ETF managed portfolios—those that typically have more than 50% of portfolio assets invested in ETFs—are one of the fastest-growing segments of the managed account sector, according to a newly released Morningstar report.

The ETF Managed Portfolio Landscape Report, authored by Andrew Gogerty, Morningstar’s ETF Managed Portfolios Strategist, showed that assets in ETF Managed Portfolios grew 30% year-to-date and 48% since September 2011. Morningstar has identified almost 490 ETF managed portfolio strategies among 120 firms with total assets of $50 billion as of June, the report stated, adding that Global strategies accounts for about 61% of these assets.

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