WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvert Research and Management (Calvert), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (Eaton Vance), announced today the launch of Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income NextShares (Nasdaq: CRUSC) (the Fund), a new exchange-traded managed fund. The Fund seeks to maximize income, consistent with preservation of capital, by investing in short-term bonds and other income-producing securities. In selecting investments for the Fund, Calvert is guided by the Calvert Principles for Responsible Investment, which provide a framework for considering environmental, social and governance factors.
"We believe offering the Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income strategy in a NextShares structure meets investor demand for innovative, responsible investment solutions that also address investors' investment challenges," said John Streur, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calvert. "Calvert is dedicated to helping investors achieve both a positive impact on society and favorable investment results with efficient, innovative and responsible investments."
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.
"We are pleased to partner with Calvert to expand the distribution of NextShares to investors looking for responsibly invested strategies," said Stephen W. Clarke, President of NextShares Solutions.
About Calvert Research and Management
Calvert Research and Management is a leader in Responsible Investing, with approximately $12.9 billion of mutual fund and separate account assets under management as of October 31, 2017. The company traces its roots to Calvert Investments, which was founded in 1976 and in 1982 became the first fund family to launch a mutual fund to avoid investment in companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa. Today, the Calvert Funds are one of the largest and most diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing actively and passively managed U.S. and international equity, income and asset allocation funds. For more information, visit calvert.com.
About NextShares Solutions and Eaton Vance
NextShares Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance formed to develop and commercialize NextShares. Aspects of the operation of NextShares are protected intellectual property owned by NextShares Solutions. For more information, visit nextshares.com.
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: As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. 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. 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.
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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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