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Form 497K PGIM ETF TRUST

December 9, 2022 4:51 PM EST

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PGIM Portfolio Ballast ETF
Ticker Symbol: PBL
Listing Exchange: Cboe BZX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMARY PROSPECTUS  |  December 12, 2022
Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund's Prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund's Prospectus, Statement of Additional Information (SAI), Annual Report and other information about the Fund online at www.pgim.com/investments. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 1-800-225-1852 or by sending an e-mail to: [email protected] The Fund's Prospectus and SAI, both dated December 12, 2022, as supplemented and amended from time to time,
are incorporated by reference into (legally made a part of) this Summary Prospectus.
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE
The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to provide long-term capital growth with reduced volatility compared to the equity market.
FUND FEES AND EXPENSES
The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. The management agreement between PGIM ETF Trust (the Trust) and PGIM Investments LLC (PGIM Investments) (the Management Agreement) provides that PGIM Investments will pay all operating expenses of the Fund, except for certain expenses, including but not limited to, interest expenses, taxes, brokerage expenses, future Rule 12b-1 fees (if any), and acquired fund fees and expenses. For more information on the fee structure pertaining to the Management Agreement please refer to the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 
Management fee
0.45%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
None
Other expenses
None
Total annual Fund operating expenses
0.45%
Example.  The following hypothetical example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other exchange-traded funds. It assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. It assumes a 5% return on your investment each year and that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.
Number of Years You Own Shares
1 Year
3 Years
 
$46
$144
Portfolio Turnover. 
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or turns over its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. The Fund is newly offered; therefore, it does not have a turnover rate for the most recent fiscal year.
INVESTMENTS, RISKS AND PERFORMANCE
Principal Investment Strategies. 
The Fund seeks to participate in the upside returns of the stock market while limiting volatility and downside losses. In seeking to achieve the Fund’s investment objective, the Fund seeks to reduce volatility over the course of a full market cycle as compared to the equity market, which the Fund defines as the S&P 500® Index. The Fund’s strategy is designed to provide participation in the equity markets during periods in which the market is rising while limiting losses in periods of market downturn.
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The Fund will generally not invest directly in equity securities. Instead, the Fund will seek to gain exposure to the stock market through listed options on the S&P 500® Index (SPX) or SPDR® S&P 500 ETF (SPY), and through S&P 500® Index futures contracts, while simultaneously holding investments in U.S. Treasuries, U.S. Treasury futures contracts, and cash and cash equivalents to provide fixed income exposure. The Fund will invest in nonstandard SPX or SPY options that allow the subadviser to select terms including expiration date, option type (put or call), exercise style (American or European), strike price, premium, trading hours and exercise settlement (A.M. or P.M.-settled), among others. There are no limits on the amount of assets the Fund can invest in equity or fixed income investments, however, under normal market conditions the subadviser expects to invest up to 35% of the Fund’s total assets in investments that provide exposure to the equities markets (i.e., S&P 500® Index options and futures) and up to 90% of the Fund’s total assets in fixed income investments and investments that provide exposure to fixed income (i.e., U.S. Treasury futures). The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) and therefore does not seek to replicate the performance of any specified index.
