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 736 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Active Management ETFs have total assets under management of $283.65B. The average expense ratio is 0.69%. Active Management ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

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

The largest Active Management ETF is the ARK Innovation ETF ARKK with $18.55B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Active Management ETF was KRBN at 116.39%. The most recent ETF launched in the Active Management space was the Direxion Nanotechnology ETF TYNE on 11/23/21.

Top ETF Performers

KEUA KraneShares European Carbon Allowance ETF 22.66%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 16.65%
VCAR Simplify Volt RoboCar Disruption and Tech ETF 10.55%
RIGZ Viridi Cleaner Energy Crypto-Mining & Semiconductor ETF 6.94%
WUGI Esoterica NextG Economy ETF 6.45%

Bottom ETF Performers

PSIL AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF -19.46%
VFIN Simplify Volt Fintech Disruption ETF -18.79%
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF -15.21%
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -11.84%
BFTR BlackRock Future Innovators ETF -11.24%

Top Creations

NUGO Nuveen Growth Opportunities ETF 1.64K
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF 526.61
JEPI JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF 526.21
IVOL Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF 294.90
SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 271.09

Top Redemptions

MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF -277.98
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -121.93
AWTM National Investment Services Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF -113.00
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF -82.79
ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF -60.19

AUM Winners

FSIG First Trust Limited Duration Investment Grade Corporate ETF 24,968,750.00%
OALC OneAscent Large Cap Core ETF 8,060.31%
SARK Tuttle Capital Short Innovation ETF 659.97%
HEQT Simplify Hedged Equity ETF 426.78%
DFSD Dimensional Short-Duration Fixed Income ETF 425.25%

AUM Losers

TAEQ Trend Aggregation U.S. ETF -92.26%
TEGS Trend Aggregation ESG ETF -82.80%
CLSM Cabana Target Leading Sector Moderate ETF -71.93%
CLSC Cabana Target Leading Sector Conservative ETF -63.08%
TADS The Active Dividend Stock ETF -54.30%

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