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 $10.45B. 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 72.62%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the AI Powered International Equity ETF AIIQ in 06/06/18.


ARKKARK Innovation ETF11.26%
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF11.04%
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF9.31%
IEMEiShares Evolved U.S. Media and Entertainment ETF9.11%
FNGAdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF6.57%


KORAdvisorShares KIM Korea Equity ETF-8.18%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-4.72%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-4.61%
HDGEAdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF-4.50%
RFAPFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific-4.28%

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 ETF226.20%
VFMOVanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF74.38%
PLCYEventShares U.S. Policy Alpha ETF57.70%
VFMVVanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF56.45%


RFEUFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe-11.29%
CACGClearBridge All Cap Growth ETF-10.73%
SYESPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF-9.63%
HDGEAdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF-8.37%
KORAdvisorShares KIM Korea Equity ETF-7.35% Analysis

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