Invesco PowerShares Introduces Global Asset Allocation ETFs

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC unveiled three exchange-traded fund (ETF) portfolios that are ETFs of ETFs.

The company, a division of Invesco Ltd., said the portfolios are designed to give investors access to long-term, core asset allocation strategies through investment in other ETFs. The new portfolios, based on three defined risk profiles targeting a given percentage of investment in equity and fixed-income securities—balanced, balanced growth, and growth—are expected to begin trading Thursday on the American Stock Exchange.

PowerShares Autonomic Global Asset Portfolios are the first of a new family of PowerShares ETF portfolios that seek to provide global, risk-controlled asset allocation strategies through investment in other ETFs, the company said.

The ETFs are:

  • PowerShares Autonomic Balanced NFA Global Asset Portfolio (ticker: PCA)—risk profile includes approximately 60% equities and 40% taxable fixed-income;
  • PowerShares Autonomic Balanced Growth NFA Global Asset Portfolio (ticker: PAO)—risk profile includes approximately 75% equities and 25% taxable fixed-income;
  • PowerShares Autonomic Growth NFA Global Asset Portfolio (ticker: PTO)—risk profile includes approximately 90% equities and 10% taxable fixed-income.

“The Autonomic NFA Global Asset Portfolios seek to deliver the benefits of risk-targeted asset allocation combined with the anticipated tax efficiency of ETFs,’ said Bruce Bond, President and CEO of Invesco PowerShares.

The New Frontier Global Dynamic Indexes underlying the PowerShares Autonomic NFA Global Asset Portfolios are constructed using the patented Resampled Efficiency (RE) optimization process from New Frontier Advisors.

“With Resampled Efficiency, the PowerShares Autonomic ETFs bring state-of-the-art institutional quality asset management tools that are designed to maximize core investment management and long-term objectives to advisers and investors, including demonstrably improved portfolio optimization and rebalancing,’ said Richard Michaud, President and CIO of New Frontier Advisors, LLC.

With assets under management of $12.75 billion, Invesco PowerShares has more than 100 domestic, international and actively managed exchange-traded funds.

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