DAVIS & GOEI: ACTIVELY MANAGED ETF PIONEERS
Well over 90% of exchange-traded funds, popularly known as ETFs are based on passive market indexes, but there are a few active managers who have decided to use the ETF structure for actively managed portfolios. One of the pioneers of this innovative approach is third generation value investor, Chris Davis, head of Davis Advisors the parent company of the Davis Funds. In January of 2017, his firm launched three actively managed ETFs reflecting the firm’s nearly five decades of research and investment expertise. They are Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF, symbol DUSA, Davis Select Financial ETF, symbol DFNL and Davis Select Worldwide ETF, symbol DWLD. We asked Davis and fellow Portfolio Manager Danton Goei why they chose to go the active ETF route.