25 Years of ETFs

As of December 31, 2017. Source: Morningstar Direct.
ETF Ownership and launches information sourced to Toroso Investments Research tools, as of January 18, 2018.

INDEX PERFORMANCE DATA 

1/19/2018        1 Wk1 Mo3 Mo6 Mo1 YrQTDYTDSince
Inception 
Toroso ETF Industry Index0.69%7.71%15.81%23.22%7.44%7.44%35.33%
S&P Financial Select Sector Index1.05%5.70%12.78%20.14%30.58%5.82%5.82%26.11%

Returns as of January 19, 2018.
Inception Date: April 4, 2017. Index performance is for informational purposes only and does not represent the ETF. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

25 YEARS AGO, AN INNVESTING REVOLUTION WAS BORN

Last week the ETF industry turned 25 years young on the birthday of SPY from State Street.

In this week’s TETFindex update, we celebrate a quarter century of ETF growth with a look at the current state of the industry.

First, assets and amount of funds categorized by ETF type as defined by Toroso’s ETF master database:

TOTAL # OF ETFs BY ASSET CLASS

Source: Toroso AM

TOTAL ETF ASSETS BY ASSET CLASS

Source: Toroso AM

As you can see the ETF industry assets and most funds are focused on equities. One surprise is that although leveraged/inverse funds represent 11 % of all listed ETFs they have captured about 1% of the assets.

ETF GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS:

# OF ETFS BY ACTIVE AND TYPES OF PASSIVE 

Source: Toroso AM

TOTAL ETF ASSETS BY ACTIVE AND TYPES OF PASSIVE

Source: Toroso AM
Traditional beta has captured the majority of the assets while Smart beta has dominated the listings.

EXCHANGE LISTINGS

# OF ETF LISTINGS PER EXCHANGE

Source: Toroso AM

TOTAL ETF ASSETS PER EXCHANGE

Source: Toroso AM

NYSE has over 70% of the listed ETFs followed by Nasdaq at 17% and BATS at 12%.

ETF LAUNCHES

InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF- HONR
KraneShares Eltc Vhl and Ft Mbly Idx ETF – KARS
iPath® B Bloomberg Tin Ttl Ret ETN- JJTB
iPath® B Bloomberg Sugar Ttl Ret ETN- SGGB
iPath® B Bloomberg Softs Ttl Ret ETN – JJSB
iPath® B Bloomberg Prec Mtls Ttl Ret ETN – JJPB
iPath® B Bloomberg Platinum Ttl Ret ETN – PGMB
iPath® B Bloomberg Nickel Ttl Ret ETN – BJJN
iPath® B Bloomberg Lvstck Ttl Ret ETN – COWB
iPath® B Bloomberg Indl Mtls Ttl Ret ETN – JJMB
iPath® B Bloomberg Grains Ttl Ret ETN – JJGB
iPath® B Bloomberg Engy Ttl Ret ETN – JJEB
iPath® B Bloomberg Cotton Ttl Ret ETN – BALB
iPath® B Bloomberg Copper Ttl Ret ETN – JJCB
iPath® B Bloomberg Coffee Ttl Ret ETN – BJO
iPath® B Bloomberg Aluminum Ttl Ret ETN – JJUB
iPath® B Bloomberg Agltr Ttl Ret ETN – JJAB
iPath® B S&P 500® VIX S/T Futs™ ETN – VXXB
iPath® B S&P 500® VIX Md-Trm Futs™ ETN – VXZB
Strategy Shares Nasdaq 7 Handl™ ETF – HNDL
Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF – BLCN
Affinity World Leaders Equity ETF – WLDR
Fidelity® International High Div ETF – FIDI
Fidelity® International Value Factor ETF- FIVA
Amplify Transformational Data Shrg ETF – BLOK

ETF LAUNCH OF THE WEEK: BLOK

We know it’s a bit self-serving, but we had to choose BLOK since Toroso is the active subadvisor to the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF. To learn more about blockchain and the Blok ETF click here.

TETF INDEX PERFORMANCE Vs. LEADING FINANCIAL INDEXES 

As of January 19, 2018.

TETF INDEX UNDERLYING TOP/BOTTOM 10 HOLDINGS PERFORMANCE

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