November 05, 2010 at 07:00 AM EDT
ETF Pipeline Grows: More Hedge Fund Products, VIX ETNs In The Works
Less than a week into November, the month is shaping up to be one of the most active in recent memory for the ETF industry. Vanguard (international real estate ETF), UBS (another MLP ETN), PIMCO (laddered Treasury fund), and Global X (Gold Explorers) have already launched new ETFs, and several more issuers are expected to debut new products in coming weeks. And as new funds hit the market, the product pipeline is quickly refilled with ideas for new products. One of the more interesting filings to hit the SEC’s desk this week came from ProShares, which detailed plans for its Hedge Fund Replication ETF. The proposed fund would track the performance of the Merrill Lynch Factor Model – Exchange Series. That benchmark is designed to maintain a high correlation with hedge fund beta, as represented by the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, an equally-weighted composite of more than 2,000 constituent [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: Closer Look At Hedge Fund ETFs Credit Suisse Launches Hedge Fund ETN (CSLS) Hedge Fund ETFs vs. Actual Hedge Funds
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