The benefits to investors are
loud and clear. AB's expertise is
now available in active ETFs.

AB ETFs. On Active Duty.

About Our ETFs

We took the pulse of our clients and created an initial set of funds to take advantage of our active management style - now inside an ETF product.

That means investors will enjoy the efficiency and flexibility of ETFs while relying on AB's research strength and execution expertise.

And there are more ETFs to come.

AB's Commitment to Active ETFs

Noel Archard, Global Head of ETFs and Portfolio Solutions at AllianceBernstein, talks about how we continuously innovate to help meet client needs. Our entrance into actively managed ETFs is no exception.

Advantages of Active ETFs

AB ETFs are a natural extension of our long-standing experience and proven capabilities as an active manager.
All our ETFs are “actively managed,” which means our portfolio managers determine what securities to hold in
each ETF, balancing risk and return objectives. This is true of both our current and future ETFs.

Our expertise supplements the advantages of the ETF wrapper, which includes daily transparency into
the underlying securities, flexibility to trade throughout the day like a stock and the potential for improved tax
efficiency. Just like a mutual fund, ETFs are pooled investment vehicles made up of a mix of different securities to
achieve a specific outcome or target.

Trading ETFs

Because ETFs trade on the open market throughout the day, they require different trading strategies from those for mutual funds.

When you're buying or selling an ETF, be sure to follow these smart tips.

More About Our Current Active ETF Funds

AB Tax-Aware Short Duration Municipal ETF


If you’re interested in the tax advantages of investing in municipal bonds, the AB Tax-Aware Short Duration Municipal ETF (TAFI) may complement your core allocations while providing the opportunity to help maximize your after-tax income and returns. We do this by using shorter-maturity bonds and opportunistic exposure to Treasuries and taxable bonds.

Our strategy for TAFI leverages AB’s 50+ years of experience, proprietary technology and award-winning culture of innovation to deliver tax-advantaged income to investors.


AB Ultra Short Income ETF


If you’re considering what to do with your short-term investments, we believe the AB Ultra Short Income ETF (YEAR) is well positioned to help you take advantage of the attractiveness of the front end of the yield curve.

Its ultrashort-duration portfolio attempts to deliver high levels of relative yield while maintaining an emphasis on capital preservation and liquidity of principal.

By investing primarily in instruments with a duration of less than one year, each allocation seeks to optimize for liquidity, stability and income within the portfolio.


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Understanding Exchange Traded Funds

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Important Information

Investing in ETFs involves risks, including loss of principal.

Duration: A measure of the sensitivity of the price (the value of principal) of a fixed-income investment to a change in interest rates. Duration is expressed as a number of years. Rising interest rates mean falling bond prices, while declining interest rates mean rising bond prices.

TAFI—Bond Risk: The Fund is subject to the same risks as the underlying bonds in the portfolio, such as credit, prepayment, call and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, the value of bond prices will decline. Below-Investment-Grade Securities Risk: Investments in fixed-income securities with lower ratings (aka “junk bonds”) are subject to a higher probability that an issuer will default or fail to meet its payment obligations. These securities may be subject to greater price volatility due to such factors as specific municipal or corporate developments and negative performance of the junk bond market generally, and may be more difficult to trade than other types of securities. Municipal Market Risk: Economic conditions, political or legislative changes, public health crises, uncertainties related to the tax status of municipal securities or the rights of investors in these securities may negatively impact the yield or value of a municipal security. Tax Risk: The US government and Congress may periodically consider changes in federal tax law that could limit or eliminate the federal tax exemption for municipal bond income, which would in effect reduce the income shareholders receive from the Fund by increasing taxes on that income. Derivatives Risk: Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks. New Fund Risk: The Fund is recently organized, giving prospective investors a limited track record on which to base their investment decision.

YEAR—Investment Securities Risk: To the extent the Fund invests in other funds, shareholders will bear layers of asset-based expenses, which could reduce returns. Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value. Interest-Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa; long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities. Credit Risk: A bond’s credit rating reflects the issuer’s ability to make timely payments of interest or principal—the lower the rating, the higher the risk of default. If the issuer’s financial strength deteriorates, the issuer’s rating may be lowered, and the bond’s value may decline. Inflation Risk: Prices for goods and services tend to rise over time, which may erode the purchasing power of investments. Foreign (Non-US) Risk: Non-US securities may be more volatile because of the political, regulatory, market and economic uncertainties associated with such securities. Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may negatively affect the value of the investment or reduce returns. These risks are magnified in emerging or developing markets. Derivatives Risk: Investing in derivative instruments such as options, futures, forwards or swaps can be riskier than traditional investments, and may be more volatile, especially in a down market. Below-Investment-Grade Securities Risk: Investments in fixed-income securities with lower ratings (commonly known as “junk bonds”) tend to have a higher probability that an issuer will default or fail to meet its payment obligations. Leverage Risk: Trying to enhance investment returns by borrowing money or using other leverage transactions such as reverser purchase agreements magnifies both gains and losses, resulting in greater volatility. New Fund Risk: The Fund is recently organized, giving prospective investors a limited track record on which to base their investment decision.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund/Portfolio carefully before investing. For copies of our prospectus or summary prospectus, which contain this and other information, visit us online at or contact your AB representative. Please read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

AllianceBernstein ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, in the US only.
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