ETF Industry KPI – 1/9/2023

This week, the industry experienced 1 ETF launch and 3 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 2.94 and total US ETFs to 3,092.

Week of January 2, 2023 KPI Summary

Ryan Fitzgerald

  • This week, the industry experienced 1 ETF launch and 3 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 2.94 and total US ETFs to 3,092.
  • Last week, we reviewed the 4th Quarter’s performance. As promised, this week we thoroughly review 2022’s 1-year metrics among our major KPI categories.
    • Total assets decreased approximately -9.78%, compared to increases of 32.27%in 2021, 23.54% in 2020, and 30.67% in 2019.
    • Total ETF count increased by 291 to a total of 3,094.
    • There were 29 more issuers by brand, an increase of 11.8%.
    • From our 11 asset class categories, Managed Futures increased the most (364.4%) and Preferred Stock had the worst performance (-31.4%). The two largest asset classes of Equity (76.1% of assets) and Fixed Income (19.3%) shrank -12.6% and rose 2.8% respectively.
      • Although Equity’s dip dragged total assets down, the following categories increased their assets in 2022: Managed Futures (364.4%), Currency (59.3%), Options (38.4%), Fixed Income (2.8%), Commodities Derivative (2.6%), and Allocation (1.6%).
    • ETF expense ratio 12-month revenue decreased from $12.21 Billion to $10.99 Billion.
    • Exchanges: There was not a standout winner of the 3 major exchanges, but NYSE would receive our 3rd place medal. They were down -9.9% in assets (worst) and increased 8.8% in total funds (worst). Nasdaq was also down -9.4% in 2022 but took the big leap of 18.1% increase in total funds (+79). Lastly, CBOE was down -9.1% (best) and up 9.2% in total funds (+49). With that said, NYSE makes up 75.2% of total ETF assets and 64.5% of total funds.
    • ETF Revenue: While revenue from Active ETFs surged from 9.67% to 12.22%, Traditional and Non-Traditional had very differing performances. Traditional beta decreased from 47.56% of predicted 12-month revenue to 44.77% (-5.9%), while Non-Traditional beta grew slightly from 42.77% to 43.0% (0.5% increase).
    • Although Active funds expanded from 775 ETFs to 1026 ETFs (+251), it was still only 5.25% of total ETF assets.
  • The ETF industry had poor performance in 2022 along with overarching global markets, but there were still very positive signs of growth with new funds and issuers and an optimistic 4th quarter. Active ETFs continued to gain market share, though assets are still minimal. A full 2022 breakdown from the Tank will come in the following weeks, and it has been an honor covering another full year of ETF Industry KPIs!
  • Both indexes experienced similar reduction over 2022, the Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -15.73% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at -10.53%.

ETF Launches

Pacer US Large Cap Cash Cows Growth Leaders ETF (ticker: COWG)

ETF Closures

Metaurus US Equity Cumulative Dividends Fund-Series 2027 ETF (ticker: IDIV)
VictoryShares Emerging Market High Div Volatility Wtd ETF (ticker: CEY)
ETFMG 2X Daily Alternative Harvest ETF (ticker: MJXL)

Fund/Ticker Changes


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index

(as of January 6, 2023)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through January 6, 2023)

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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