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

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

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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.

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