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Asia Pacific ETP AUM up USD3bn amid bullish equity markets

Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded products increased by USD3bn last week and ended at USD124.4bn, according to figures released by Deutsche Bank.

On a year-to-date basis, Asia Pacific ETP market is up by USD32.9bn or 35.9 per cent above last year’s closing.

Asia Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD6.8bn last week, 0.7 per cent down from the previous week’s total.

South Korea continued to top the turnover ranking with USD2.2bn, followed by Hong Kong (USD1.9bn), China (USD1.4bn), Japan (USD0.9bn), and Taiwan (USD0.2bn).

Among equity ETFs, the emerging country, Asia Pacific developed country, leveraged strategy, and short strategy ETFs had total turnovers of USD3bn, USD1.6bn, USD1.2bn, and USD0.5bn respectively. Among the commodity asset class, turnover in gold ETPs totalled USD94mn.

Last week, one new product was launched in the Asia Pacific ETP market. Krung Thai Asset Management listed one equity ETF on the Thailand Stock Exchange tracking the Set Banking Sector Index.

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