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.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: PowerShares Debuts Multi-Asset Funds

PowerShares launches four actively managed multi-asset ETFs-of-ETFs that target different risk levels. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Hedge Fund Managers Reflect Their Cars

The type of car a hedge fund manager chooses can speak volumes about his investment approach.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Investors Respond To Feedback

Something as simple as providing feedback to investors regarding their returns can lead to improvement in their portfolio performance.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: PIMCO, Oppenheimer Announce Closures

Two firms will shutter a total of four funds.

Features and News

5 Biggest Broad Commodity ETFs Differ In Approach

The outlook for commodities is generally positive this year, but differences in portfolio construction can mean very different outcomes.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Prospecting For Returns

Lottery odds don’t pay off.

Features and News

Wednesday Hot Reads: 5 Most Insane Quotes Against The Fiduciary Rule

Also, 13F filings reveal what hedge funds are holding.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Four Issuers Launch Funds Today

Four different issuers rolled out ETFs on three different exchanges. Analysis

Advisors, Due Diligence Crucial To Asset Allocation

Search for outperformance can bring unintended consequences.