Diversity & Inclusion


AllianceBernstein’s Strategy for the ETF Market

As of last week, Morningstar Direct calculated that 391 new ETFs had begun trading in 2023. That's significantly higher than the 311 that had debuted by the final week of October in 2021, the year ETF launches set a record of 475.

Active strategies are playing a key role in that record-breaking pace. Despite holding about 6% of total assets, actively managed ETFs still added almost one-third of total flows in September. Nearly 75% of the launches so far this year have been active ETFs.

AllianceBernstein (AB) launched its first ETFs into that intensely competitive marketplace. My guest, Noel Archard, is here to discuss the competitive dynamics of the ETF industry and his strategy to gain market share in the advisor intermediary channel.


The New “Clean Ocean” ETF

In mid-September, Rockefeller Asset Management, the asset management arm of Rockefeller Capital Management, and KraneShares, a leading global ETF provider specializing in China, climate, and uncorrelated assets, launched the KraneShares Rockefeller Ocean Engagement ETF (ticker: KSEA). The fund invests in public companies with significant impact on oceans and ocean resources, reflecting the meaningful investment opportunities within the blue economy.

KSEA aims to generate competitive returns and improve ocean health through shareholder engagement activity focused on pollution prevention, carbon transition, and ocean conservation. Holdings include companies from diverse sectors such as aquaculture, commercial fishing, waste management, renewable energy, and logistics, among others.

My guest, Casey Clark, will discuss this new ETF.