Alpha-Seeking ETF Overview

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 94 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $10.92B. The average expense ratio is 0.73%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.32B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKK at 49.07%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund DWMF in 08/10/18.


AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF9.71%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund3.73%
CCORCambria Core Equity ETF3.54%
PLCYEventShares U.S. Policy Alpha ETF3.40%
CWSAdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF3.28%


BATTAmplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF-12.90%
FWDIAdvisorShares Madrona International ETF-7.96%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-6.69%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-6.65%
DINTDavis Select International ETF-5.29%

top creations

HUSEUS Market Rotation Strategy ETF130.56
ARKKARK Innovation ETF114.47
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF50.31
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF27.66
AIEQAI Powered Equity ETF17.28

top redemptions

AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-21.72
GDVDPrincipal Active Global Dividend Income ETF-9.75
RFEUFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe-9.27
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-7.26
CACGClearBridge All Cap Growth ETF-6.15


OSCVOpus Small Cap Value Plus ETF461.66%
VFQYVanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF20.53%
PSRInvesco Active U.S. Real Estate ETF18.12%
RFFCRiverFront Dynamic U.S. Flex-Cap ETF14.90%
VFLQVanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF14.49%


VESHVirtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF-50.74%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-19.73%
FNGAdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF-18.21%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-15.65%
BATTAmplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF-14.06%

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