ETF Industry KPI – 2/27/2023

This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and 8 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 2.47 and total US ETFs to 3,120.

Week of February 20, 2023 KPI Summary

Ryan Fitzgerald

  • This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and 8 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 2.47 and total US ETFs to 3,120.
  • After a fantastic month for the ETF industry in January, February experienced a downturn in assets. As a result, today’s blog will touch on February’s KPI review (comparing 1/30/23 to 2/27/23).
    • Total assets decreased -2.6%, there was an increase of 18 ETFs to total US ETF count (3,120), and 0 additional issuers by brand.
    • Despite a decent drop in assets, the ETF expense ratio annual revenue only dropped from $11.64 Bn to $11.50 Bn.
    • Revenue from Active Management took a jump from 12.2% to 12.9% in the 4 weeks.
    • The open-to-close ratio dropped from 2.77 to 2.47. It hasn’t been this low since August 2021.
  • Even though February was mediocre for assets, the industry is still looking good in 2023 with January’s surge. We’ll see how the industry can bounce back in March, which it typically does. For example, 2022 only had back-to-back negative performing months once (August and September).
  • The tracked indexes had similar experiences in February. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -1.02% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at -0.32%.

ETF Launches

iShares J.P. Morgan Broad USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (ticker: BEMB)
MicroSectors™ Gold -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN (ticker: DULL)
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Moderate Buffer ETF – February (ticker: GFEB)
Horizon Kinetics Energy Remediation ETF (ticker: NVIR)
Global X Nasdaq 100 ESG Covered Call ETF (ticker: QYLE)
MicroSectors™ Gold 3X Leveraged ETN (ticker: SHNY)
Global X S&P ESG Covered Call ETF (ticker: XYLE)

ETF Closures

APEX HealthCare ETF (ticker: APXH)
ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels Exchange Series Total Return ETN (ticker: FUE)
iPath® Gold ETN (ticker: GBUG)
iPath® S&P MLP ETN (ticker: IMLP)
iPath® Silver ETN (ticker: SBUG)
ELEMENTS MLCX Grains Total Return ETN (ticker: GRU)
7.125% Fixed-Rate Reset Subordinated Debentures due 2052 (ticker: RZC)
UBC Algorithmic Fundamentals ETF (ticker: UBCB)

Fund/Ticker Changes


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

(as of February 24, 2023)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through February 24, 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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