Japanese ETFs reach new record high in April

ETF data provider ETFGI has revealed that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reached a new record high of USD209 billion at the end of April 2017.

At the end of April 2017, the Japanese ETF/ETP industry had 185 ETFs/ETPs, with 230 listings, assets of USD209 billion, from 20 providers listed on two exchanges.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan saw net outflows of USD837 million in April. Year to date, net inflows stand at USD26.06 billion. At this point last year there were net inflows of USD9.20 billion.

Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD402 million in April, bringing year to date net inflows to USD26.55 billion, which is greater than the net inflows of USD8.51 billion over the same period last year.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of USD8 million in April, growing year to date net inflows to USD17 million, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of USD21 million. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of USD28 million in April. Year to date, net outflows are at USD37 million, compared to net inflows of USD150 million over the same period last year.

Kokusai AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with USD17 million, followed by MUFJ with USD16 million and Rakuten with USD13 million net inflows.

YTD, Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD10.23 billion, followed by Nikko AM with USD6.15 billion and Daiwa with USD5.68 billion net inflows.

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