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Hedge fund veteran Michael Green launches the Simplify Macro Strategy ETF

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Simplify Asset Management has launched the Simplify Macro Strategy exchange-traded funds (ETF) offering it to investors as a total portfolio solution through exposure to a diversified set of risk drivers.

According to a press release from the ETF provider, the new fund - NYSE Arca: FIG - will offer a modern take on the balanced portfolio, helping investors navigate the asset allocation challenge presented by the current market environment.

"The Fund will invest in equity, fixed income, and alternative ETFs and derivatives, with a trading strategy that is based on the portfolio management team's interpretation of large economic events on the national, regional, and global scale," said the release.

"We are very pleased to add this fund to our growing lineup, building on our history of launching innovative ETFs that help reduce market volatility and improve investors' ability to stay the course. With equities and fixed income both experiencing a period of negative returns due to the prevailing market environment, investors are eager to find ways that will help them hedge their downside risk, provide uncorrelated returns, and generate income," said Michael Green, CFA, Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist with Simplify.

Michael added: "We believe the traditional 60/40 portfolio no longer provides the protection and diversification that it has in the past, so we are excited to offer an easily accessible solution to the allocation proble......................

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