ETF/ETP assets in Japan reach record highs despite outflows

May 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest news

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Japan have reached a new record high of $209 billion at the end of April 2017, despite monthly net outflows of $837 million, according to analysis by ETF industry consultant ETFGI.

ETF/ETP assets in Japan reach record highs despite outflows

Year to date net inflows for Japan-listed ETFs/ETPs stand at $26.1bn as of the end of April 2017.

Year to date (YTD) net inflows stand at $26.1bn, significantly above the $9.2bn recorded at this point last year.

Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $402m in April, bringing YTD net inflows to $26.6bn, which is greater than the net inflows of $8.5bn over the same period last year. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows of $8m in April, growing YTD net inflows to $17m, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of $21m. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of $28m in April while YTD net outflows are at $37m, compared to net inflows of $150m over the same period last year.

Kokusai gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with $17m, followed by MUFJ with $16m and Rakuten with $13m.

YTD, Nomura gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $10.2bn, followed by Nikko with $6.2bn and Daiwa with $5.7bn.

At the end of April 2017, the Japanese ETF/ETP industry had 185 ETFs/ETPs, with 230 listings from 20 providers listed on two exchanges.

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