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NYSE Arca Q4 2021 Quarterly ETF Report

NYSE Arca ETF Report

2021 U.S. Market Statistics

As of December 31, 2021

Market Share of Exchange Volume for all U.S. ETFs

NYSE Arca has the most market share by trading volume

Source: NYSE Internal Database and Consolidated Tape Statistics, December 31, 2021

Assets Under Management of U.S. ETFs

More than 75% of all U.S. ETF AUM is listed on NYSE Arca

Source: NYSE Internal Database and Consolidated Tape Statistics, December 31, 2021

Average Narrowest Quoted Spread for all U.S. ETFs

NYSE Arca has the narrowest quoted bid/ask spreads

Source: NYSE Internal Database and Consolidated Tape Statistics, December 31, 2021


ETFs listed in the U.S.


Assets in U.S. markets


Average daily value of U.S. ETF transactions


Average daily volume of shares traded

NYSE Updates

A Year of Firsts

2021 was marked by many milestones, and as a team we accomplished:

  • First-ever Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion.
  • First Bitcoin Futures ETF launched.
  • 55 brand-new ETF issuers joined the NYSE Arca ETF issuer community.
  • Over 1,800 ETFs listed on NYSE Arca.

New Leadership

Lynn Martin has been appointed the 68th President of the New York Stock Exchange. Lynn is no stranger to ETFs and was previously head of ICE Fixed Income and Data Services, where many of our issuers worked with her team.

Podcasts in Focus

Season 1 of First Look ETFs: Examining New ETFs was launched this year, in which NYSE Arca-listed issuers sat down with ETFguide TV to discuss the newest and latest in ETFs.

We kicked off a new podcast series, Inside ETFs Podcast, in conjunction with Informa and hosted by Douglas Yones. Listen to the inaugural episodes.

A New Look for the Home of ETFs

We’re excited to share our newly redesigned Our new website will serve a hub for NYSE ETF Issuer perspectives and insights, serving investors seeking ETF-oriented educational content. The page combines educational content that the NYSE produces through our various media channels, NYSE-sponsored content from providers such as ETF Trends, ETFdb, Asset TV, ETF Guide and ETF Think Tank, and all the educational content produced by the NYSE issuer community.

The Year of the Active ETF

New active ETFs have by far outpaced overall new launches in 2021, making up over 70% of all new funds this year. Although still a sliver of the overall industry, active ETF launches and assets are rapidly gaining steam, gathering $90.1 billion in AUM inflows. There are 55 issuers now offering active ETFs with 66 new entrants in 2021. Active, semi-transparent ETFs have climbed to $5.26 billion in AUM in 2021, with over 75% of AUM listed at NYSE Arca across all approved structures.

Stay up to date on active ETF market developments throughout the year by subscribing to our NYSE Active ETF Update.

NYSE ETF Education Series

Q4 was a busy one for our NYSE Educational Series, with several webinars, including:

  • Rising Rates & Inflation: The New Market Paradigm
  • China: Portfolio Risks & Rewards
  • Avoiding Greenwashing When Building Sustainable Portfolios

View the replay of our latest webinars.

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