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 439 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Active Management ETFs gather total assets under management of $147.57B. The average expense ratio is 0.69%. Active Management ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

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

The largest Active Management ETF is the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF JPST with $14.88B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Active Management ETF was the ARKG at 153.98%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Active Management space was the Rareview Dynamic Fixed Income ETF RDFI in 10/21/20.

Top ETF Performers

MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF 18.59%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 17.18%
DWMC AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF 12.28%
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 11.88%
SIXS 6 Meridian Small Cap Equity ETF 11.10%

Bottom ETF Performers

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -9.59%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -5.71%
KRBN KFA Global Carbon ETF -4.73%
USDU WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund -2.61%
FLSP Franklin Liberty Systematic Style Premia ETF -2.37%

Top Creations

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 878.47
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 644.85
TDSC Cabana Target Drawdown 10 ETF 477.71
ICSH iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF 338.62
FIXD First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF 317.07

Top Redemptions

NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF -338.46
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF -78.86
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF -64.17
FTSM First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF -48.06
POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October -38.52

AUM Winners

IGBH iShares Interest Rate Hedged Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1,519.79%
PIFI ClearShares Piton Intermediate Fixed Income ETF 1,098.03%
DOCT FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF 298.00%
MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF 256.29%
TGIF SoFi Weekly Income ETF 251.53%

AUM Losers

RTAI Rareview Tax Advantaged Income ETF -75.27%
RAAX VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF -37.29%
RDFI Rareview Dynamic Fixed Income ETF -25.70%
MVIN Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF -24.92%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -19.74%

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