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

Gundlach On Why Interest Rates Are Falling

DoubleLine Capital's founder explains why rates are heading lower before they head higher.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: AdvisorShares ETF Doomed After All

Firm reverses its decision on DIVI’s future.

Podcasts

ETF.com Podcast: How An Active Manager Uses ETFs

Dave Haviland of Beaumont Capital Management discusses why investors need tactical advice.

Features and News

Thursday Hot Reads: 3 ETF Charts Waving Red Flags

Millennials fuel ongoing expansion in ETF industry.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Four Funds Launch Today

The new ETFs include active bond funds, an international equity smart-beta strategy and a liquid alts product.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: New Fund Targets Closed End Funds

There are a handful of closed-end fund ETFs, and even fewer of them are actively managed.
 

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Cambria Plans ‘Core Equity’ Fund

Active ETF will use a variety of strategies in combination.

Features and News

Wednesday Hot Reads: 4 ETFs To Keep You Invested After Retirement

Also, what the ETF canaries are signaling in the credit coal mine.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: IPOs Used To Pull In Investors

IPOs tend to outperform initially, so mutual fund firms will load up new funds with them to attract investors via performance.