Alpha-Seeking ETF Overview

Alpha-seeking ETFs are equity funds attempting to outperform the market with various investment strategies. The ETFs here show a huge range of investment aims, from hedged funds mimicking strategies as the Alphaclone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA) to funds following propietary stock picking strategies as the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT).

With 87 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $10.48B. The average expense ratio is 0.73%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.21B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKW at 68.27%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF BATT in 06/06/18.


ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF10.98%
ARKKARK Innovation ETF10.48%
IEMEiShares Evolved U.S. Media and Entertainment ETF9.91%
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF9.37%
IEDIiShares Evolved U.S. Discretionary Spending ETF6.06%


KORAdvisorShares KIM Korea Equity ETF-9.20%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-6.37%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-5.78%
RFEUFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe-5.19%
DINTDavis Select International ETF-4.91%

top creations

ARKKARK Innovation ETF83.55
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF29.56
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF29.27
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF19.20
SECTMain Sector Rotation ETF16.89

top redemptions

ARKQARK Industrial Innovation ETF-11.68
WBIGWBI BullBear Yield 1000 ETF-3.84
RFDARiverFront Dynamic U.S. Dividend Advantage ETF-3.17
WBIFWBI BullBear Value 1000 ETF-2.84
WBILWBI BullBear Quality 1000 ETF-2.68


BATTAmplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF215.35%
VFMOVanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF74.06%
VFMVVanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF55.96%
AIIQAI Powered International Equity ETF49.10%


RFEUFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe-12.65%
SYESPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF-10.07%
HDGEAdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF-8.77%
KORAdvisorShares KIM Korea Equity ETF-7.83%
CCORCambria Core Equity ETF-6.81%

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