What are alternatives ETFs? Hedge funds, commodities, options strategies, private equityâ€”anything that doesn't fit cleanly into the equity or fixed-income buckets has been termed 'alternative' at one point or another. Perhaps the most defining characteristic for alternative investments was that if you were not a 'qualified investor,' most investors couldn't buy them. Today, however, financial innovation has made many of these complex strategies available to a broader audience through ETFs.
With 66 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $5.90B. The average expense ratio is 1.15%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:
The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF QAI with $1.14B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the ZIV at 21.87%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the JPMorgan Long/Short ETF JPLS in 01/23/18.