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.

With 649 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Active Management ETFs have total assets under management of $268.63B. The average expense ratio is 0.69%. Active Management ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Fixed Income
  • Equity
  • Alternatives
  • Commodities
  • Currency

The largest Active Management ETF is the ARK Innovation ETF ARKK with $20.96B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Active Management ETF was BLOK at 104.38%. The most recent ETF launched in the Active Management space was the Simplify Tail Risk Strategy ETF CYA on 09/13/21.

Top ETF Performers

BFTR BlackRock Future Innovators ETF 8.58%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 8.18%
AIIQ AI Powered International Equity ETF 7.53%
FRTY Alger Mid Cap 40 ETF 7.36%
VCLO Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF 6.87%

Bottom ETF Performers

MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF -11.81%
CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF -8.96%
YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF -7.82%
KEJI Global X China Innovation ETF -5.79%
TOKE Cambria Cannabis ETF -4.67%

Top Creations

SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 737.16
JEPI JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF 625.77
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 276.30
PULS PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF 212.43
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF 170.01

Top Redemptions

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -512.72
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF -192.77
ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF -137.52
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -130.28
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF -126.98

AUM Winners

RSPY Revere Sector Opportunity ETF 796.05%
FFND The Future Fund Active ETF 303.36%
WLTH LifeGoal Wealth Builder ETF 299.19%
ZECP Zacks Earnings Consistent Portfolio ETF 172.41%
QQC Simplify Nasdaq 100 PLUS Convexity ETF 157.52%

AUM Losers

TAEQ Trend Aggregation U.S. ETF -90.72%
TADS The Active Dividend Stock ETF -73.42%
TACE Trend Aggregation Conservative ETF -66.42%
TEGS Trend Aggregation ESG ETF -47.44%
TAAG Trend Aggregation Growth ETF -45.24%

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