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PGIM Investments Adds Active High Yield Bond ETF ‘PHYL’

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.

PGIM Investments expanded its ETF platform on Thursday, launching its second actively managed ETF, the  PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca:PHYL) .

PGIM Investments’ first ETF, the  PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF (PULS) , was launched in April and has more than doubled in size, growing to $51 million as of Aug. 31, 2018.

Just like PULS, PHYL is also actively managed by sub-adviser PGIM Fixed Income and is attractively priced. PHYL is priced at 0.53 percent, 14 basis points below the average active high yield ETF, according to Morningstar as of Aug. 31, 2018. The Fund invests primarily in high yield bonds and seeks to generate total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation.

Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments aid when it comes to ETFs, said its focus is on developing competitive products that align with our core investment capabilities.

“Having the benefit of scale has provided us the flexibility to expand our platform and thoughtfully develop strategies in a variety of vehicles that meet client demand,” Parker said. “We see a lot of opportunity for an experienced active manager with a core capability in high yield bond investing. Our investors couldn’t be in more capable hands—our portfolio management team has the experience, credit research, and risk management capabilities critical to investing in this sector.”

The PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF is managed by the same PGIM Fixed Income team that manages the 5-Star Overall Morningstar-rated PGIM High Yield Fund as of June 30, 2018, an actively managed open-end fund that has also earned Morningstar’s Gold Analyst rating as of July 23, 2018.

PGIM Fixed Income, with $716 billion under management as of June 30, 2018, has been managing high yield bonds since 1979, including $67 billion in global leveraged finance assets. Its integrated, 49-member leveraged finance team, led by Managing Director Robert Cignarella, is based in the U.S. and Europe. The team builds portfolios using bottom-up credit research, focused on identifying credits with solid fundamentals, while managing risk. The team averages 19 years of investment experience.

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