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 1069 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Active Management ETFs have total assets under management of $377.85B. The average expense ratio is 0.70%. Active Management ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

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

The largest Active Management ETF is the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF JPST with $24.68B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Active Management ETF was PFIX at 38.57%. The most recent ETF launched in the Active Management space was the Roundhill Big Bank ETF BIGB on 03/21/23.

Top ETF Performers

NVDL GraniteShares 1.5x Long NVDA Daily ETF 41.51%
CONL GraniteShares 1.5x Long COIN Daily ETF 36.77%
FBL GraniteShares 1.5x Long META Daily ETF 25.23%
GDMN WisdomTree Efficient Gold Plus Gold Miners Strategy Fund 17.11%
SOGU AXS Short De-SPAC Daily ETF 14.67%

Bottom ETF Performers

NVDS AXS 1.25X NVDA Bear Daily ETF -29.02%
RRH Advocate Rising Rate Hedge ETF -24.09%
MSOX AdvisorShares MSOS 2x Daily ETF -21.37%
BABX GraniteShares 1.75x Long BABA Daily ETF -20.63%
BPAY BlackRock Future Financial & Technology ETF -16.18%

Top Creations

JEPI JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF 1.84K
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 791.23
PCRB Putnam ESG Core Bond ETF 429.76
PULS PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF 383.98
PLDR Putnam Sustainable Leaders ETF 340.57

Top Redemptions

SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF -403.45
JPRE JPMorgan Realty Income ETF -189.68
ICSH BlackRock Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF -185.58
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF -150.77
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -146.98

AUM Winners

XMAR FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Enhance & Moderate Buffer ETF - March 100,990,126.67%
GMAR FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Moderate Buffer ETF - March 74,885,000.00%
GFEB FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Moderate Buffer ETF - February 2,772.11%
SJIM Tuttle Inverse Cramer Tracker ETF 2,156.60%
TSLY YieldMax TSLA Option Income Strategy ETF 827.78%

AUM Losers

TAEQ Trend Aggregation U.S. ETF -92.26%
GLDX USCF Gold Strategy Plus Income Fund ETF -90.85%
TADS The Active Dividend Stock ETF -89.73%
TEGS Trend Aggregation ESG ETF -74.39%
QPFF American Century Quality Preferred ETF -43.16%


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