Global X Gives Guru ETF Facelift, Proposes Hedge Fund Suite

October 28th at 3:43pm by Tom Lydon

Global X is simplifying the moniker of its hedge-fund replicating exchange traded fund as the provider files to expand a line of hedge fund “Guru” ETFs.

The Global X Guru Index ETF (NYSEArca GURU), formerly known as the Global X Top Guru Index Holdings Index Fund, began trading under the new appellation Monday, according to a SEC filing.

The GURU ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Solactive Guru Index, which is comprised of the top U.S.-listed equity positions reported on Form 13F by a select group of hedge funds. [ETF Spotlight: Top Hedge Fund Guru Holdings]

The SEC Form 13F, or Information Required of Institutional Investment Managers Form, is a quarterly filing required of institutional managers with over $100 million in qualifying assets. The filing contains information on the manager’s list of recent investing holdings, which provide the public a glimpse of how the heavy weights are moving around the changing markets. [Hedge Fund ETF Tops $500M in Assets]

However, since GURU’s holdings are based on numbers from the previous quarter, the ETF’s positions may become stale in a quickly changing market.

GURU has outperformed the broader market, gaining 39.3% year-to-date, compared to the 25.5% rise in the S&P 500 index.

Additionally, the SEC filing reveals that Global X is planing the Global X Guru Value Index ETF and the Global X Guru Activist Index ETF.

The Guru Value ETF will try to reflect the performance of the Solactive Guru Value Index, which is comprised of U.S.-listed equity positions reported on Form 13F from a select group characterized as premier value investors. Value investors buy securities that appear undervalued based on fundamental analysis. The ETF will have a 0.65% expense ratio.

The Guru Activist ETF will try to reflect the performance of the Solactive Guru Activist Index, which is comprised of U.S.-listed equity positions reported on Form 13F from a select group characterized as premier activist investors. Activist investors buy securities to put pressure on its management to increase shareholder value. The ETF will have a 0.75% expense ratio.

For more information on hedge fund ETFs, visit our hedge fund category.

Max Chen contributed to this article.

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