October 04, 2010 at 11:03 AM EDT
Active ETF Pipeline: Previewing Some Exciting Funds On The Horizon
With the first three quarters of the year now in the books, 2010 has so far seen a continued expansion of the ETF industry; more than 100 new funds have launched and assets have climbed closer to $1 trillion in total. But some corners of the industry that had been pegged as major sources of growth have struggled to gain traction. Active ETFs in particular have been generally slow to accumulate assets, as investors who believe that managers can add alpha have continued to embrace mutual funds. Currently, there are nine actively-managed equity ETFs on the market, including funds from PowerShares, Grail, and AdvisorShares. Aggregate assets in those nine funds currently stands at about only $100 million, a somewhat disappointing total considering the potential for this space (as measured by mutual fund assets) and the significant amount of hype surrounding the marriage of active management and the ETF structure. But despite [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: ETF Pipeline: Another Active ETF Grail To Close Two Active ETFs (RPQ, RFF) Grail Advisors to Launch Four Active Single-Manager Funds
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