JPMorgan to List First ETF Tuesday

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) will debut its first exchange traded fund Tuesday when the JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF lists on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “JPGE.”

The June 17 launch date was confirmed in a statement from NYSE Arca.

The Diversified Return Global Equity ETF will try to reflect the performance of the FTSE Developed Diversified Factor Index, which will hold equity securities from developed global markets selected on a diversified set of factor characteristics. The new ETF carries an expense ratio of 0.38%. [JPMorgan Prepares ETF Entry]

JPMorgan’s new ETF enters a growing field of ETFs that follow a rules-based, multi-factor indexing methodology that picks out stocks based on characteristics like relative valuation, price momentum, low volatility, and specific market capitalization. In contrast, traditional beta-index ETFs weight component holdings based on market-capitalization where the largest stocks by assets have the biggest weight in the index. [JPMorgan Readies Smart Beta Global ETF]

Just this month, State Street’s (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors unit, the second-largest U.S. ETF issuer, has introduced nine various factor-driven ETFs, including six single-country funds. [State Street Takes Quality Approach to ETFs]