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Cerulli chronicles Japan’s ETF industry

Jul 24th, 2019 | By
Cerulli chronicles Japan's ETF industry

Exchange-traded funds in Japan more than tripled their assets in five years between 2014 and 2018 to ¥33.6 trillion (US$304.4 billion). Although institutional investors account for the bulk of assets, retail participation is set to grow with industry efforts to increase the availability of low-cost products, and foreign managers stand to benefit.

Simplex launches Japan REIT ETF on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

Japan-based investment firm Simplex Asset Management has launched a new ETF on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), providing exposure to locally listed real estate companies. The Simplex TSE REIT ETF (2555 JP) tracks the Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index which is a free-float adjusted market capitalization-weighted index based on all real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on the TSE.

Nomura launches US corporate bond ETF in Japan

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
Nomura launches US corporate bond ETF in Japan

Japanese investment firm Nomura Asset Management has launched a new ETF on Tokyo Stock Exchange. The NEXT FUNDS Bloomberg Barclays US Intermediate Corporate Index (JPY Hedged) ETF (2554 JP) provides exposure to the investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market while hedging currency exposure relative to the Japanese yen.

Mitsubishi launches China A share ETF in Japan

Jun 26th, 2019 | By
Daiwa launches two Chinese innovation ETFs including Japan’s first STAR Market fund

Japanese asset manager Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai AM has launched the MAXIS HuaAn China Equity (SSE 180 index) ETF (2530 JP) on Tokyo Stock Exchange. The fund provides exposure to large- and mid-cap China A share companies – renminbi-denominated stocks traded in Mainland China – by tracking the SSE 180 Index.

Japan-China ETF Connectivity scheme announced

Apr 25th, 2019 | By
Akira Kiyota, Japan Exchange Group CEO

Japan Exchange Group, the owner of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and Shanghai Stock Exchange have announced they are collaborating on the “Japan-China ETF Connectivity”, a scheme for linking the ETF markets of both exchanges. Akira Kiyota, Japan Exchange Group CEO, said, “We will continue to collaborate with Shanghai Stock Exchange on this scheme and other ways to increase cross-border investment flows between China and Japan as we contribute to the continued development of the capital markets of both our countries.”

Nomura launches shareholder yield ETF in Japan

Apr 25th, 2019 | By
Nomura launches high dividend ETF in Japan

Nomura Asset Management has launched the Next Nomura Shareholder Yield 70 ETF (2529 JP) on Tokyo Stock Exchange. The fund offers passive exposure to Japanese equities that are providing a high level of return through dividends and share buybacks.

WisdomTree revamps Europe and Japan dynamic currency-hedged ETFs

Apr 3rd, 2019 | By
Jeremy Schwartz WisdomTree

WisdomTree has made changes to two dynamic currency-hedged ETFs that provide exposure to the equity markets of Europe and Japan. Effective immediately, the WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Europe Equity Fund (DDEZ US) and WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity Fund (DDJP US) will switch from passive to active funds and will adopt a multifactor security selection approach. “WisdomTree’s Modern Alpha approach to multifactor investing is designed to provide higher alpha potential with lower volatility and all the benefits of the ETF structure,” said Jeremy Schwartz, Global Head of Research at WisdomTree.

BlackRock rolls out Japan smart beta and factor ETFs

Mar 14th, 2019 | By
BlackRock adds four bond ETFs in Japan

BlackRock has launched two new ETFs – the iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF (EWJE US) and iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF (EWJV US) – on Nasdaq Exchange, providing smart beta and value-focused exposure to Japan’s equity market.

Franklin Templeton launches passive ETF suite in Canada

Feb 21st, 2019 | By
Franklin Templeton taps expertise of affiliates for upcoming ETF listings on TSX

Franklin Templeton Investments Canada has introduced a suite of plain-vanilla passive ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange, providing single-country and regional exposures at low management fees. The ETFs are linked to indices from FTSE Russell that target equities in Canada, United States, Japan, and Europe (excluding the UK). “With market-moving events like trade tensions and Brexit, investors and their advisors, as well as institutional investors, are looking to precisely act upon specific country and regional market views,” said Duane Green, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada.

Daiwa launches core Japan REIT ETF

Feb 13th, 2019 | By
One AM launches Japanese REIT ETF on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Daiwa Asset Management has launched the Daiwa Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Core Index ETF (2528 JP) on Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The fund is linked to the Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Core Index, providing exposure to real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on TSE.