Active Management ETF Overview

The first actively managed ETF came to market in 2008, but 100+ funds later, active management in ETFs has struggled to get much traction in the equity space. Out of more than $2 trillion in U.S.-listed ETF assets as of 2015, less than 1% was tied to actively managed funds. Income-generating investments, on the other hand, such as the PIMCO Total Return (BOND) that Bill Gross launched in 2012 and had $2.6 billion in assets under management in 2015 or master limited partnerships have shown more success.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Perspective Matters With Active Mgmt

A UBS white paper argues that active has outperformed, but the original data shows it hasn’t.

Features and News

4 ETF Bond Managers Share Their Top Picks

In the ETF space, actively managed bond funds are popular, and their managers have very different ideas of where opportunities lie. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Portfolio Pumping Continues

The SEC has cracked down, but this still happens with actively managed funds.

Features and News

The One-Flat-Fee-Fits-All ETF Strategist

First Ascent is challenging high-fee asset managers with a simple flat-fee model, and a strong preference for ETFs.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: The Only Reliable Prediction

Few things are more predictable than the excuses of active managers.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Identifying Next Bubble

Also, questions and concerns around index investing.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: New Fund Targets ‘FANG’ Stocks

It also focuses on other tech and media firms.

ETF Report

The Myth Of Purely Passive Investing

Why active investing will never go the way of the dodo.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: A Fund For Sports ‘FANZ’

New ETF targets firms sponsoring major league sports.