Buffer ETFs are also known as defined-outcome ETFs. They offer protection against drawdowns for a specific period. They used options to guarantee an investment outcome.
With 145 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Buffer ETFs have total assets under management of $10.74B. The average expense ratio is 0.81%. Buffer ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:
- Fixed Income
The largest Buffer ETF is the FT Cboe Vest Fund of Buffer ETF BUFR with $602.49M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Buffer ETF was SEPZ at 18.39%. The most recent ETF launched in the Buffer space was the AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap 6 Month Buffer10 Jan/Jul ETF SIXJ on 12/31/21.