XTF Advisors, a firm focused exclusively on providing exchange-traded fund products and services, was launched at 2005 World ETF Summit in New York.
XTF also introduced its three main offerings: separately managed accounts, asset allocation strategies and education.
According to XTF officials, the firm's flagship offering is a unique, ETF-based separately managed account designed to improve on traditional SMAs in a number of ways. It aims to surpass returns of passive index strategies with a data-driven "Tactical Asset Allocation" model. It also allows for an evaluation of all domestic ETFs in an effort to identify the best concoction of holdings when creating and managing a portfolio. And finally, it charges lower fees, they said.
"The time is now to combine the complementary strengths of SMAs and ETFs," said Sander Gerber, chairman and CEO of XTF, in statement. "Through XTF's ETF-based SMA product, investment advisors will be able to grow their businesses and provide an improved level of service to their clients through greater returns and less risk."
XTF also offers asset allocation strategies and fair ETF education services.