ETF Industry KPI – 4/12/2021

Week of April 5, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 0 new ETF launches and 6 closures, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 1.36 and total US ETFs to 2,474. It has been another positive week for US ETF total assets up approximately 1.74%. Total ETFs are up +157 YTD, with 96 of those being Equity ETFs. There has not been a striking surge in a specific category in the past few weeks, but a continued growth in assets, expected revenue, total ETFs, and other categories. However, one notable update has been the number of brands up to 186, a +16 YTD and +7 in 1-month. More issuers are coming into the ETF universe and edging closer to the 200-brand milestone. Both indexes experienced minimal change this week, Toroso ETF Industry Index was up 2.21% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at 1.99%.

ETF Launches


ETF Closures

VictoryShares Emerging Market Vol Wtd ETF (ticker: CEZ)
UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP Infras ETN (ticker: MLPI)
UBS ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN (ticker: MLPG)
UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP ETN (ticker: AMU)
BMO Elkhorn DWA MLP Select™ ETN (ticker: BMLP)
Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR™ (ticker: VQT)

TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of April 9, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through April 9, 2021)

Source: Morningstar Direct

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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