BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Management ("Eaton Vance"), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), today announced the launch of a new NextShares exchange-traded managed fund. Eaton Vance Floating-Rate NextShares (Nasdaq: EVFTC) (the "Fund") seeks a high level of current income by investing primarily in income producing floating-rate loans and other floating-rate debt securities.
NextShares are an innovative way to invest in actively managed strategies across fund asset classes, offering the potential for benchmark-beating returns by applying their manager's proprietary investment research. As exchange-traded products, NextShares may offer cost and tax efficiencies that can enhance shareholder returns. The first NextShares funds began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC in early 2016.
Using a master-feeder structure, the Fund holds its investments on an indirect basis through a separate registered investment company, Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Portfolio (the "Portfolio"). Use of this investment structure enables the Fund to pool its assets with other investors in the Portfolio, resulting in efficiencies in management and administration. The Portfolio is managed by Scott H. Page, CFA, and Craig P. Russ, who are vice presidents and co-directors of bank loans for Eaton Vance.
"For nearly three decades, Eaton Vance has been recognized as one of America's largest and most experienced loan managers," said Mr. Page. "Investments in floating-rate loans can provide investors with important diversification benefits and protect against the potential risks of rising interest rates."
About Eaton Vance
Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV) is a leading global asset manager whose history dates to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $422.3 billion as of October 31, 2017 offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. For more information, visit eatonvance.com.
About Risk: An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. The secondary market for loans is a private, unregulated inter‐dealer or inter‐bank resale market. Purchases and sales of loans are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (typically referred to as "junk") are generally subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher‐rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended as investment or tax advice, and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell specific securities.
About NextShares: Shares of NextShares funds are normally bought and sold in the secondary market through a broker, and may not be individually purchased or redeemed from the fund. In the secondary market, buyers and sellers transact with each other, rather than with the fund. NextShares funds issue and redeem shares only in specified creation unit quantities in transactions by or through Authorized Participants. In such transactions, a fund issues and redeems shares in exchange for the basket of securities, other instruments and/or cash that the fund specifies each business day. By transacting in kind, a NextShares fund can lower its trading costs and enhance fund tax efficiency by avoiding forced sales of securities to meet redemptions. Redemptions may be effected partially or entirely in cash when in-kind delivery is not practicable or deemed not in the best interests of shareholders. A fund's basket is not intended to be representative of the fund's current portfolio positions and may vary significantly from current positions. As exchange-traded securities, NextShares can operate with low transfer agency expenses by utilizing the same highly efficient share processing system as used for exchange-listed stocks and ETFs.
Market trading prices of NextShares are linked to the fund's next-computed net asset value (NAV) and will vary from NAV by a market-determined premium or discount, which may be zero. Buyers and sellers of NextShares will not know the value of their purchases and sales until after the fund's NAV is determined at the end of the trading day. Market trading prices may vary significantly from anticipated levels. NextShares do not offer investors the opportunity to buy and sell intraday based on current (versus end-of-day) determinations of fund value. NextShares trade execution prices will fluctuate based on changes in NAV. Although limit orders may be used to control trading costs, they cannot be used to control or limit trade execution prices. As a new type of fund, NextShares have a limited operating history and may initially be available through a limited number of brokers. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for NextShares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue unchanged. Buying and selling NextShares may require payment of brokerage commissions and expose transacting shareholders to other trading costs. Frequent trading may detract from realized investment returns. The return on a shareholder's NextShares investment will be reduced if the shareholder sells shares at a greater discount or narrower premium to NAV than he or she acquired the shares.
Before investing in a NextShares fund, investors should consider carefully its investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained from a financial advisor. Prospective investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing.
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