Advisors. The LHA Market State Tactical Beta ETF (MSTB) is an actively managed ETF-of-ETFs that aims to outperform the large-cap segment of the U.S. market and uses analysis of the S&P 500 Volatility Index’s movements to determine its positions.

The fund comes with an expense ratio of 1.16% and lists on Cboe Global Markets, the parent company of

The fund mainly invests in assets that are tied to the S&P 500’s performance or its volatility and can take long or short positions in those assets. MSTB’s default position is 90% exposure to the S&P 500 Index, but it uses a quantitative model incorporating the movements of the S&P 500 Volatility Index to determine how it should adjust that exposure, the prospectus says.

In addition, the fund can also apply an options overlay to protect against a market downturn and generate income.  

Little Harbor Advisors is also behind the $25 million LHA Market State Alpha Seeker ETF (MSVX).


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Heather Bell is a former managing editor of She has also held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and resides in the Denver area with her two dogs.