ETF Industry KPI – 11/29/2021

Week of November 22, 2021 KPI Summary
  • This week, the industry experienced 1 new ETF launch and zero closures, shifting the 2021 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 4.14 and total US ETFs to 2,746.
  • The month of November was a down month for the ETF Industry thus far (data will compare 10/31/21 KPIs to 11/28/21)
    • Total assets decreased approximately -0.22%, there was an increase of 40 ETFs to total US ETF count (2,746), and 5 additional issuers by brand.
    • From our 11 asset class categories, Volatility increased the most (18.13%) and Currency had the worst performance (-5.51%). The two largest asset classes of Equity (77.98% of assets) and Fixed Income (17.38%) dipped -0.51% and rose slightly 0.87% respectively.
    • ETF expense ratio 12-month revenue dropped from $12.62 Billion to $12.43 Billion.
    • Lastly, while revenue from Active ETFs stayed stagnant, Non-traditional Beta revenue surged from 42.15% to 44.36% of total ETF revenue, nearly catching up to Traditional Beta revenue at 45.89%.
  • While ETFs continued to launch, the growth in assets over the last few months flattened during the month of November.
  • The tracked indexes had similar experiences in November. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -3.93% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at -4.49%.

ETF Launches

Direxion Nanotechnology ETF (ticker: TYNE)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of November 26, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through November 26, 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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