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Pacer ETFs Celebrates Rapid Growth in 2021, Crosses the $10 Billion AUM Mark as It Sets Stage For 2022

The six-year-old issuer grew AUM to $10.2B, launched new and innovative products and hired high-level talent

Pacer ETFs (“Pacer”), an ETF provider that offers strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, has grown assets under management to $10.2 billion, a 76% increase from Dec. 31, 2020.

“We are very pleased with the growth we’ve achieved in our first six years,” says Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETF Distributors. “We have proven to be an ETF provider that investors and advisors turn to for distinguished products across the board. I am looking forward to 2022 as we look to do even more for our advisors and partners through new products and refined strategies.”

In 2021, Pacer experienced notable growth across its existing ETF products, including:

In addition to those milestones, Pacer also added 12 funds through new launches and acquisitions, including:

To enable Pacer’s growth, the firm added 46 employees in 2021. In total, Pacer now has 117 employees - 90 of whom are internal and external wholesalers. In order to sustain its growth trajectory, Pacer also established a third distribution channel. This development divides the vast independent and wirehouse channels by targeting a new audience to help propel further growth. Pacer is still building out this channel and is actively recruiting qualified individuals.

“We owe much of our success to the ongoing support we receive from our employees, investors and partners,” says Joe Thomson, founder and president of Pacer Financial. “It has been an absolute privilege to watch Pacer grow into what we are today and that would not be possible without our team of highly-skilled and dedicated professionals. Our future remains bright and we are excited to continue to deliver for our clients and grow our firm.”

About Pacer ETFs

Pacer ETFs is a strategy-driven exchange-traded fund provider with 43 ETFs and over $10 billion in assets under management, as of Dec. 31, 2021. Pacer ETFs is focused on addressing investors’ needs through its six fund families: the Pacer Trendpilot® Series, Pacer Cash Cows Index® Series, Pacer Custom ETF Series, Pacer Leaders ETF Series, Pacer Factor ETF Series and Pacer Swan SOS ETF Series.

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Pacer ETFs celebrates $10 billion AUM milestone following successful 2021


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