Hamman added that the firm is also teaming up with Newfleet Asset Management, a subsidiary of Virtus Investment Partners, to manage a global short-income duration strategy in early 2013. The firm also has an international short fund and a gold fund in the hamper.
Heading into 2013, Hamman said to watch out for more active ETFs from bigger firms such as Fidelity, which recently sought permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission for its own active ETF offering, including a corporate bond fund.
In 2013, fund managers will be watching how established active ETFs with track records of three or more years start to be ranked by Morningstar.
"We have a product that will be three years old next July, WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF (AADR), and it will be interesting to see how Morningstar will rate an outperforming active ETF," said Hamman.