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IShares Targets Retirement Market with 4 Proposed Actively Managed Fund of Funds ETFs

Barclays to liquidate a double-inverse, developed-markets stock ETN, and Vanguard announces a reverse split of its S&P 500 ETF. Plus, new ETFs on the drawing board from Ark, Recon Capital, and FlexShares.

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On Sept. 6, iShares unveiled plans for a quartet of proposed, actively managed, exchange-traded funds that would join its low-priced line of "core" ETFs.

IShares filed with U.S. regulators for permission to create the four fund of funds ETFs, which would have varying risk profiles and thus be target-risk funds. The proposed ETFs would hold other iShares ETFs--including other iShares "core" ETFs--and seem aimed squarely at the retirement market.

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