The Fund seeks to capture 60% of the performance of the S&P 500 on average in appreciating equity markets and to capture 30% of the performance of the S&P 500 on average in declining equity markets over a market cycle. Market cycle is defined as a period approximately from an equity market peak to bottom and back to peak again that typically aligns with the business cycle. The Fund seeks to meet these objectives through strategic portfolio design as well as active portfolio management. The portfolio holds long dated S&P 500 FLEX options that provide upside participation in rising equity markets and a floor on downside participation in declining equity markets (e.g., the option premium). The call options are complemented in the portfolio with exposure to U.S. Treasuries and Treasury futures which provide diversification to the equity exposure. The subadviser actively monitors and periodically rebalances both the equity and fixed income exposures in response to changing market conditions with the goal of capturing upside gains and limiting downside losses. When determining the allocation and when to rebalance, the subadviser takes into account, among other factors: interest rates, the portfolio’s equity exposure, the percentage of the portfolio invested in options, the current level of the S&P 500® Index, the volatility of S&P 500® Index options, bond and dividend yields, the delta of the portfolio’s options positions (which is a measure of the sensitivity of the portfolio’s option prices to changes in price of the S&P 500® Index), and time to maturity of the options. The subadviser also considers internal research generated by its asset allocation team when evaluating the relative attractiveness of equity versus fixed income exposure.
The Fund may invest in other derivative instruments, including futures, forwards, options, swaps, and options on swaps, to try to enhance return or to try to reduce (hedge) investment risks. In selecting investments for the Fund, the subadviser will evaluate overall investment opportunities and risks among the types of investments the Fund may hold. The Fund may also invest in other ETFs or mutual funds to gain exposure to equity or fixed income securities.
The Fund engages in active trading—that is, frequent trading of its securities—in order to take advantage of new investment opportunities. The Fund expects to be more heavily involved in active trading during periods of market volatility seeking to preserve gains or limit losses.
The Fund is non-diversified for purposes of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act), which means that it can invest a greater percentage of its assets in fewer issuers than a diversified fund.
Principal Risks.  All investments have risks to some degree. The value of your investment in the Fund, as well as the amount of return you receive on your investment, may fluctuate significantly from day-to-day and over time.
You may lose part or all of your investment in the Fund or your investment may not perform as well as other similar investments.
An investment in the Fund is not guaranteed to achieve its investment objective; is not a deposit with a bank; and is not insured, endorsed or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The following is a summary description of principal risks of investing in the Fund.
The order of the below risk factors does not indicate the significance of any particular risk factor.
Active Trading Risk. The Fund actively and frequently trades its portfolio securities. High portfolio turnover results in higher transaction costs, which can affect the Fund’s performance and have adverse tax consequences. In addition, high portfolio turnover may also mean that a proportionately greater amount of distributions to shareholders will be taxed as ordinary income rather than long-term capital gains compared to investment companies with lower portfolio turnover.
Authorized Participant Concentration Risk. Only an Authorized Participant (as defined in How to Buy and Sell Shares of the Fund in the Fund’s Prospectus) may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with the Fund. The Fund has a limited number of intermediaries that act as Authorized Participants and none of these Authorized Participants is or will be obligated to engage in creation or redemption transactions. To the extent that these Authorized Participants exit the business or are unable to or choose not to proceed with creation and/or redemption orders with respect to the Fund and no other Authorized Participant creates or redeems, shares of the Fund may trade at a substantial discount or premium to net asset value (NAV), may trade at larger spreads, and possibly face trading halts and/or delisting.

