Actively managed ETFs enjoyed their second weekly gain greater than 4% adding $720 million to $17.401 billion. Most of that positive inflow, $526 million, went into a Short Term Bond ETF offered by First Trust.
Other notable moves at the category level included $92 million flowing into currency ETFs, $75 million into Alternative Income, $51 million into Alternatives and $49 million into Domestic Equities. The only category with meaning outflows was Global Bond which shed $131 million.
First Trust brought in a total of $636 million last week while PIMCO saw $172 million flow out of its funds.
The only new funds last week were both from relative newcomer ARK Investment Management. Their funds fall into the Global Equity category but are very narrow in their focus. So far ARK has attracted $6.6 million in AUM.
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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.
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