The Australian ETF industry grew by nearly AUD1.5 billion in October (+4.7 per cent on the previous month), leaving funds under management across the industry at a new all-time high of AUD33.5 billion, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – October 2017.
SGX October 2017 data shows that the exchange’s market turnover in ETFs was SGD162 million, down 4 per cent month on month and 58 per cent year on year.
Aussie ETF provider BetaShares has had its Global Sustainability Leaders ETF independently recognised by Australia’s leading certifier of responsible investors, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
Solactive has released the Solactive Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index, used as the reference index for the KraneShares Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index ETF.
Hong Kong’s first quoted asset manager, Value Partners Group with USD16.4 billion under management, has made its first strategic international move from its Asian roots and opened an office in London, under the command of country head and senior director, Hendrik von Ripperda-Cosyn.
Hong Kong-based ETF specialists Premia Partners have launched two smart beta China equity ETFs designed to provide investors with diversified exposure to the China A-shares markets.
Increasingly, international investors want to invest in China because of the compelling case for future growth in the country. In July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the Chinese economy saw the real growth of total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size reach 6.4 per cent compared with a year ago.
Jesper Koll, head of WisdomTree Japan, writes that Japan’s upcoming election is poised to usher in a new era of policy competition and political accountability.
The September BetaShares review finds that the Australian ETF industry recorded another strong month of growth in September, reaching a record high of AUD32 billion in funds under management, an increase of 3.5 per cent (or AUD1076 million) on the previous month.
Jesper Koll, head of WisdomTree Japan has commented on news that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election.