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Speculative fear of declining attendance is unfounded, claims a money manager

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In April, there were 105 new SPACs debuting this year as opposed to the customary increase of 109, according to SPAC Research.

The markets reacted to a lot when the SEC recently reclassified SPAC warrants as liabilities, requiring most SPACs to re-assess their accounting.

It may be, though, Morgan Capital's Mark Yusko believes in the interview with CNBC this week.

Hedge funds have long-term trends, Yusko, his firm's founder and CEO, said on “CNBC ETF Edge” on Monday. High-growth, creative businesses would be more attracted to the SPAC merger than they have been in the past.

As a result of the frenetic first quarter for new issuance and the SEC crackdown, he remarked, “It's normal and to be a little conservative for you to pause.

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regardless, [such] they can also be a good “the easiest,” way for retail investors to get into recently IPO'd firms, Stuart Frankel, director of institutional sales, said in the same interview in ETF Edge.

For a SPAC, you get in for $10, either opt for the bargain or abstain and you're on equal ground; for every other marketplace, the retail consumer would be excluded, said Grasso, who was a CNBC commentator when she said that, too, said he said, "

"Besides that, they are a fine option for institutional investors," he agreed

There are currently three SPAC-based exchange-traded funds available to investors: Yusko's Morgan Growth and Value Exchange-Traded Fund (SPX), which offers diversified assets, and the broad-based Defiance Next Generation Index and Manager New Issue/Grains and Index and Service (SPAK), all of which are actively operated by Tuttle (SPCX).

Investing in actively managed ETFs rather than passively held SPACs is a good approach because it's unlikely to negatively impact an actively managed portfolio, which has 180 or so of such stocks.

"The facility needs top-notch management," Lydon said. This is a segment for investors who may not have the aptitude or the wherewithal to do detailed due diligence, but who may benefit from strong performance.

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Habiba Ashton

Habiba Ashton - BCS Growth Fund (Israel) L.P., a private investment fund specializing in investments in technologically focused businesses with high growth potential, employs Habiba as an analyst. Mrs. Ashton served as an analyst and information manager at the Israel International Fund, the first Israeli venture capital fund designed specifically for Japanese corporate investors, prior to joining BCS. Habiba graduated with honors from Israel's College of Management with a B.A. in Business Administration.

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