The folks at a thematic fund firm in Florida are teaming up with a pair of asset managers to launch an active ETF. According to the sponsoring team, the new fund is the first ETF to ever use daily options ("zero days to expiration," aka 0DTE) to boost income generation), paid monthly.
| Sylvia M. Jablonski Kampaktsis|
CEO, Chief Investment Officer
Today, Sylvia Jablonski
, CEO of Miami-based Defiance ETFs LLC
the launch of the Defiance Nasdaq-100 Enhanced Option Income ETF
(QQQY on the Nasdaq
). The new fund is a series of Tidal Trust II
QQQY's inception date is today. The new, actively managed fund comes with an expense ratio of 99 basis points.
Toroso Investments, LLC
] will serve as QQQY's investment advisor, while Defiance (which normally advises its own ETFs) is the sponsor. ZEGA Financial, LLC
is the new ETF's subadvisor.
The new fund's PM team includes two ZEGA portfolio managers (Mick Brokaw
and Jay Pestrichelli
) and two Toroso PMs (Qiao Duan
and Charles Ragauss
Jablonski puts the launch of QQQY in the context of the rise of 0DTE options trading, noting that the daily notional trading value "has skyrocketed to about $1 trillion."
"QQQY exemplifies our commitment to innovation and to meeting the evolving needs of investors," Jablonski states. "With daily options at the core of these products, we're seeking to unlock a new dimension of income generation within the ETF space."
The new fund's other service providers include: Cohen & Company, Ltd.
as independent accounting firm; Foreside Fund Services, LLC
as distributor; Sullivan & Worcester LLP
as counsel; Tidal ETF Services LLC
, a Toroso affiliate, as administrator; U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC (dba U.S. Bank Global Fund Services
as fund accountant, sub-administrator, and transfer agent; and U.S. Bank National Association as custodian.
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