Published 29 Sep 2023
Posted by khashanem

Two more Actively Managed Exchange Traded Funds (AMETFs) have today listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), adding a further set of globally recognised options to the bourse’s portfolio.

This marks the first AMETF listings for both Sygnia Itrix alongside specialist global listed real estate investment manager, Reitway Global.

The AMETF from Sygnia marks their first issuance in the market and will predominately invest in global technology equity securities and assets in liquid form. A minimum of 5,000,000 securities will be listed by Sygnia with an issue price of R10.00 each.

The portfolio’s actively managed holdings will depend on a few factors including the underlying benchmark – the NYSE® FANG+™Index.

“The objective of the Sygnia Itrix FANG.AI Actively Managed ETF (SYFANG) is to provide a simple vehicle to investors who wish to gain investment exposure to companies which use advanced technologies to acquire and retain users, including industry disrupting technologies such as artificial intelligence, large language models, cloud storage, big data, social media, and e-commerce tools”, says Iva Madjarova, Head: Institutional Business at Sygnia.

The listing from Reitway is the first actively managed global property ETF on the JSE. The AMETF replicates the same actively managed global real estate portfolio created by the Reitway team and found in other actively managed Reitway Global Property Funds.

The Reitway Global Property Actively Managed Prescient ETF (RWAGP) comes after the listing of their Reitway Global Property ESG Prescient ETF, which tracks the Reitway Global Property ESG Index, and the Reitway Global Property Diversified Prescient ETF, which tracks the Reitway Global Property Diversified Index in June 2023.

“This listing is another component of Reitway Global’s vision to provide investors with an array of investment vehicles to address their property allocation in their portfolios. The ultimate strategy being that we “acknowledge passive & embrace the active” investment styles” says Reitway CEO, Greg Rawlins.

“These listings come shortly after the recent listing of six new AMCs providing access to local and offshore equity strategies, indicating the ever-increasing appetite for actively managed products. We are encouraged by the growth of AMETFs and AMCs on the JSE following the amendment to our listing requirements as this enables investors to diversify their portfolios with sophisticated investment products,” said Adèle Hattingh, Business Development and Exchange Traded Products Manager at the JSE.

AMETFs are collective investment schemes (CIS) that are traded on the market whereby the investment manager uses an actively managed investment strategy to produce a return for the investor rather than utilising a passive investment strategy.



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