Are Active ETF Issuers Focusing on the Wrong Markets?

Are Active ETF Issuers Focusing on the Wrong Markets?

The active exchange-traded fund boom hits Europe.

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Reviewed by: Lisa Barr
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Edited by: Lisa Barr

LONDON − First it was smart beta then thematics and ESG. Now, the active boom is well underway in the ETF market as issuers jostle for position in an increasingly crowded space.

According to data from Bloomberg Intelligence, there are currently 101 active ETFs listed in Europe with $25bn assets under management (AUM), up from $12bn in 2019. Furthermore, this year’s Global ETF Investor survey from Brown Brothers Harriman found 32% of European investors are looking to increase their allocation to active ETFs over the next 12 months... 

This article first appeared in ETF Insider, ETF Stream's monthly ETF magazine for professional investors in Europe. To read the full article, click here.

Tom Eckett is the editor of ETF Stream, joining as a senior writer in March 2019. He started his career at Investment Week in August 2016 as an asset management correspondent covering ETFs.