PGIM Investments announces closure of three QMA domestic equity ETFs

NEWARK, N.J.--()--PGIM Investments, LLC announced today plans to close and liquidate the following three ETFs: the PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF (PQLC), the PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF (PQSG) and the PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF (PQSV).

Each fund’s last day of trading will be Oct. 4, 2021, which will also be the final day for creations or redemptions by authorized participants. Each fund will cease operations, withdraw its assets and distribute the remaining proceeds to shareholders on Oct. 12, 2021.


PGIM Investments, LLC and its affiliates offer more than 100 funds globally across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment styles. All products draw on PGIM’s globally diversified investment platform that encompasses the expertise of managers across fixed income, equities, alternatives and real estate.


As the quantitative equity and multi-asset solutions specialist of PGIM, QMA seeks to help solve complex investment problems with custom systematic solutions across the risk/return spectrum. QMA’s modular portfolio construction simplifies our design of client-specific solutions. We can customize down to the stock level for portfolio considerations, with product offerings that range from core solutions and systematic macro to multi-asset portfolios and overlays. All of our options can be harnessed to provide stable return streams uncorrelated with existing strategies.

QMA manages portfolios for a worldwide institutional client base, including corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, multiemployer pension plans, and subadvisory accounts for other financial services companies. As of June 30, 2021, QMA had approximately $120 billion in assets under management.


PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world* with approximately $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom or with Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom. For more information please visit

* Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) is the 10th-largest investment manager (out of 477) in terms of global AUM based on the Pensions & Investments Top Money Managers list published on May 31, 2021. This ranking represents assets managed by Prudential Financial as of Dec. 31, 2020.

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Kylie Scott
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Release Summary

PGIM Investments plans to close and liquidate three ETFs: PQLC, PQSG and PQSV.



Kylie Scott
+1 973 902 2503