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ETF Industry KPI – 2/22/2021

Week of February 15, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 4 new ETF launches and 0 closures, updating the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 1.02 and the total US ETFs to 2,346. Though overall US ETF assets decreased 0.44% this week, it has grown approximately 12% in the past 3 months. Over the last 3 months, US Total Assets by Geography, which make up 75.5% of Total ETF assets, are actually trailing the International, Emerging, and Global categories at about 10% growth. Meanwhile, the Security Master’s Global category has increased 30%, with Emerging and International at 19% and 12% respectively. Both indexes experienced minimal change this month, and the Toroso ETF Industry Index is trailing the S&P Financial Select Sector Index in YTD returns. TETFindex is up 8.28% while S&P leads at 10.00% YTD.

ETF Launches

Gabelli Growth Innovators ETF (ticker: GGRW)
American Century Quality Convertible Securities ETF (ticker: QCON)
American Century Quality Preferred ETF (ticker: QPFF)
First Trust TCW Emerging Markets Debt ETF (ticker: EFIX)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of February 19, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through February 19, 2021)

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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