New products introduced over the last week include a new online bond center from E*Trade and two new funds from Goldman Sachs; and two new ETFs from iShares.
In addition, Cole Real Estate Investments introduced a new non-listed REIT and Lincoln Financial Group launched a new fixed index annuity in New York.
Here are the latest developments of interest to advisors:
1) E*TRADE Launches New Online Bond Center With BondDesk Resources
E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced Tuesday the launch of the redesigned online Bond Resource Center, which offers graphical charts and a host of tools and search functionality.
Developed by leveraging resources from BondDesk Group LLC, the Bond Resource Center offers such features as interactive relative value charts; simple search, Moody’s research; portfolio alerts; strategies and insights; and education, videos and web seminars on bonds and other fixed-income issues.
2) Goldman Sachs Asset Management Launches New Funds
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. announced Feb. 27 that it has launched the Goldman Sachs Rising Dividend Growth Fund (GSRAAX). Dividend Assets Capital is the subadvisor of the fund, which seeks long-term growth of capital and current income by investing in companies that pay consistent and increasing dividends, and through an allocation to MLPs.
On Feb. 29, the firm announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs Managed Futures Strategy Fund (A shares: GMSAX), which provides investors with an opportunity to invest in a wide range of globally diversified asset classes that GSAM believes can potentially generate absolute returns and reduce risk during prolonged market declines. The fund is offered in class A and class C shares, both with $1,000 minimum initial investments, and also institutional, class R and class IR shares.
William Fallon, portfolio manager, and the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) team draw on more than 20 years of investing experience to seek to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns from market trends.
4) iShares Launches Two New Dividend Equity ETFs