Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record US$118 billion


Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high of US$118 billion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI’s monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for February.

The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 609 ETFs/ETPs, with 744 listings, assets of US$118 Bn, from 108 providers listed on 17 exchanges in 13 countries at the end of February.

March 9th marked the 25th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF in Canada.

“Investors allocated the majority of net new assets to equities as the US market rebounded from a difficult January to end February with both the S&P 500 and the Dow up 6% for the month. Volatility declined during the month. Developed markets were up 6% for the month, while emerging and frontier markets were up 3%” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

In February 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) saw net inflows of US$1.3 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1.5 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$55 Mn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$114 Mn.

Huatai-PB gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$1.1 Bn, followed by CSOP/China Southern with US$656 Mn and Mirae Horizons with US$146 Mn net inflows.

The top 100 ETFs/ETPs, out of 609, account for 89.0% of assets in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry. Only 21 ETFs/ETPs have greater than US$1 Bn in assets, while 497 ETFs/ETPs have less than US$100 Mn in assets.

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