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.

Features and News

Monday Highlights From Inside ETFs

From a look into active management, to smart beta and factor investing, to top investment ideas for 2017, the day was filled with investor insights.

Features and News

‘Active Management Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving’

Vanguard’s Tom Rampulla offers his take on the state of active management and ETFs.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Lessons From 2016, Part One

A roundup of last year’s key investing takeaways.

ETF Report

The Bionic Advisor Rises

More financial advisors are turning to robo advisors to enhance and help their practices.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Disproving The ‘Smart Money’ Effect

Some believe ‘smart money’ drives short-term fund performance, but the evidence says otherwise.

Features and News

Best Performing Active ETFs

These five funds delivered 40% or more in total returns in the past 12 months.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Scale’s Effect On Active Performance

A look at one of the things dragging down active management and hurting returns.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Cumberland-Managed Bond Fund Debuts

Well-known money manager is subadvising Virtus new active ETF.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Davis Launches First Funds

Newcomer debuts three active ETFs.