PGIM Investments bolstered its ETF roster today with the launch of the first of four actively managed equity exchange-traded funds that it expects to roll out in 2018. Sub-advised by QMA, the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions manager of PGIM, the PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF (NYSE Arca: PQLC) seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in large-cap stocks.

PGIM Investments is the worldwide distributor of retail products for PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (etftrends.com/quote/PRU)—a top-10 investment manager globally.

“Adding equity to our mix of ETF strategies gives investors a cost-effective way to access the equity markets while obtaining the potential benefits of active management,” said Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments. “Introducing these funds—managed by one of the industry’s pioneering quantitative managers—is a natural evolution in our effort to create new investment vehicles that meet investors’ evolving needs.”

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