ETF Industry KPI – 1/30/2023

This week we are 4 for 4, welcoming 4 ETF launches and seeing 4 ETF closures, bringing the open-to-close ratio to 2.77.

Week of January 23, 2023 KPI Summary

This week we are 4 for 4, welcoming 4 ETF launches and seeing 4 ETF closures, bringing the open-to-close ratio to 2.77.

  • The pace of ETF launches remains robust, with nearly 400 new funds entering the market in the past 12 months.
  • Asset growth, too, is showing resilience despite challenging markets. So far in 2023, total U.S.-listed ETF assets have risen some 6.6% (asset flows + performance) nearing the $7 trillion mark.

Two noteworthy events this week among the launches and closures:

  • Among the ETF launches, one brand new issuer entered the ETF market: Panagram Structured Asset Management, a firm specializing in credit asset management.
  • Their ETF offers access to BBB-B-rated collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), ticker “CLOZ”. This is the second CLO ETF to launch just this year, broadening access to a segment of the market that has been known to be the turf of institutions and professional investors.
  • Most ETF closures take place in the first 1 to 3 years of a fund – those are the hardest asset gathering years until a fund has enough live track record and asset base to find its way into various platforms and the advisory channel.
  • This week, however, we bid farewell to an ETF that was about to celebrate its sweet 16: FNI from First Trust.
  • FNI was an emerging market equity ETF focused on Asia-Pacific. This is an ETF segment that is really small, and currently includes only a couple of ETF from issuers including Matthews Asia, DawnGlobal and Guinness Atkinson.

ETF Launches

FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Moderate Buffer ETF (ticker: GJAN)
Panagram BBB-B Clo ETF (ticker: CLOZ)
Fidelity Tactical Bond ETF (ticker: FTBD)
Timothy Plan Market Neutral ETF (ticker: TPMN)

ETF Closures

First Trust Chindia ETF (ticker: FNI)
Amberwave Invest USA JSG ETF (ticker: IUSA)
QRAFT AI-Enhanced US High Dividend ETF (ticker: HDIV)

Fund/Ticker Changes


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index

(as of January 27, 2023)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through January 27, 2023)

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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