Seeking Alpha – Grail Advisors, LLC, the investment advisor that launched the Grail American Beacon Large Cap Value Fund (GVT) last month, has filed with the SEC to launch four additional ETFs. Grail notes that these four funds will be the first actively-managed ETFs to use a single-manager approach.
Unlike traditional ETFs, managers of these funds will have discretion on a daily basis to choose securities consistent with the ETF’s objective. With the launch of these funds, Grail will establish itself as the leader in the actively-managed ETF arena.
"Our goal from the outset was to bring traditional, active fund managers to the ETF marketplace," said William Thomas, chief executive of Grail Advisors. With these funds, that day has come "a lot sooner than even the most enthusiastic proponent of the ETF structure could have imagined."