Debt Obligations Risk. Debt obligations are subject to credit risk, market risk and interest rate risk. The Fund's holdings, share price, yield and total return may also fluctuate in response to bond market movements. The value of bonds may decline for issuer-related reasons, including management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods and services. Certain types of fixed income obligations also may be subject to call and redemption risk, which is the risk that the issuer may call a bond held by the Fund for redemption before it matures and the Fund may not be able to reinvest at the same rate of interest and therefore would earn less income.
Derivatives Risk. Derivatives involve special risks and costs and may result in losses to the Fund. The successful use of derivatives requires sophisticated management, and, to the extent that derivatives are used, the Fund will depend on the subadviser’s ability to analyze and manage derivatives transactions. The prices of derivatives may move in unexpected ways, especially in abnormal market conditions. Some derivatives are leveraged or may create economic leverage for the Fund and therefore may magnify or otherwise increase investment losses to the Fund. The Fund's use of derivatives may also increase the amount of taxes payable by shareholders.
Other risks arise from the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions. A liquid secondary market may not always exist for the Fund's derivatives positions. In fact, many over-the-counter derivative instruments will not have liquidity beyond the counterparty to the instrument. Over-the-counter derivative instruments also involve the risk that the other party will not meet its obligations to the Fund. The use of derivatives also exposes the Fund to operational issues, such as documentation and settlement issues, systems failures, inadequate control and human error.
Derivatives may also involve legal risks, such as insufficient documentation, the lack of capacity or authority of a counterparty to execute or settle a transaction, and the legality and enforceability of derivatives contracts. The U.S. Government and foreign governments have adopted (and may adopt further) regulations governing derivatives markets, including mandatory clearing of certain derivatives, margin and reporting requirements and risk exposure limitations. Regulation of derivatives may make derivatives more costly, limit their availability or utility to the Fund, or otherwise adversely affect their performance or disrupt markets.
Economic and Market Events Risk. Events in the U.S. and global financial markets, including actions taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve or foreign central banks to stimulate, stabilize economic growth or the functioning of the securities markets, or otherwise reduce inflation may at times result in unusually high market volatility, which could negatively impact performance. Governmental efforts to curb inflation often have negative effects on the level of economic activity. Relatively reduced liquidity in credit and fixed income markets could adversely affect issuers worldwide.
Equity and Equity-Related Securities Risks. Equity and equity-related securities may be subject to changes in value, and their values may be more volatile than those of other asset classes. In addition to an individual security losing value, the value of the equity markets or a sector in which the Fund invests could go down. Different parts of a market can react differently to adverse issuer, market, regulatory, political and economic developments.
ETF Shares Trading Risk. Fund shares are listed for trading on Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the Exchange) and the shares are bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. The market prices of the shares of the Fund are expected to fluctuate in response to changes in the Fund's NAV, the intraday value of the Fund's holdings and supply and demand for shares of the Fund. We cannot predict whether shares of the Fund will trade above, below or at their NAV. Trading on the Exchange, including trading of Fund shares, may be halted in certain circumstances and shareholders may not be able to sell Fund shares at the time or price desired. During periods of stressed market conditions, the market for the shares of the Fund may become less liquid in response to deteriorating liquidity in the markets for the Fund's portfolio investments. This adverse effect on the liquidity of the Fund's shares could lead to differences between the market price of the Fund's shares and the NAV of those shares. There can be no assurance that the requirements of the Exchange to maintain the listing of shares of the Fund will continue to be met. At times, trading in the securities of ETFs has become volatile and unpredictable and the price of ETF shares has diverged from market driven fundamentals.
Disruptions to creations and redemptions, the existence of significant market volatility or potential lack of an active trading market for the shares of the Fund (including through a trading halt), as well as other factors, may result in the Fund's shares trading on the Exchange significantly above (at a premium) or below (at a discount) to NAV or to the intraday value of the Fund's holdings. Premiums and discounts relate to differences between the market price and NAV of the Fund's shares. During such periods, you may incur significant losses if you sell your shares of the Fund. The securities held by the Fund may be traded in markets that close at a different time than the Exchange and may trade outside of a collateralized settlement system. Liquidity in those securities may be reduced after the applicable closing times. Accordingly, during the time when the Exchange is open but after the applicable market closing, fixing or settlement times, bid-ask spreads for the Fund's shares on the Exchange and the corresponding premium or discount between the market price for Fund shares and their NAV may widen. Additionally, during times when the Exchange is open but after the applicable market is closed, there may be changes between the last quote from the closed foreign market and the value of such security during the Fund's trading day on the Exchange and this may lead to differences between the market price of the Fund's shares and the underlying value of those shares. Actively managed ETFs that use derivatives or other instruments as part of their investment strategy, such as the Fund, may experience wider premiums or discounts between the market price for their shares and

