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Asia Pacific ETP AUM adds USD3bn amid bullish equity markets

Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded products increased by USD3.1bn and ended at USD127.7bn last week, according to figures released by Deutsche Bank.

On a year-to-date basis, the Asia Pacific ETP market is up by USD36.2bn or 39.6 per cent above last year’s closing.

Asia Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD8.5bn, 16 per cent up from the previous week’s total.

Hong Kong reached top of the turnover ranking with USD3.2bn turnover, followed by South Korea (USD2.1bn), China (USD2.0bn), Japan (USD0.6bn), and Taiwan (USD0.3bn).

Among equity ETFs, the emerging country, Asia Pacific developed country, leveraged strategy, and short strategy ETFs had total turnovers of USD5.1bn, USD1.3bn, USD1.0bn, and USD0.5bn respectively. Among the commodity asset class, turnover in gold ETPs totalled USD138mn.

Last week, two new products were launched in the Asia Pacific ETP market. Simplex Asset Management listed two equity ETFs on Tokyo Stock Exchange tracking the HSCEI Leveraged Index and HSCEI Short Index.

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