Toronto-based Horizon is planning to convert its Gold Yield Fund into an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The fund invests in physically backed ETFs and then writes covered call options on up to a third of the gold exposure. "That is a strategy which is not an index. It falls between traditional passive and active management, and I think we will see many more of those," says Howard Atkinson, president of Horizon ETFs in Toronto.
Atkinson says rules-based active strategies are easier to implement in a