American Century Enters the ETF Arena

American Century Investments is branching away from its six-decade history of managing traditional open-end mutual funds and launched its first two exchange traded funds.

On Tuesday, American Century added the American Century STOXX U.S. Quality Value ETF (NYSEArca: VALQ) and American Century Diversified Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: KORP), which have a 0.29% and 0.45% expense ratio, respectively.

“Our goal with the launch of American Century ETFs is to provide innovative strategies that strive to deliver better outcomes for investors,” Edward Rosenberg, senior vice president and head of ETFs for American Century, said in a note. “We are excited to be launching our first two ETFs, which we see as ‘core’ investments that can serve as a central, foundational component of a long-term portfolio.”

The STOXX U.S. Quality Value ETF will try to reflect the performance of the iSTOXX American Century USA Quality Value Index, which is made up of 900 largest publicly traded U.S. equity securities screened and weighted by fundamental measures of quality, value and income, according to a prospectus sheet.