ETFGI reports ETFs in Japan saw net inflows in June

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a record high of USD312 billion at the end of June 2018, surpassing the previous record of USD311 billion set at the end of May 2018.

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan increased by 0.20 per cent during June 2018 to reach a record high of USD312 billion, beating the prior record of USD311 billion set in May 2018.
 
Year-to-date, assets have increased by 13.1 per cent from USD276 billion at the end of 2017. In June 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan saw net inflows of USD6.82 billion.
 
According to ETFGI’s June 2018 Japan ETF and ETP industry insights report, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan increased by 0.20 per cent from USD311 billion at the end of May. Year-to-date, assets have increased by 13.1 per cent from USD276 billion at the end of 2017. At the end of June 2018, the Japan ETF/ETP industry had 210 ETFs/ETPs, with 244 listings, from 19 providers on two exchanges.
 
Equity products gathered the largest net inflows with USD6.76 billion, while commodities ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with USD23 million. Year-to-date through end of June, ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have seen net inflows of USUSD39.1 billion. Equity products gathered the largest net inflows with USD38.6 billion, while Leveraged Inverse ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with USD474 million.
 
Investors in Japan have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs providing equity exposure to Japan during 2018, with the TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund and Daiwa ETF TOPIX capturing flows of USD12.0 billion and USD6.39 billion, respectively. A high proportion of net inflows year-to-date can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD37.9 billion, according to ETFGI.

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