AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 12/9/2016
Assets in actively managed ETFs had a strong week, tacking on $634 million and crossing a new big figure to $29. 252 billion in AUM. There was one new fund from Virtus, which brings the overall total to 160.
The big story was the $273 net gain for iShares. First Trust also had a strong week with $172 million while Virtus added $77 million and State Street chipped in with $67 million. The declines were modest, led by $16 million from WisdomTree.
The breakdown by category was widely diversified, which could perhaps be taken as recognition that income investing could require active management as rates move higher. High Yield Bond led the way with $138 million, followed by Short Term Bond with $117 million, Alternative Income with $89 million, and $78 million for Alternative Bond. Currency was the only decliner, contracting by $30 million.
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Number of Active ETFs by Sponsor
Number of Active ETFs by Strategy