31 Actively Managed ETFs
Actively managed ETFs were spawned from the battle of ETFs vs Mutual funds. Investors liked the simplicity and advantages of ETFs but also liked the active maintenance and trading that mutual funds offer. The hybrid was actively managed ETFs.
Most ETFs are index funds, but some ETFs do have active management. Actively managed ETFs have only been offered in the U.S. since 2008. The first active ETF was Bear Stearns Current Yield ETF. Currently, actively managed ETFs are fully transparent, publishing their current securities portfolios on their websites.
While a relatively new ETF innovation, it's not an unpopular one. This list of actively managed ETFs will grow as more and more investors reap the benefits of these funds in their ETF trading strategies.
ALT - iShares Diversified Alternatives Trust ETF
This iShares ETF is made up of commodity, bond, currency and interest rate futures because it wants to expose discrepancies in the pricing of financial instruments. The fund intends to profit from the deviations of current asset prices and their historical norms.
GMMB - Grail McDonnell Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF
This municipal bond ETF is actively managed on a daily basis as opposed to others which are not maintained as frequently.
GMTB - Grail McDonnell Core Taxable Bond ETF
This is another bond ETF from Grail McDonnell that is actively managed on a daily basis as opposed to other less frequently managed funds.
GVT - Grail American Beacon Large Value ETF
This is an actively managed style ETF that focuses on large-cap value assets such as common stocks, preferred stocks, convertibles, and ADRs.
QEH - QAM Equity Hedge ETF
QEH seeks investment results that exceed the risk-adjusted performance of approximately 50% of the long/short equity hedge fund universe as defined by the HFRI Equity Hedge Total Index constituents. This is done in an effort to produce higher returns with lower risk than the S&P 500 Index, over time.
SMMU - Pimco Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy Fund
This actively managed bond ETF tracks the Barclays Capital 1-3 Year Municipal Bond Index. Fund managers reserve the right to determine which assets should be in the fund on a daily basis.
WDTI - WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund
WDTI adopts a strategy that attempts to track the Diversified Trends Indicator, a long-short rules-based managed futures strategy index.