Asia-Pac ex Japan sees record $6.41bn flow into ETFs in Jan and Feb, reports ETFGI

Mar 29th, 2016 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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The Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan, saw record flows into its exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products in the first two months of the year, according to data from consultancy ETFGI. Last month saw net inflows reach $2.42bn bringing the total figure for January and February to a record $6.41bn.

Asia Pacific ex Japan ETFs gather $2.4bn in net new assets in February

As of 1 March 2016, the Asia Pacific ex Japan ETF industry has total assets under management of $108bn.

Notable highlights were equity ETFs/ETPs, which gathered $1.28bn -the largest net inflows during February, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs at $507m, and commodity ETFs/ETPs not far behind with $474m.

CSOP/China Southern was the most successful gatherer of new assets during the month with net ETF/ETP inflows of $852m, followed by Yuanta with $314m and HSBC/Hang Seng with $253m.

Since the start of the year, Samsung AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $1.08bn, followed by E Fund Management with $775m and Yuanta with $744m.

Turning to index providers, CSI has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 24.0% market share; Hang Seng is second with 18.8% market share, followed by Korea Exchange with 12.0% market share.

As of 1 March 2016, the Asia Pacific ex Japan ETF industry has total assets under management of $108bn spread across 817 ETFs/ETPs, with 960 listings, from 115 providers listed on 18 exchanges in 14 countries.

The Japanese ETF/ETP market also saw record inflows over the same time period.

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