The new products include two active ETFs – the first to be listed with SIX in two years. Unlike most ETFs, which are managed passively, managers of these active ETFs review and optimize fund composition. They buy and sell selected shares or other securities. This means they can respond immediately to incipient market trends. Active ETFs thereby aim to achieve a higher return than their benchmark, such as the SMI® – Switzerland's blue chip index. Providers of active ETFs undertake to disclose detailed product information. As with passive ETFs, active ETFs offer investors the benefits of on-exchange trading, such as security, fair pricing and transparency.

The new J.P. Morgan Asset Management products listed with SIX offer the following solutions: a diversified investment in bonds with very short maturities from a broad spectrum of corporate and government issuers with good ratings (investment-grade); an investment in emerging market bonds; an ETF on short-dated euro-denominated government bonds; and a solution that targets hedge fund-like returns through the use of derivatives. "In developing our ETF business, we are seeking to make J.P. Morgan Asset Management's acknowledged, long-established expertise available in the ETF domain. When talking to investors, we found that there was demand for active, smart fixed-income solutions, as well as for strategies with low correlation to the broader market that can help equip portfolios to cope with rising volatility," explains Bryon Lake, Head of International ETFs at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

For more than 150 years, J.P. Morgan Asset Management has offered investment solutions for institutions, financial advisors and private investors worldwide, with assets under management of more than CHF 1.7 trillion as at end-2017. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is part of the global financial services group J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., with branches all over the world, a global offering and wide-ranging expertise in all relevant asset classes combined with a strong local presence. Swiss clients have since 1995 been served from Zurich and Geneva.

www.jpmorganassetmanagement.ch

 

Product name

Trading currency

ISIN

Market makers

Management style

JPM BetaBuilders EUR Govt Bond 1-3 yr UCITS ETF – EUR (dist)

EUR

IE00BYVZV757

Commerzbank AG

Goldenberg Hehmeyer LLP

Passive

JPM Managed Futures UCITS ETF – USD (acc)

USD

IE00BF4G7290

Commerzbank AG

Goldenberg Hehmeyer LLP

Active

JPM USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond UCITS ETF – USD (dist)

USD

IE00BDFC6G93

Commerzbank AG

Goldenberg Hehmeyer LLP

Passive

JPM USD Ultra-Short Income UCITS ETF – USD (dist)

USD

IE00BDFC6Q91

Commerzbank AG

Goldenberg Hehmeyer LLP

Active

 

You can find further information on the ETF segment at Swiss Exchange on our website at:

http://www.six-swiss-exchange.com/funds/overview_en.html

http://www.six-swiss-exchange.com/funds/publications_en.html


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