ETF Industry KPI – 08/16/2021

Week of August 9, 2021 KPI Summary
  • This week, the industry experienced 2 new ETF launches and 3 closures, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 2.27 and total US ETFs to 2,612.
  • It was a positive week for assets with 0.66% increase, but for the first time in several months, there have been more ETF closures than launches.
  • $12.11 Bn is the new high in 2021 for ETF expense ratio revenue. Active’s revenue share continues to decline slightly with Non-Traditional ascending proportionally.
  • It is encouraging to see that ETF assets continue to move in the right direction with a YTD performance of 22.29%, a dramatic increase from this time last year YTD performance being 7.04% and $4.73 Th in total assets.
  • Both indexes experienced improvement over the last week, the Toroso ETF Industry Index is up 0.86% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at 1.91%.
ETF Launches

BNY Mellon Ultra Short Income ETF (ticker: BKUI)
Hartford Schroders ESG US Equity ETF (ticker: HEET)

ETF Closures

iPath® US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN (ticker: DFVS)
iPath® US Treasury 5 Year Bull ETN (ticker: DFVL)
Pacific Global Focused High Yield ETF (ticker: FJNK)

TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of August 13, 2021)


TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through August 13, 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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