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

4 Active ETFs Gaining Serious Ground

These funds have gathered significant assets so far this year. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: More Evidence Against Active

An annual study from Dimensional Fund Advisors offers more evidence against active management.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Factors To Focus On Now

Each phase of the economic cycle means something different for different equity factors.

Features and News

Principal’s Kim On Building An ETF Lineup

Firm’s head of ETFs discusses the path the company took to build an ETF business.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: IBM’s Watson To Drive Fund

Proposed ETF will leverage the power of IBM’s Watson to analyze securities.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Persistent Returns Remain Elusive

Funds that outperform rarely manage to repeat their success.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Why China ETF ‘KBA’ Swelled In Size

Also, the stock market belongs to bots.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: Closest Thing To ‘FANG’ ETF

Beyond tech stocks, bitcoin and China are also making headlines today.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: AdvisorShares To Close More Funds

The firm will close two more ETFs by the end of June.