Natixis [see profile]
is preparing to enter both the active and the passive sides of the exchange-traded fund space in the U.S. The Financial Times
both reported that the Boston-based mutual fund firm just filed to launch an actively managed ETF and an index ETF [see filings here
The index ETF would track the Ossiam U.S. Minimum Variance Net Return Index
, though the filing left the door open to possible new domestic, international, equities and fixed income ETFs in the future. As for the active ETF, Natixis cited possibly using multiple sub-advisors and investing in companies in Latin America.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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