Goldman Sachs Bets on European Investor Demand for Smart Beta US Funds

Posted on 09/27/2019


Playing catch-up, Goldman Sachs Asset Management kicked off its European exchange-traded fund business, pushing out the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity UCITS ETF, the European version of the manager’s flagship U.S. ETF, which has around US$ 6.8 billion in assets under management. This ETF was listed on the London Stock Exchange. The new smart beta ETF plans to be listed on the Deutsche Boerse, Borsa Italiana, and the Swiss Exchange over the next months.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management awarded BNY Mellon Asset Services a mandate to provide fund accounting, transfer agency, depository, custody, paying agent, and common depository services in its newly launched UCITS exchange-traded funds.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is trying to keep up with banking behemoth JPMorgan Chase Co., which has a two-year head start in the European ETF market.

Keywords: Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.