What are alternatives ETFs? Hedge funds, commodities, options strategies, private equity—anything that doesn't fit cleanly into the equity or fixed-income buckets has been termed 'alternative' at one point or another. Perhaps the most defining characteristic for alternative investments was that if you were not a 'qualified investor,' most investors couldn't buy them. Today, however, financial innovation has made many of these complex strategies available to a broader audience through ETFs.
With 57 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.13B. The average expense ratio is 1.07%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:
The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF MNA with $940.34M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the EXIV at 90.48%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the iM DBi Hedge Strategy ETF DBEH in 12/18/19.