Semi-Transparent Active ETFs

A New Milestone for Exchange Traded Funds

The launch of semi-transparent active ETFs opens the door for a burst of innovative ideas from managers and more choices for investors.

May 2020

A major milestone for the industry occurred on March 31, 2020 when American Century Investments launched a pair of active ETFs.

The first of their kind, this ETF strategy enables asset managers to disclose ETF holdings with the same frequency as mutual funds, allowing managers to bring their best ideas to the market without the risk of front-running or free-riders. For investors, it offers a greater number of investment choices. We sat down with our ETF specialists to learn more about the launch, how the products are trading and what they are hearing in the marketplace.

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