ETFGI reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have increased 19.9% in the first 8 months of the year to reach a new record of US$155 billion at the end of August 2017, according to ETFGI’s August 2017 preliminary Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry insights report an annual paid for research subscription service......
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Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, co-founder, ETFGI
The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,134 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,284 listings, assets of US$155 Bn, from 121 providers on 17 exchanges in 14 countries.
ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered US$2.67 Bn in net inflows in August marking 4 consecutive months of net inflows and a level of US$658 Mn in year to date net inflows which is considerably less than the US$7.58 Bn in net inflows at this point last year and US$11.40 Bn less than the US$12.06 Bn net inflows gathered in all 2016.
“August is typically a challenging month for equity markets with the average loss over the past 20 years for the S&P 500 at 1.3%. This year the S&P 500 was up 0.31% in August and 11.93% year to date, MSCI ACW was up 0.44% and 15.48% YTD while MSCI EM was up 2.27% for August and 28.59% YTD (all prices in USD). Storms and political risks remain a focus for investors - the ability of the Trump administration to move forward on policy goals and hearings on Capitol Hill, Brexit negotiations, and North Korea is still an area of concern.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered a level of US$1.77 Bn in net inflows in August, bringing year to date net outflows to a level of US$2.64 Bn, compared to net outflows of US$466 Mn over the same period last year.
Fixed income ETFs and ETPs have gathered a level of US$117 Mn in net inflows in August, growing year to date net inflows to a level of US$708 Mn, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$2.70 Bn.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$106 Mn in August. Year to date, net outflows are at US$338 Mn, compared to net inflows of US$952 Mn over the same period last year.
Samsung AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with US$1.01 Bn, followed by iShares with US$381 Mn and Vanguard with US$335 Mn net inflows.
YTD, CCB gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$1.54 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$1.45 Bn, Yuanta with US$941 and Samsung AM with US$932 Mn net inflows.
ETFGI is a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, based in London, England