ETF Industry KPI – 4/19/2021

Week of April 12, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 12 new ETF launches and 2 closures, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 1.43 and total US ETFs to 2,484. It has been another positive week for US ETFs, with total assets up 1.66%. Since Mid-February, total US ETF Assets have increased approximately 400 billion dollars, which is on pace with the previous two-month period increase from mid-December to mid-February (approximately 410 billion). Revenue from Active ETFs continues to hover between 9.5-11%, however, revenue from Non-traditional Beta ETFs continues to drop from 39.96% in February to now 36.57%. Both indexes experienced minimal change this week, Toroso ETF Industry Index was up 0.62% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at 0.73%.

ETF Launches

Pacer Swan SOS Conservative (April) ETF (ticker: PSCW)
Pacer Swan SOS Flex (April) ETF (ticker: PSFM)
Pacer Swan SOS Moderate (April) ETF (ticker: PSMR)
Trajan Wealth Income Opportunities ETF (ticker: TWIO)
BlackRock US Carbon Transition Readiness ETF (ticker: LCTU)
BlackRock World ex US Carbon Transition Readiness ETF (ticker: LCTD)
SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF (ticker: EMHC)
Vanguard Ultra-Short Bond ETF (ticker: VUSB)
Global X Clean Water ETF (ticker: AQWA)
PGIM Active Aggregate Bond ETF (ticker: PAB)
VanEck Vectors Digital Transformation ETF (ticker: DAPP)
Uncommon Portfolio Design Core Equity ETF (ticker: UGCE)

ETF Closures

Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF (ticker: SOVB)
JPMorgan Corporate Bond Research Enh ETF (ticker: JIGB)

TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of April 16, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through April 16, 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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