ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reached a new record of 209 billion US dollars at the end of April 2017

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 ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reach a new record high of 209 billion US dollars at the end of April 2017, according to ETFGI’s April 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI asset growth chart for ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan).

At the end of April 2017, the Japanese ETF/ETP industry had 185 ETFs/ETPs, with 230 listings, assets of US$209 Bn, from 20 providers listed on 2 exchanges.

“Investors in most markets continued to favour equities over fixed income and commodities as equity markets performed positively in April. The S&P 500 was up 1%, international equity markets outside the US and emerging markets were both up 2% in April. Investors were captivated by a closely-fought first round of the French elections during April,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan saw net outflows of US$837 Mn in April. Year to date, net inflows stand at US$26.06 Bn. At this point last year there were net inflows of US$9.20 Bn

Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$402 Mn in April, bringing year to date net inflows to US$26.55 Bn, which is greater than the net inflows of US$8.51 Bn over the same period last year. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of US$8 Mn in April, growing year to date net inflows to US$17 Mn, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$21 Mn. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$28 Mn in April. Year to date, net outflows are at US$37 Mn, compared to net inflows of US$150 Mn over the same period last year

Kokusai AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with US$17 Mn, followed by MUFJ with US$16 Mn and Rakuten with US$13 Mn net inflows.

YTD, Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$10.23 Bn, followed by Nikko AM with US$6.15 Bn and Daiwa with US$5.68 Bn net inflows.

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