New products and changes introduced over the last week include two bond funds from T. Rowe Price and a sustainable impact investing trust from Hennion & Walsh.
Also, truIndependence launched an investment platform for independent RIAs and iCapital added two private fund placement agents.
Here are the latest developments of interest to advisors:
1) T. Rowe Price Adds Bond Funds
RPIEX seeks to offer some protection against rising rates with a low correlation to equity markets, and seeks to achieve this by investing at least 80% of its assets in bonds; focusing mainly on investment-grade securities, with exposure to noninvestment-grade securities; investing in a variety of debt securities; and investing at least 40% of its assets in foreign securities.
RPIHX seeks to provide high income and, secondarily, capital appreciation by investing in high-yield bonds issued by companies around the world, with about 50% of its assets invested in U.S. bonds, 30% in European bonds, and 20% in emerging market bonds.
2) Hennion & Walsh Launches Sustainable Impact Investing Trust
Hennion & Walsh has announced the launch of the SmartTrust Sustainable Impact Investing Trust, which seeks to provide investors with total return potential by investing in the stocks of companies that meet the Trust’s investment criteria including, but not limited to, environmental, social and governance factors.