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.

ETF.com Analysis

Advisors, Due Diligence Crucial To Asset Allocation

Search for outperformance can bring unintended consequences.