Asia Pacific ETFs raised highest monthly amount for two years in April

ETF data provider reports that ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered USD5.29 billion in net inflows during April 2018, the highest monthly amount in two years.

Year-to-date net inflows for 2018 reached USD13.91 billion at the end of April, compared to USD6.23 billion in net outflows at this point last year.

 Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan were USD5.29 billion in April, which marked the sixth consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan.

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in in Asia Pacific ex-Japan increased by 1.58 per cent, or USD2.83 billion, during April, to USD182.16 billion. According to ETFGI, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan increased by USD2.83 billion in April 2018.

The increase of 1.58 per cent, from USD179.33 billion at the end of March to USD182.16 billion, also represents the highest monthly growth in assets since February 2018, when assets decreased by 3.32 per cent from USD184.29 billion to USD178.17 billion. 

At the end of April 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF industry had 1,052 ETFs, with 1,208 listings, assets of USD175.44 billion, from 126 providers on 17 exchanges in 14 countries. At the end of April 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,247 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,406 listings, assets of USD182.16 billion, from 131 providers on 17 exchanges in 14 countries.

The majority of net new inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively have gathered USD10.86 billion during 2018. The E Fund ChiNext Price Index ETF (159915 CH) on its own accounted for net inflows of USD1.04 billion, ETFGI reports.

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