Natixis Sustainable Future

Perfect scores for young target-date fund series Natixis Sustainable Future. (David calls 1-2 yr old funds “Rookies.”) Honestly, hard to follow just who’s managing giving all the name changes. Still, hats-off. (Hope they … whoever they is … lock-in the “after-waivers” er.)

New Launches

222 US mutual funds and ETFs were launched in first quarter: 90 ETFs, 87 index, 53 fund of funds, 7 socially conscious. Vanguard’s six new “actively managed” quant ETFs all performed well out of the gate.