Rising interest rates and volatility increasing in fixed-income markets has inspired ETF sponsors to consider launching funds for bond investors, InvestmentNews
Fifty-seven percent of sponsors intend to introduce actively managed ETFs this year, according to a survey by Cerulli Associate Inc in the first quarter of 2013. Pimco [profile] Total Return ETF
may have spurred some of the interest. The ETF has attracted $5 billion since its launch early last year.
Pimco plans to launch three actively managed ETFs soon: Pimco Real Return, Pimco Diversified Income and Pimco Low Duration. First Trust [profile]
Portfolios launched a high yield ETF in February and Columbia Management Investment Advisors [profile]
has filed to launch 17 new actively managed ETFs across fixed-income and equity.
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