ETF Industry KPI – 4/3/2023

This week, the industry experienced 9 ETF launches and 1 closure, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 2.34 and total US ETFs to 3,139.

Week of March 27, 2023 KPI Summary

Ryan Fitzgerald

  • This week, the industry experienced 9 ETF launches and 1 closure, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 2.34 and total US ETFs to 3,139.
  • After a mediocre February, let’s see how March panned out for the ETF industry (data comparing 3/5/23 to 4/2/23).
    • Total assets increased 0.74%, there was an increase of 21 ETFs to total US ETF count (3,139), and 0 additional issuers by brand.
    • From our 11 asset class categories, Volatility increased the most (11.8%) with Commodities Physical next (8.4%). Managed Futures had the worst performance (-11.6%) with Currency not far behind (-6.1%). The two largest asset classes of Equity (75.7% of assets) and Fixed Income (19.3%) differed at -0.5% and 3.8% respectively.
    • This is one of the few times where Equities were down, but the overall industry was up on the month.
    • The ETF expense ratio annual revenue inched up from $11.5 Bn to $11.7 Bn.
  • While January was a massive jump and February was a small step back in assets, March was somewhere in the middle to end the first quarter of 2023. Similar to the trend in 2023, we are flipping back and forth with positive and negative changes in total assets month to month (Jan +, Feb -, March +). The lack of additional issuers for two months has resulted in a small steady increase in fund creation and a hovering open–to-close ratio of 2.3 to 2.6.
  • The tracked indexes had surprising experiences in March compared to results displayed above. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -4.16% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at -9.55%.

ETF Launches

Simplify Commodities Strategy No K-1 ETF (ticker: HARD)
US Treasury 20 Year Bond ETF (ticker: UTWY)
US Treasury 3 Year Note ETF (ticker: UTRE)
US Treasury 30 Year Bond ETF (ticker: UTHY)
US Treasury 5 Year Note ETF (ticker: UFIV)
US Treasury 7 Year Note ETF (ticker: USVN)
iShares Breakthrough Environmental Solutions ETF (ticker: ETEC)
SGI Dynamic Tactical ETF (ticker: DYTA)
SGI U.S. Large Cap Core ETF (ticker: SGLC)

ETF Closures

PSYK ETF (ticker: PSYK)

Fund/Ticker Changes

None


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

(as of March 31, 2023)

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