ETF Industry KPI – 5/10/2021

Week of May 3, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and zero closures, shifting the 2021 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 1.72 and total US ETFs to 2,496. In a 3-month view, total ETF assets have increased 9.33% from approximately 5.75 Tn to 6.34 Tn dollars. The Equity sector is outperforming that average (9.33%) at 10.11%, while fixed income is underperforming at 3.72% growth and losing 1.08% market share in the US ETF industry (from 18.46% to 17.38% over 3-months). Following the 3-month outlook since early February, revenue from non-traditional beta has decreased 7.10% while revenue from active ETFs has increased 3.93%. Lastly, while the NYSE ACRA has maintained approximately 64% market share of listings, the Nasdaq has relinquished around 1% to CBOE, widening the gap between them. Both indexes experienced significant change over the last 3 months, the Toroso ETF Industry Index is up 16.81% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at 22.88%.

ETF Launches

ClearShares Piton Intermediate Fixed Income ETF (ticker: BTC)
TrueShares Structured Outcome (May) ETF (ticker: MAYZ)
Alger 35 ETF (ticker: ATFV)
Freedom Day Dividend ETF (ticker: MBOX)
Wisdom Tree Alternative Income Fund ETF (ticker: HYIN)
Principal US Large-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF (ticker: PLRG)
Principal US Small-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF (ticker: PLTL)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of May 7, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through May 7, 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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