Where are Active ETFs Headed?

June 24, 2014

Actively managed ETFs continue to show significant growth in the number of products offered.

While some still regard exchange traded funds (ETFs) as passive, beta-indexing tools for basic market exposure, the rise of active management in the ETF space may well be the industry’s next evolutionary step.

Actively managed ETFs continue to show significant growth in the number of products offered and assets under management over the past year and continue to gain popularity as an investment vehicle.

To gain a deeper understanding of the potential of this ETF segment, we collaborated with ETF Trends to update a previously-released paper from early 2013, looking at the current environment as well as the advantages and the headwinds present.

The latest strategy brief by the Knowledge Partnership, “Active ETFs: Revisited,” explores:

  • Growth in the active ETF market
  • Attractiveness of active ETFs to both financial advisors and investors
  • Challenges that investment managers face when launching these funds.

To read more about trends and opportunities in the ETF industry, download your complimentary copy of the strategy brief.

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