ETF Industry KPI – 03/04/2021

Week of April 26, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 3 ETF launches and 2 closures, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 1.49 and total US ETFs to 2,489. The month of April showed significant progress in the ETF industry. Total assets increased approximately 4.2%, an increase of 12 ETFs to total US ETF count, and 8 additional issuers by brand. From our 11 asset class categories, Commodities Derivative increased the most (10.12%) and Currency had the largest drop (-7.55%) with Volatility close behind (-6.27%). The two largest asset classes of Equity (77.39% of assets) and Fixed Income (17.52%) both grew 5.28% and 3.23% respectively. Lastly, the ETF Market share of listings stayed close to the same while the ETF ER 12-month revenue grew from approximately $10.21 to $10.69 Billion in the month of April. Both indexes experienced minimal change in April, Toroso ETF Industry Index was up 6.66% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at 6.57%.

ETF Launches

Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF (ticker: SCHY)
Applied Finance Valuation Large Cap US ETF (ticker: VSLU)
Formidable ETF (ticker: FORH)

ETF Closures

KraneShares E China Commercial Paper ETF (ticker: KCNY)
ClearShares Piton Intermediate Fixed Income ETF (ticker: PIFI)

TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of April 30, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through April 30, 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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