Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETFs and ETPs hit record high of USD103.3bn

ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered USD1.2 billion in net new assets in July taking the sector to a new record high of USD103.3 billion, according to figures released by ETFGI.

The previous record high was USD96.7 billion set at the end of June 2014. The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 543 ETFs/ETPs, with 676 listings, from 97 providers listed on 15 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end July 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

The ETF/ETP industries in Europe, in Japan and globally have gathered record levels of YTD NNA at USD42.7 billion, USD14.9 billion and USD160.5 billion, respectively. New record highs in assets were reached at the end of July by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with USD66 billion, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with USD103 billion and Japan with USD91.5 billion.

“In July investors invested the majority of new money into equity exposures as investor confidence was positive through most of month. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high during July but ended the month down 1% as market were rattled at the very end of the month by the situations in the Ukraine and Gaza and a poor start to the U.S. earnings season. Developed markets outside the US ended the month down 2%, while emerging markets gained 2%, Asia was up 5% and frontier markets were up 4% in July.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In July 2014 in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD1.21 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD1.42 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of USD3 million, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of USD41 million.

CSOP/China Southern gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with USD885 million, followed by Bosera AM with USD356 million and iShares with USD355 million net inflows.

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