BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clough Capital Partners L.P. (“Clough Capital”), a global multi-strategy alternative asset management firm, is proud to commemorate the three-year anniversary of the Clough Long/Short Equity ETF (Ticker: CBLS) and the Clough Select Equity ETF (Ticker: CBSE).
The two ETFs were initially listed on the NYSE in 2020 by Changebridge Capital, LLC when Vince Lorusso, now President & CEO of Clough Capital, saw an opportunity to deliver investors actively managed strategies within the tax-efficient structure of the ETF. Clough Capital became the advisor to the ETFs in August of this year, with Vince Lorusso rejoining the firm and remaining as Portfolio Manager of the two strategies, a position he has held since inception.
“We are thrilled to mark the three-year milestone of the Clough Long/Short Equity ETF and Clough Select Equity ETF,” said Vince Lorusso. “Over the last three years, it was critically important for us to establish our operational capabilities and to build strong track records for the two strategies. As we cross this important milestone, we think our track record confirms that we have a highly capable team, a robust infrastructure and we think the two strategies will be able to benefit our clients well into the future.”
While the U.S. ETF market currently represents approximately $7 trillion in assets, active ETFs represent less than 6% of that market, according to Reuters. Despite the small portion of assets, active ETFs continue taking market share, and make up about 30% of the total flows into ETFs this year. This follows a successful year for active ETFs in 2022, when they captured roughly 14% of total flows, according to Bloomberg data. Clough Capital is excited to play a role in the growing trend towards actively managed ETFs.
“I didn’t originally envision active ETFs gaining this much momentum in the marketplace so quickly,” said Lorusso. “The growth seems to be accelerating, and for good reason. There will always be a market for actively managed strategies and rigorous fundamental research but delivering that capability in the tax efficient and liquid ETF structure is proving to be a game-changer for investors. With a client-centric mindset built upon our fundamental research capabilities, Clough Capital will remain at the forefront of innovation in the active ETF space.”
The Clough Long/Short Equity ETF (Ticker: CBLS) seeks long-term capital appreciation while minimizing volatility. As a liquid alternative ETF, the ETF employs fundamental research to carefully select securities, identifying both long and short investments that are expected to outperform and underperform, respectively.
The Clough Select Equity ETF (Ticker: CBSE) seeks capital appreciation and lower volatility than the broader market. This actively managed, long-only ETF employs fundamental research to identify undervalued securities. The investment process seeks to uncover businesses that are creating long-term competitive advantages.
About Clough Capital
Clough Capital Partners L.P. is a global multi-strategy alternative asset management firm with $1.3 billion in client assets under management (as of September 30, 2023). Clough Capital was founded in 1999 by Charles I. (“Chuck”) Clough Jr. and is based in Boston, MA.
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