What You Need to Know
- The 82-year-old investment firm joins a growing list of established firms moving into the active ETF market.
- It has filed an application with the SEC to trade three actively managed equity funds.
- The ETFs are focused on carbon transition, disruptive technologies and beneficiaries of Gen Y and Z consumption.
Neuberger Berman, a private investment management firm founded in 1939, plans on entering the exchange-traded fund universe, joining a growing number of asset managers offering active ETFs for the first time.
The $400-billion-plus asset manager has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch three active ETFs, all targeting future-focused themes that are currently included in the firm’s investment strategies.
The three ETFs are the Neuberger Berman Carbon Transition Infrastructure ETF, the Neuberger Berman Disrupters ETF and the Neuberger Berman Next Generation Connected Consumer ETF.
The carbon transition infrastructure ETF will invest in companies with exposure to infrastructure that will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or will enable other companies to do so.