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Purpose and Redwood Open NEO to Celebrate Migration and New ETF Launch

Purpose Investments, including President and CEO Som Seif, and Redwood Asset Management joined Jos Schmitt, President and CEO, NEO, to open the market in celebration of the December 2017 migration of all their closed end funds, and the launch of the new Redwood Behavioural Opportunities ETF, which commenced trading January 17, 2018.

Toronto – January 30, 2018 – The NEO Exchange (“NEO”) is proud to welcome Purpose Investments (“Purpose”) as a new issuer to NEO. Purpose and its wholly owned subsidiary, Redwood Asset Management (“Redwood”), opened NEO this morning to celebrate the migration and launch of select funds on NEO. 

Purpose and Redwood became the first issuers to migrate all their closed end funds (CEFs) when the following products moved from the TSX to NEO on December 28, 2017:

Manager Fund name Ticker
Purpose U.S. Banks Income & Growth Fund PUB.UN
Purpose Limited Duration Investment Grade Preferred Securities Fund
–       FX Hedged
–       USD
Purpose Investment Grade Managed Duration Income Fund PFU.UN
Purpose Energy Credit Opportunities Income Fund
–       Currency Hedged
–       USD
Redwood Canadian Investment Grade Preferred Share Fund (P2L) RIGP
Redwood June 2021 Investment Grade Bond Pool RBP.UN


While these represent the first CEFs and first Purpose-branded products to trade on NEO, Redwood has continued to select NEO as its listing exchange of choice. Redwood recently launched the Redwood Behavioural Opportunities Fund, which commenced trading January 17, 2018 under the ticker BHAV.

The new actively managed fund is designed to profit from mispriced assets caused by emotionally driven decisions investors often make. BHAV uses multiple innovative investment strategies focusing on behavioural biases or market inefficiencies, selecting companies that move from unloved to less unloved, or that experience earnings overreactions, indexing bias, neglect, and crowded trading activity. 

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About NEO Exchange
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