ETF Industry KPI – 04/04/2022

Week of March 28, 2022 KPI Summary
  • This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and 0 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 4.76 and total US ETFs to 2,900.
  • The month of March was an overall “back to normal” month for the ETF Industry (data will compare 2/27/22 KPIs to 4/3/22).
    • Total assets increased 3.38%, there was an increase of 22 ETFs to total US ETF count (2,878), and -1 additional issuers by brand.
      • From our 11 asset class categories, Commodities Derivative increased the most (21.63%) with Managed Futures closely behind (13.97%). Preferred Stock had the worst performance (-2.01%) with Volatility close behind (-0.65%). The two largest asset classes of Equity (78.33% of assets) and Fixed Income (16.68%) rose 3.91% and dipped slightly -0.05% respectively.
      • ETF expense ratio 12-month revenue rose from $12.00 Billion to $12.46 Billion.
      • There was not a significant change in revenues from Active, Non-traditional Beta, and Traditional Beta as well as the ETF market share listings from the exchanges.
    • March is the first month of 2022 where the ETF industry growth is back to the average monthly asset performance we were used to seeing in 2021. Although the Open-to-Close ratio is still high, launches were less than previous months and closures were up.
    • The tracked indexes had different, yet positive, experiences in March. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was up 6.00% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at 3.42%.

ETF Launches

Avantis Responsible Emerging Markets Equity ETF (ticker: AVSE)
Optica Rare Earths & Critical Materials ETF (ticker: CRIT)
Columbia Seligman Semiconductor Technology ETF (ticker: SEMI)
OneAscent Core Plus Bond ETF (ticker: OACP)
R3 Global Dividend Growth ETF (ticker: GDVD)
Regents Park Hedged Market Strategy ETF (ticker: RPHS)
India Internet & Ecommerce ETF (ticker: INQQ)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of April 1, 2022)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through April 1, 2022)

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.


Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. This article is for informational and educational purposes only; is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice; and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service. Furthermore, the Indexes shown above are not investable. While Toroso has gathered the information presented from sources that it believes to be reliable, Toroso cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information presented and the information presented should not be relied upon as such. Any opinions expressed are Toroso’s opinions and do not reflect the opinions of any affiliates or related persons. All opinions are current only as of the date of initial publication and are subject to change without notice. All investment strategies and investments involve risk of loss, including the possible loss of all amounts invested.

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