ETFs in Japan reach USD219.6bn in assets

ETF data provider, ETFGI, reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have increased by 26.7 per cent from USD173.30 billion to reach a new record of USD219.60 billion in the first half of 2017.

At the end of June 2017, the Japanese ETF/ETP industry had 188 ETFs/ETPs, with 233 listings, assets of USD220 billion, from 21 providers listed on two exchanges.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan gathered net inflows of USD2.19 billion in June. Year to date, net inflows stand at a record level of USD28.56 billion which is significantly ahead of the USD16.50 billion at this point last year.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD2.61 billion in June, bringing year to date net inflows to record level of USD30.07 billion, which is greater than the net inflows of USD14.20 billion over the same period last year.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net outflows of USD1 million in June, reducing year to date net inflows to USD28 million, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of USD41 million.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD87 million in June. Year to date, net inflows are at USD70 million, which is greater than the net inflows of USD21 million over the same period last year.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with USD2.03 billion, followed by Nikko AM with USD1.01 billion and Daiwa with USD245 million net inflows.
YTD, Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD12.45 billion, followed by Nikko AM with USD7.87 billion and Daiwa with USD5.85 billion net inflows.

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