their NAVs than other types of ETFs, including index-tracking ETFs, that invest directly in securities or other more liquid instruments. As such, an investment in the Fund may be more volatile than a typical ETF.
Cost of Buying or Selling Shares. When you buy or sell shares of the Fund through a broker, you will likely incur a brokerage commission or other charges imposed by brokers. In addition, the market price of shares of the Fund, like the price of any exchange-traded security, includes a bid-ask spread charged by the market makers or other participants that trade the particular security. The spread of the Fund's shares varies over time based on the Fund's trading volume, the spread of the Fund's underlying securities, and market liquidity and may increase if the Fund's trading volume or market liquidity decreases, or if the spread on the Fund's underlying securities increases. In times of severe market disruption, including when trading of the Fund's holdings may be halted, the bid-ask spread may increase significantly. This means that the shares may trade at a discount to the Fund's NAV, and the discount is likely to be greatest during significant market volatility.
No Guarantee of Active Trading Market Risk. While shares of the Fund are listed on the Exchange, there can be no assurance that active trading markets for the shares will develop or be maintained by market makers or by Authorized Participants. The distributor of the Fund's shares does not maintain a secondary market in the shares.
Futures and Forward Contracts Risk. The primary risks associated with the use of futures or forward contracts are (a) the imperfect correlation between the change in market value of the instruments held by the Fund and the price of the futures or forward contract; (b) possible lack of a liquid secondary market for a futures or forward contract and the resulting inability to close a futures or forward contract when desired; (c) losses caused by unanticipated market movements, which are potentially unlimited; (d) the failure to predict correctly the direction of securities or commodities prices, interest rates, currency exchange rates and other economic factors; and (e) the possibility that the counterparty to the futures or forward contract will default in the performance of its obligations. Additionally, not all forward contracts require a counterparty to post collateral, which may expose the Fund to greater losses in the event of a default by a counterparty.
Investment Program Risk. In pursuing its investment program, the Fund seeks to reduce volatility over a full market cycle, including by limiting Fund losses relative to the broader market. The subadviser may not be successful in limiting volatility and there is a risk that the Fund will experience losses consistent with, or greater than, the equity market during a market downturn. In addition, the Fund’s strategy of using options to capture market upside will limit the returns of the Fund during periods in which the market is rising, particularly during periods of rapid appreciation, and the Fund may not experience investment gains comparable to the broader market. The Fund may not be able to enter into, or close out, options transactions at times or in quantities the subadviser believes necessary to accomplish the Fund’s investment strategy. Because the Fund’s strategy to limit volatility involves buying and selling options on one or more broad market indexes or financial instruments that seek to replicate or approximate the return of such an index, the Fund will incur additional costs in the form of options premiums that an investor would not incur investing directly in the securities of an index or in a fund that tracks the index directly, which costs will reduce the Fund’s returns. In addition, the Fund will forgo the opportunity to benefit fully from potential increases in value if the value of the instrument underlying an option rises above its strike price. Moreover, if the strike price of a purchased option is higher than the value of the underlying instrument at expiration, the option will expire worthless and the Fund will lose the premium paid for the option without a corresponding benefit.
Large Shareholder and Large Scale Redemption Risk. Certain individuals, accounts, funds (including funds affiliated with the Manager) or institutions, including the Manager and its affiliates, may from time to time own or control a substantial amount of the Fund’s shares. There is no requirement that these entities maintain their investment in the Fund. There is a risk that such large shareholders or that the Fund’s shareholders generally may redeem all or a substantial portion of their investments in the Fund in a short period of time, which could have a significant negative impact on the Fund’s NAV, liquidity, and brokerage costs. Large redemptions could also result in tax consequences to shareholders and impact the Fund’s ability to implement its investment strategy. The Fund’s ability to pursue its investment objective after one or more large scale redemptions may be impaired and, as a result, the Fund may invest a larger portion of its assets in cash or cash equivalents.
Management Risk. Actively managed funds are subject to management risk. The subadviser will apply investment techniques and risk analyses in making investment decisions for the Fund, but the subadviser judgments about the attractiveness, value or market trends affecting a particular security, industry or sector or about market movements may be incorrect. Additionally, the investments selected for the Fund may underperform the markets in general, the Fund's benchmark and other funds with similar investment objectives.
Market Disruption and Geopolitical Risks. Market disruption can be caused by economic, financial or political events and factors, including but not limited to, international wars or conflicts (including Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine), geopolitical developments (including trading and tariff arrangements, sanctions and cybersecurity attacks), instability in regions such as Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, terrorism, natural disasters and public health epidemics (including the outbreak of COVID-19 globally).
The extent and duration of such events and resulting market disruptions cannot be predicted, but could be substantial and could magnify the impact of other risks to the Fund. These and other similar events could adversely affect the U.S. and foreign financial markets and lead to increased market volatility, reduced liquidity in the securities markets, significant negative impacts on issuers and the markets for certain securities and commodities and/or government intervention. They

