ETF Spotlight: July 2012
Each month, we highlight an ETF flying under the radar of most investors that offers exposure to a unique asset class or investment strategy. This month, we take a closer look at a new ETF that offers mainstream investors an opportunity to easily invest alongside the biggest and most successful hedge funds. The AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA) is a unique product that replicates a benchmark constructed based on publicly disclosed positions of hedge funds and institutional investors.
With looming debt drama in the European currency bloc and a sluggish recovery at home, it’s no wonder that investors continue to search far and wide for uncorrelated sources of return in an effort to evade equity market turbulence. As such, this new offering from Exchange-Traded concepts, a firm which provides turnkey solutions to financial companies looking to enter the ETF industry, presents itself as an attractive tactical tool for those looking to beef up their portfolio’s bottom-line returns.
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