ETF Stats for April 2016: Smart Beta ETFs Surpass 600

Twenty-six new ETFs came to market in April, producing the briskest pace of the past six months.  Only five delistings occurred during the month, and the net increase of 21 results in a tie for the largest increase of the past nine months.  April ended with 1,884 listed products, consisting of 1,681... 

ETF Stats for March 2016: 17 Births, 17 Deaths

The 17 fund closures cancelled out the 17 product launches of March, leaving the quantity of current listings unchanged at 1,863.  The product mix consists of 1,659 exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and 204 exchange-trade notes (“ETNs”).  The number of actively managed ETFs decreased by one to... 

ETF Stats for February 2016: Count Up, Assets Down

Thirteen new products came to market in February: seven exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and six exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”).  Closures were on the light side, with just three products being liquidated during the month.  The net increase of 10 listings pushes the overall count to 1,863, consisting... 

ETF Stats for January 2016: Currency Hedging 2.0

January witnessed 13 ETF launches along with the closure of four ETFs and one ETN, putting the new count at 1,853 (1,653 ETFs and 200 ETNs).  The net increase of eight might seem like a slow pace of product introductions, but it is much better than a year ago when the 23 closures swamped the 13 launches. ... 

ETF Stats for December 2015: Actively Managed ETF Assets Overtake ETNs

Assets in actively managed ETFs climbed 3.3% to $22.9 billion in December, while assets in ETNs dropped 4.5% to $21.5 billion.  This is a significant milestone for actively managed ETFs, marking the first time that their asset levels have surpassed those of ETNs.  Overall U.S. industry assets shrunk... 

Complete List of 284 New ETFs and ETNs for 2015

Exchange-traded product (“ETP”) launches totaled 284 in 2015, consisting of 272 new exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and 12 exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”).  Only 2011 and 2007 had more ETP launches than 2015 (308 and 291, respectively).  When combined with the 101 closures for the year, the... 

Complete List of 101 ETP Closures In 2015

A total of 101 U.S.-listed exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) and exchange traded notes (“ETNs”) had their listings removed in 2015, one shy of the record 102 closures in 2012.  Of the 2,405 U.S. exchange traded products (“ETPs”) launched since 1993, when the industry began, only 1,845 remain,... 

ETF Stats for November 2015: Fund-of-Funds Count At 76

Twenty-one launches and two closures brought the quantity of U.S.-listed exchange traded products to 1,824 (1,623 ETFs and 201 ETNs) at the end of November.  Overall assets climbed 1.0% for the month to $2.14 trillion with actively managed funds garnering a 1.7% increase.  Trading activity plunged... 

The ETF Stats for October 2015 – UBS Trashes Its ETN Lineup

Twenty-six new ETFs and ETNs came to market in October, and eight closed.  The quantity of products surpassed 1,800 for the first time, and the month-end count stood at 1,805 (1,604 ETFs and 201 ETNs).  Assets surged 7.4% on excellent market gains, although inflows played a role, too.  However, the... 

ETF Stats for September 2015 – Assets Back Below $2 Trillion

Thirty new ETFs and ETNs came to market in September, putting this year’s launch total at 214.  Closures numbered 11 and now stand at 89 for the year.  Assets fell by 2.2% during the month, which puts them back below $2 trillion and down 1.3% for the year.  As the month came to a close, there were... 

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