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Asia Pacific ETP market sees USD2bn inflows in September

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 06:04

The Asia Pacific exchange-traded product market recorded monthly cash inflows of USD2bn for the month of September, taking the YTD cash flows to +USD24.3bn or 26.6 per cent of last year’s end AUM, according to Deutsche Bank.

Prior to that, the Asia Pacific region recorded monthly flows of USD13.4bn, USD4.4bn, USD2.4bn and USD1.5bn for May, June, July and August respectively.

Within equity products, ETFs offering exposure to Japan and China received robust cash inflows of USD2.1bn and USD0.7bn respectively, while South Korea and Taiwan focused ETFs experienced outflows of USD0.4bn and USD0.3bn.

Asia Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD7.1bn for last week, 8.8 per cent up from the previous week’s total.

South Korea continues to be on top of the turnover ranking with USD2.6bn, followed by China (USD2.2bn), Hong Kong (USD1.3bn), Japan (USD0.6bn), and Singapore (USD0.1bn).

Among equity ETFs, emerging country, leveraged strategy, Asia Pac developed country and short strategy ETFs recorded total turnover of USD3.9bn, USD1.2bn, USD0.9bn and USD0.6bn respectively. Under the commodity asset class, turnover in gold ETPs totalled USD89m.

Last week, Asia Pacific ETP AUM ended at USD119.7bn after a USD3.3bn increase over the previous week. On a year to date basis, Asia Pacific ETP assets are up by USD28.2bn or 30.9 per cent above last year’s closing.

Last week, two ETP issuers made their debut and each launched one equity ETF in the Asia Pacific ETP market. Yinhua Fund Management listed one equity ETF on the Shanghai Stock Exchange tracking the SSE 50 Equal Weight Index. Lippo Investments Management listed one equity ETF on Hong Kong Exchange tracking the Lippo Select HK & Mainland Property Index.


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