Alpha-seeking ETFs are equity funds attempting to outperform the market with various investment strategies. The ETFs here show a huge range of investment aims, from hedged funds mimicking strategies as the Alphaclone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA) to funds following propietary stock picking strategies as the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT).
With 127 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $12.39B. The average expense ratio is 0.70%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:
The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.45B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the UTES at 17.84%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - August BAUG in 08/01/19.