Ever since the SEC changed its rules to allow sponsors to offer actively managed exchange traded funds in 2007, this asset class has been putting down roots. It reached almost $15 billion in assets at the end of October, according to Morningstar. While this is only a small fraction of the total $1.64 trillion ETF market, these products now offer advisors some interesting opportunities not available through either mutual funds, stock purchases, alternative asset classes or traditional indexed ETFs.
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