ETF Industry KPI -3/15/2021

Week of March 8, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 4 new ETF launches and 1 closure, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 1.32. It was a strong week in ETF asset gains with 3.08% 1-week change, bringing total assets to just short of the next milestone, six trillion dollars. As we cross the 1-year mark since Covid-19 shut down the US and the world, here are a few noticeable 1-year ETF industry numbers that stand out. Total Assets are up 36%, with the largest growth being in Options (71.3%), and only decrease in Volatility sector (-150.4%). As for growth in indexes, Traditional and Non-traditional are up 33 and 39% respectively, while Active leads the three at 51% growth, though making up merely 3.5% of the asset pie. More surprisingly, the total number of ETFs in the Active segment has increased from 279 to 531 while Traditional and Nontraditional have both decreased in total number of funds over the past 12-months. Additionally, the number of ETF issuers has grown from 145 to 179 total brands. As for the Toroso ETF Industry Index and S&P Financial Select Sector Index, the indexes have surged 93.11% and 75.44% respectively over the past 12-months.

ETF Launches

Defiance Next Gen H2 ETF (ticker: HDRO)
JPMorgan Emerging Markets Equity Core ETF (ticker: JEMA)
Mairs & Power Minnesota Municipal Bond ETF (ticker: MINN)
Wilshire wShares Enhanced Gold Trust ETF (ticker: WGLD)

ETF Closures

Defiance Next Gen Video Gaming ETF (ticker: VIDG)

TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of March 12, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through March 12, 2021)

Why Follow the ETF Industry KPIs

The team at Toroso Investments began tracking the ETF Industry Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in the early 2000’s and have been consistently reporting on, and analyzing these metrics ever since. The table above was the impetus for the creation of the TETF.Index, the index that tracks the ETF industry. Each week, we will share the statistics we believe to be the most useful for identifying industry trends, in addition to the performance of the TEFT.Index.


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