The Government is back at work, at least until the 15th, but it looks like early travelers to the Superbowl have been shut down.  Roger Stone pleads not guilty, a polar vortex is sweeping the Midwest, the iPhone Facetime is leaking our conversations, Djokovic and Osaka win the Australian Open and ETFS Capital provides an initial $4mm of seed funding to ETFLogic

Here’s what is happening, otherwise, in ETFs… 

One Week Trends

New  Launches, Filings, Closings

New Launches:

  • New issuer, Aware Asset Management, in partnership with Tidal ETF Services, launched the Aware Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF, AWTM, 23bps

New Filings:

  • Ark Invest has filed for the Ark Risk Mitigation ETF, ARM,  that will be actively managed and subadvised by Quadratic CapitalManagement
  • First Trust has filed for two defined-outcome strategies that replicate the performance of the S&P 500 Price Return Index and will protect investors against losses within a pre-determined range
    • The First Trust Buffer April ETF
    • The First Trust Ultra Buffer April ETF


  • The first blockchain ETF halts creations, the REX BKCM ETF (BKC) only had about $5mm in AUM.  The fund will close on Feb 5th. 

ETFLogic receives seed funding of $4mm from ETFS Capital