AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 8/29/2014
The actively managed ETF space enjoyed a larger gain than in recent weeks growing by $1.11 billion, or 6.61%, to $17.965 billion. The lion’s share of the gain was generated by newcomer WBI which launched ten new funds that were apparently pre-sold very effectively and now have $1.03 billion or a 5.77% market share. The WBI funds were the only new funds to hit the market last week.
AdvisorShares led the way in new assets for previously existing fund providers with $38 million followed by $16 million for First Trust. ProShares reported $15 million in new assets primarily attributable to its recently launched credit spread ETFs. WisdomTree stands out on the other side of the ledger with $70 million in outflows.
Asset growth by market segment was dominated by global equity at just over $1 billion which reflects the WBI launch mentioned above. Alternatives attracted $42 billion and High Yield $35 million.
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Number of Active ETFs by Sponsor
Number of Active ETFs by StrategyThere are risks involved with investing in ETFs including possible loss of money. Shares are actively managed and are subject to risk similar to stocks, including those related to short selling and margin maintenance. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. Shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Funds and tender those shares for redemption to the Funds in Creation Unit aggregations only, typically consisting of 50,000 shares.