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The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing exchange-traded funds for everything from establishing core exposure in desired asset classes to using them as tactical trading tools. ETFs have rightfully earned their “easy-to-use” reputation as they have allowed for self-directed investors to access niche corners of the global market as well as other sophisticated strategies that were once out-of-reach for most [see Periodic Table of ETFs: What Popped and What Dropped in 2013].  [click to continue…]

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Active ETFs have grown in popularity over the last decade as a great alternative to the traditional assets. With the hands-on approach of a mutual fund but the aggressively cheaper price tag, these ETFs have been a strong hold in previous market conditions and today. With the end of the second quarter just around the corner, investors who are curious about this hybrid investment strategy should take a moment to look back at the best performing actively managed funds so far this year.  [For updates on the ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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The ETF industry has been experiencing exponential growth over the past few years, as we are now able to choose from more than 1,400 products with well over $1 trillion in combined assets. But as with any budding industry, there comes a time when it is necessary to trim the fat so to speak, and […]

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Complete List Of Active ETFs

by on June 5, 2011 | Updated November 16, 2012

Since PowerShares debuted its first active ETFs in the spring of 2008, this corner of the exchange-traded product market has grown tremendously. Though many active ETFs have been somewhat slow to accumulate assets, the increase in the size of the lineup highlights the trend towards vehicles that combine active management with the exchange-traded structure [see […]

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After months of speculation sparked by an SEC filing announcing Grail Advisors was near an agreement to be acquired, the future for a pioneer in the active ETF space is a bit more clear. Minneapolis-based Ameriprise Financial has reportedly agreed to acquire Grail, giving the financial giant the exemptive relief required to launch actively-managed ETFs.

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iShares, the largest issuer of U.S. ETFs that was acquired last year by BlackRock, has received SEC approval to introduce actively-managed ETFs. iShares currently offers more than 200 passively-indexes ETFs, and the recent SEC decision opens the door for the company to introduce exchange-traded products not linked to a specific benchmark. iShares ETFs had aggregate […]

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Grail Advisors, the San Francisco-based ETF issuer known for pioneering the actively-managed ETF space, recently made an interesting filing with the SEC. In the document, Grail announced that it was entering into a letter of intent concerning a transaction involving ownership interests in order to continue its operations, including paying its future obligations under its […]

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The ETF industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks in large part to a shift by investors towards cost-efficient passive indexing strategies and away from pricey active management. But many in the industry have opined that actively-managed ETFs–in a sense hybrid products that exhibit characteristics of both active mutual funds and […]

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Bethesda, Maryland-based AdvisorShares announced today the launch of the Mars Hill Global Relative Value ETF (GRV), the second ETF product from the company. The new ETF will be actively-managed; instead of seeking to replicate the performance of a particular benchmark, GRV will attempt to generate consistent positive returns in excess of the average annual return […]

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The rise of the ETF industry has been truly remarkable in almost every way. A surge in product offerings has democratized asset classes and investment strategies previously available only to institutions and the super-rich. ETFs have been embraced as an efficient means of accessing everything from copper to Treasuries. And while the industry remains very […]

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To say opinions on the future of active ETFs are mixed would be a major understatement. Nearly two years after PowerShares launched its first line of active ETFs and a year after the much-publicized launch of the Grail American Beacon Large Cap Value ETF (GVT), active ETFs remain stuck in first gear. Investors have expressed […]

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Legg Mason appears ready to make its long anticipated move into the active ETF space. The Baltimore-based asset management firm filed for approval with the SEC that would allow it to introduce actively-managed ETFs to U.S. markets. Filing for exemptive relief is one of the first steps on the road to launching ETFs, and requires […]

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