may also cause short- or long-term economic uncertainties in the United States and worldwide. As a result, whether or not the Fund invests in securities of issuers located in or with significant exposure to the countries directly affected, the value and liquidity of the Fund’s investments may be negatively impacted. Further, due to closures of certain markets and restrictions on trading certain securities, the value of certain securities held by the Fund could be significantly impacted, which could lead to such securities being valued at zero.
COVID-19 and the related governmental and public responses have had and may continue to have an impact on the Fund’s investments and net asset value and have led and may continue to lead to increased market volatility and the potential for illiquidity in certain classes of securities and sectors of the market. They have also had and may continue to result in periods of business disruption, business closures, inability to obtain raw materials, supplies and component parts, and reduced or disrupted operations for the issuers in which the Fund invests. The occurrence, reoccurrence and pendency of public health epidemics could adversely affect the economies and financial markets either in specific countries or worldwide.
Market Risk. Securities markets may be volatile and the market prices of the Fund’s securities may decline. Securities fluctuate in price based on changes in an issuer’s financial condition and overall market and economic conditions. If the market prices of the securities owned by the Fund fall, the value of your investment in the Fund will decline.
Model Design Risk. The subadviser uses certain quantitative models to help guide its investment decisions. The design of the underlying models may be flawed or incomplete. The investment models the subadviser uses are based on historical and theoretical underpinnings that it believes are sound. There can be no guarantee, however, that these underpinnings will correlate with security price behavior in the manner assumed by the subadviser’s models. Additionally, the quantitative techniques that underlie the subadviser’s portfolio construction processes may fail to fully anticipate important risks.
Model Implementation Risk. While the subadviser strives to mitigate the likelihood of material implementation errors, it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of error in the implementation of the computer models that guide the subadviser's quantitative investment processes. Additionally, it may be difficult to implement model recommendations in volatile and rapidly changing market conditions.
New/Small Fund Risk. The Fund recently commenced operations and has a limited operating history. As a new and relatively small fund, the Fund's performance may not represent how the Fund is expected to or may perform in the long term if and when it becomes larger and has fully implemented its investment strategies. Investment positions may have a disproportionate impact (negative or positive) on performance in new and smaller funds. New and smaller funds may also require a period of time before they are invested in securities that meet their investment objectives and policies and achieve a representative portfolio composition. Since the Fund is new, an active secondary market for the shares of the Fund may not develop or may not continue once developed. Shareholders holding large blocks of shares of the Fund, including the Manager and its affiliates, may hold their shares for long periods of time, which may lead to reduced trading volumes, wider trading spreads and impede the development or maintenance of an active secondary trading market for Fund shares. These large shareholders may also loan or sell all or a portion of their Fund shares, which may result in increasing concentration of Fund shares in a small number of holders, and the potential for large redemptions, decreases in Fund assets and increased expenses for remaining shareholders.
Non-Diversified Investment Company Risk. The Fund is non-diversified for purposes of the 1940 Act. This means that the Fund may invest a greater percentage of its assets in the securities of a single company or other issuer than a diversified fund. Investing in a non-diversified fund involves greater risk than investing in a diversified fund because a loss resulting from the decline in value of any one security may represent a greater portion of the total assets of a non-diversified fund.
Performance. The Fund has not been in operation for a full calendar year, and hence has no past performance data to present. Once the Fund has a performance record of at least one calendar year, the Fund’s performance will be included in its Prospectus. Updated Fund performance information, including current net asset value, is available online at www.pgim.com/investments.
MANAGEMENT OF THE FUND
The following individuals are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund.
Investment Manager
Subadviser
Portfolio Managers
Title
Service Date
PGIM Investments LLC
PGIM Quantitative Solutions LLC
Devang Gambhirwala
Principal and Portfolio
Manager
December 2022
 
 
Marcus M. Perl
Principal and Portfolio
Manager
December 2022
 
 
Edward J. Tostanoski III
Principal and Portfolio
Manager
December 2022
BUYING AND SELLING FUND SHARES
Individual shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in secondary market transactions through brokers or other financial intermediaries at market prices and are not individually redeemable by the ETF. Shares of the Fund are listed for trading on the Exchange, and because the shares of the Fund trade at market prices rather than NAV, shares of the Fund may trade at a price greater than NAV (a premium) or less than NAV (a discount). You may incur costs attributable to

the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase shares of the Fund (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for shares of the Fund (ask) when buying or selling shares in the secondary market (the bid-ask spread).
TAX INFORMATION
Dividends, Capital Gains and Taxes. The Fund's dividends and distributions are taxable and will be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.
PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIaries
If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), PGIM or other related companies may pay the intermediary for marketing activities and presentations, educational training programs, conferences, the development of technology platforms and reporting systems or other services related to the sale or promotion of the Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

Notes

 
 
By Mail:
PGIM Investments LLC, 655 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07102
By Telephone:
(888) 247-8090 or (973) 802-2093 (outside the US)
On the Internet:
www.pgim.com/investments
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