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The Biggest Winners & Losers During the ETF Boom:

An Exclusive Five Year Look Back at ETF Successes & Failures


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 am EDT

The $4 trillion ETF industry has swelled in size in recent years, with many deep-pocketed new entrants, a heated-up fee war impacting Index providers, as well as lots of successful products and many closures. Much of the attention has focused on most recent developments, but now, using First Bridge ETF Data and Analytics from CFRA, we've provided an exclusive look into the top trends and ETF successes and failures during 2014 up until August 2019. 

During this webinar session CFRA’s panel of ETF experts engaged in a deep dive discussion based on our five year look back of the ETF universe, using the survivorship-bias free ETF database from First Bridge.

They analyzed and discussed --

  • Top five trends that have emerged from our longitudinal study of the ETF universe from the 2014 through August 2019.
  • How ETFs performed in terms of asset growth, including which ones closed, which changed their investment objective, and which grew assets. 
  • What these trends and findings mean for asset managers, especially those that are publicly- traded, and what investors can expect in the coming year.


  • Todd Rosenbluth, Head of ETF & Mutual Fund Research, CFRA
  • Aniket Ullal, VP, ETF Data and Analytics, CFRA
  • Cathy Seifert, Equity Analyst, CFRA

Download the white paper: Analyzing ETF Success and Failure: A Five Year Look Back