ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have reached a new record high of $155 billion as of the end of August 2017, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI.

ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have increased 19.9% in the first eight months of the year.

ETFs/ETPs in the region gathered $2.7bn in net inflows in August marking the fourth consecutive months of net inflows. Year-to-date (YTD) net inflows stand at $658 million which is considerably less than the $7.6bn in net inflows gathered at this point last year.

Despite subdued net inflows thus far this year, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs in the region have increased 19.9% in the first eight months of the year, driven by strong market performance.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered $1.8bn in net inflows in August, bringing YTD net outflows to $2.6bn, compared to net outflows of $466m over the same period last year.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered $117m in net inflows in August, growing YTD net inflows to $708m, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of $2.7bn.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of $106m in August. YTD, net outflows are at $338m, compared to net inflows of $952m over the same period last year.

Samsung AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with $1.0bn, followed by iShares with $381m and Vanguard with $335m.

YTD, CCB gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $1.5bn, followed by Vanguard with $1.4bn, Yuanta with $941m and Samsung AM with $932m.

As of the end of August, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,134 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,284 listings from 121 providers on 17 exchanges in 14 countries.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment



More in ETF and Index News
Solactive launches Tradable European Factor Index Series
Solactive launches Tradable European Factor Index Series

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched a family of five European single factor equity indices, which will tracks firms with strong value, quality,...

Vanguard files for active smart beta ETFs
Vanguard files for actively managed smart beta ETFs

Asset management titan Vanguard has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch six new actively managed smart beta ETFs providing...

Close