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Legg Mason’s quant arm finds ETFs ‘very valuable’

Legg Mason’s quant arm finds ETFs ‘very valuable’

QS Investors is one of nine subsidiary firms of Legg Mason, and is where the quantitative solutions for institutional investors are found. The majority of its USD15 billion in assets is in quant solutions which marry the firm’s research to client needs, says Nick Hooten, Head of Investment Solutions, at the firm. Hooten will be joining the ETFs in Depth panel at etfLIVE US in October this year.

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Global ETF launches 14-21.05.20

Global ETF launches 14-21.05.20

The pick of this week’s new ETF launches saw veteran event-driven manager Water Island Capital make its debut in the space with the AltShares Merger Arbitrage ETF, which is designed to offer exposure to a proven, ‘pure play’ merger arbitrage strategy capable of capitalising on the idiosyncratic opportunities in today’s uncertain environment. Elsewhere, CI Investments debuted an Altrenative Enhanced Yield ETF, LHA launched the second in a planned Market State Shares family of alternative ETF strategies, while BlackRock launched a new iShares Corporate Bond ETF on Xetra and ROBO Global listed its AI fund on the NYSE…