LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Causeway Capital Management LLC has entered into a preliminary agreement with NextShares Solutions LLC (NextShares Solutions), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (Eaton Vance), to support the launch by Causeway of a family of NextShares™ exchange-traded managed funds.
“We’re pleased to expand our availability to investors with the innovative and efficient structure of NextShares,” said Sarah Ketterer, Chief Executive Officer of Causeway Capital Management.
NextShares, an innovative way to invest in actively managed strategies, offer the potential for benchmark-beating returns by applying their manager’s proprietary investment research in an exchange-traded vehicle. As exchange-traded managed funds, NextShares may offer cost and tax efficiencies relative to traditional mutual funds that can enhance shareholder returns. Along with Causeway, NextShares Solutions expects NextShares to be offered by a range of well-known asset managers and across fund asset classes. The first NextShares funds offered by other managers began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC earlier this year.
“Causeway is a trusted investment manager and we’re proud to begin partnering with them,” said Stephen W. Clarke, president of NextShares Solutions. “We are excited to work closely together to introduce new investors to the potential benefits available through NextShares.”
About Causeway Capital Management LLC
Causeway Capital Management LLC provides equity investment management services to institutional clients including corporations, pension plans, public retirement plans, superannuation funds, sovereign wealth funds, Taft-Hartley pension plans, endowments and foundations, mutual funds and other collective investment vehicles, charities, private trusts and funds, wrap fee programs, and other institutions. The 100% employee-owned firm, based in Los Angeles, began operations in June 2001 and manages approximately $42 billion in international, global and emerging markets equities. Causeway employs a blend of fundamental and quantitative investment strategies, and offers its clients access to the firm's proprietary risk analytics.
About NextShares Solutions and Eaton Vance
NextShares Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance, formed to develop and commercialize NextShares. Aspects of the operation of NextShares are protected intellectual property owned by NextShares Solutions. For more information, visit nextshares.com.
Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV) is a leading global asset manager whose history dates to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $336.4 billion in assets as of October 31, 2016, offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. For more information, visit eatonvance.com.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended as investment or tax advice, and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell specific securities.
Shares of NextShares funds are normally bought and sold in the secondary market through a broker, and may not be individually purchased or redeemed from the fund. In the secondary market, buyers and sellers transact with each other, rather than with the fund. These transactions do not affect the fund or its investments. When a NextShares fund does issue or redeem shares, the transactions are made through designated authorized participants and are normally in kind when practicable, meaning that the fund receives or delivers securities rather than cash. By transacting in kind, a NextShares fund can lower its trading costs and enhance fund tax efficiency by avoiding forced sales of securities to meet redemptions. As exchange-traded securities, NextShares can operate with low transfer agency expenses by utilizing the same highly efficient share processing system as used for exchange-listed stocks.
Market trading prices of NextShares are linked to the fund’s next-computed net asset value (NAV) and will vary from NAV by a market-determined premium or discount, which may be zero. Buyers and seller of NextShares will not know the value of their purchases and sales until after the fund’s NAV is determined at the end of the trading day. Market trading prices may vary significantly from anticipated levels. NextShares do not offer investors the opportunity to buy and sell intraday based on current (versus end-of-day) determinations of fund value. NextShares trade execution prices will fluctuate based on changes in NAV. Although limit orders may be used to control trading costs, they cannot be used to control or limit trade execution prices. As a new type of fund, NextShares have a limited operating history and may initially be available through a limited number of brokers. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for NextShares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue unchanged. Buying and selling NextShares may require payment of brokerage commissions and expose transacting shareholders to other trading costs. Frequent trading may detract from realized investment returns. The return on a shareholder’s NextShares investment will be reduced if the shareholder sells shares at a greater discount or narrower premium to NAV than he or she acquired the shares. NextShares funds issue and redeem shares only in specified creation unit quantities in transactions by or through authorized participants. In such transactions, a fund issues and redeems shares in exchange for the basket of securities, other instruments and/or cash that the fund specifies each business day. The basket is not intended to be representative of the fund’s current portfolio positions and may vary significantly from current positions.
NextShares™ is a trademark of NextShares Solutions LLC. All rights reserved.