‘ Japan ’

Record global ETP inflows for January 2018, reports Blackrock

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

Global ETPs raked in $100.6 billion in net inflows during January, eclipsing the previous monthly inflow record of $68.7bn set in September 2008, while EMEA-listed ETPs gathered $14.1bn in January, equalling the largest monthly inflow of all time in January 2015, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape report. Patrick Mattar, iShares EMEA capital markets team at BlackRock, looks at the key themes behind the month’s record flows.



Japanese ETF industry grows assets by 59% in 2017

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By
Japan ETF industry grows assets by 59% in 2017

The total market cap of Japanese listed ETFs and ETPs grew by $102.5 billion to a record high of $275.8bn in 2017, representing a 59% increase for the year, reports ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS adds new share classes to Bloomberg Barclays fixed income ETF suite on SIX

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Nikko remains positive on Japanese equities in 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Naoki Kamiyama, chief strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

Naoki Kamiyama, Chief Strategist at Nikko Asset Management, discusses some of the key forces shaping the outlook for the Japanese economy and stock market in 2018, including government policy, earnings growth, wage growth, and capital expenditure.



China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

China Post Global has cross-listed the Market Access iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index UCITS ETF (MAJQ LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The ETF is the first product China Post Global has listed on the LSE since it acquired the Market Access ETFs from RBS in 2016.



Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic and ERI Scientific Beta partner on five equity factor ETFs

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Morgan Stanley’s Fundlogic launches five equity smart beta ETFs

ERI Scientific Beta, an affiliate of the EDHEC-Risk Institute, and Fundlogic, the ETF platform of investment bank Morgan Stanley, have partnered to launch five smart beta ETFs on the London Stock Exchange. The ETFs provide factor-based equity exposure to the US, Japan, developed Asia-Pacific ex-Japan, developed Europe, and emerging markets.



Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

From the Asian equity desk at Nikko Asset Management.

A robust global economy and monetary policy tightening could benefit export-oriented economies in Asia. Coupled with a recovery of consumption within the region, we continue to believe that Asian equities provide better earnings growth prospects at a more attractive valuation relative to developed markets.



What’s the smart approach to Japanese equity exposure?

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Nizam Hamid , ETF strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

After US equities, Japanese equities are the second largest country weighting in the MSCI World Index, at close to 9% as of the end of October 2017. As such, Japan is an important allocation for many investors. However, the country has unique economic and equity market attributes, and therefore it’s paramount that investors find an appropriate investment solution.



Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Lyxor has cross-listed the Lyxor SG Japan Quality Income UCITS ETF (SGQJ SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund was launched in September this year and provides access to high-quality Japanese companies that pay high dividends.



FTSE Russell launches two new ESG index families

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches two new ESG index families

FTSE Russell, one of the biggest players in the ETF indexing space, has announced the expansion of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity index offering with the launch of the FTSE Global Climate Index Series and the FTSE ESG Index Series.