News | 02.08.19
Market Turbulence Spurs Demand for Fledgling Active ETFs
Active exchange-traded funds (ETFs) drew a record $27.5 billion in new investor cash last year, while inflows into index-tracking ETFs slowed for the first time since 2013, according to data from Morningstar. Strategic beta funds, a hybrid between active and passive management, likewise had a banner year, garnering $74 billion. “The human element of active ETF management is appealing to investors who are getting skittish when markets are volatile,” said Todd Rosenbluth, director of ETF and mutual-fund research at CFRA.
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