AB ETFs. On Active Duty.


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.

  1. Actively managed.
    AB’s family of ETFs represents a natural extension of our longstanding experience and proven capabilities as an active manager and complements our existing solutions.

  2. Sophisticated research and trading expertise.
    Behind our ETFs is a team of experienced investment professionals who balance risk and returns for our long-term investors.

  3. Now available in an ETF structure.
    Our expertise supplements the inherent advantages of an ETF wrapper, including daily transparency into the underlying securities, flexibility to trade throughout the day like a stock, and potential for improved tax efficiency.

AB Tax-Aware Short Duration Municipal ETF (TAFI)

Our actively managed municipal bond strategy, which offers an enhanced flexibility for investors. 

AB Ultra Short
Income ETF (YEAR)

Our actively managed ETF that is optimized for yield, capital preservation, and liquidity. 

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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.


AB Insight

The Reality Behind the Five Biggest ETF Myths

8 min read
ETFs have exploded in popularity in recent years. Get the facts about some common misperceptions.

AB Insight

What to Consider When Weighing ETF Liquidity in Volatile Markets

2 min read
In a year marked by a bruising bear market, large price swings, soaring inflation and hawkish Fed policy, asset liquidity has become a prized trait in portfolios. Liquidity is down substantially across stock and bond markets, amplifying price swings and making conditions more challenging.

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As ETFs Boom, Trading Strategies Matter in a Volatile Market

3 min read
Capital markets haven’t been an easy road for investors to navigate in 2022, due to a bear market, red-hot inflation and rising correlations that have hampered diversification. Traditional safe havens for long-term investors have struggled too, with cash and Treasuries facing a rising-rate environment alongside historically high levels of market volatility.

AB Insight

Five Reasons a Short-Duration Active ETF May Be a Better Fit than T-Bills

2 min read
US Treasury bills are key to meeting liquidity needs, but they’re at risk of being outyielded as rates climb and selling them could incur losses if their prices have fallen. Fortunately, there’s another alternative for investors’ liquidity positions: a short-duration-bond ETF.

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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 abfunds.com 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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