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

Active Outperforms In Utilities

There’s more to utilities than the price of power; Reaves Asset Management uses that fact to capture alpha in the space.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: The Problem Of Scope

The wider it gets, the more active manager performance suffers.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Deutsche Warns Of ETF Impact

Plus, bitcoin futures ETF likely to be approved soon.

Daily ETF Watch

VanEck Plans Real Assets Active ETF

Strategy would go head-to-head with a passive fund from FlexShares.

Features and News

Wall St. Titans Gain ETF Foothold

J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs have been quickly growing their footprints in the smart-beta space. 

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Bitcoin Fund Drops 50% In 2 Weeks

Also, ETF fee war adds to active manager pain.

Features and News

10 Fastest Growing ETFs

Each of these products more than tripled its assets under management this year.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Short Selling Has Its Uses

Short-sellers play a valuable role in stock markets.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Bitcoin, Future Or Fraud?

Also, why Vanguard's active funds could be game changer.