Published On: Mon, May 7th, 2012
ETF | By Steve

Asia ETF ETP Industry April 2012

Summary for Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) listed ETFs

At the end of April 2012, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF industry had 350 ETFs, with 458 listings, assets of US$60.3 Bn, from 82 providers on 14 exchanges.

Assets
ETF assets have increased by 3.2% from US$58.4 Bn in March 2012 to US$60.3 Bn in April 2012. YTD through end of April 2012, ETF assets have increased by 10.8% from US$54.4 Bn to US$60.3 Bn.

Flows
In April 2012, ETFs saw net inflows of US$563.9 Mn. Equity ETFs gathered net inflows of US$253.1 Mn, of which US$239.1 Mn went into emerging market equity ETFs. Fixed income ETFs experienced net inflows of US$93.5 Mn, where US$79.7 Mn went into government bond ETFs. Commodity ETFs also had net inflows for the month gathering US$46.0 Mn, of which US$47.8 Mn went into ETFs providing exposure to precious metals, while ETFs providing exposure to energy, industrial metals and broad commodity indices experienced net outflows totalling a combined US$1.8 Mn.

YTD through end of April 2012, ETFs saw net inflows of US$109.0 Mn. Fixed income ETFs gathered US$510.3 Mn net inflows YTD, with US$379.5 Mn going into government bond ETFs, and US$55.8 Mn into ETFs tracking broad/aggregate fixed income indices. Commodity ETFs also experienced net inflows YTD with US$50.8 Mn, of which US$58.6 Mn went into precious metals ETFs, while ETFs tracking broad commodity indices saw net outflows of US$12.6 Mn. Equity ETFs suffered net outflows YTD of US$355.1 Mn, mostly from developed Asia Pacific equity indices which saw US$264.7 Mn net outflows, as well as emerging market equity ETFs with US$82.2 Mn net outflows.

YTD through end of April 2012, inverse ETFs have experienced US$85.2 Mn net outflows, as well as leveraged ETFs with US$35.9 Mn net outflows YTD.
* Polaris gathered the largest net inflows in April with US$150.7 Mn, followed by Samsung Investment Trust Management with US$149.2 Mn and HSBC/Hang Seng with US$118.5 Mn net inflows.
* iShares gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$425.7 Mn, followed by Kyobo AXA Investment Management with US$217.0 Mn and Samsung Investment Trust Management with US$206.1 Mn net inflows.
* Mirae Asset MAPS Global Investments experienced the largest net outflows in April with US$127.9 Mn.
* Polaris experienced the largest net outflows YTD with US$824.3 Mn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$196.4 Mn and Mirae Asset MAPS Global Investments with US$171.1 Mn net outflows.

Summary for Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) listed ETFs/ETPs

Including other Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), at the end of April 2012, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 373 ETFs/ETPs, with 484 listings, assets of US$63.1 Bn, from 89 providers on 14 exchanges.

Assets
ETF/ETP assets have increased by 2.9% from US$61.3 Bn in March 2012 to US$63.1 Bn in April 2012. YTD through end of April 2012, ETF/ETP assets have increased by 10.8% from US$56.9 Bn to US$63.1 Bn.

Flows
In April 2012, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$461.5 Mn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$141.3 Mn, of which US$186.0 Mn went into emerging market equity ETFs/ETPs. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows of US$93.5 Mn, where US$79.7 Mn went into government bond ETFs/ETPs. Commodity ETFs/ETPs also had net inflows for the month gathering US$55.4 Mn, of which US$56.4 Mn went into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to precious metals, while ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to energy and industrial metals indices experienced net outflows totalling a combined US$1.1 Mn.

YTD through end of April 2012, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$161.2 Mn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered US$510.3 Mn net inflows YTD, with US$379.5 Mn going into government bond ETFs/ETPs, and US$55.8 Mn into ETFs/ETPs tracking broad/aggregate fixed income indices. Commodity ETFs/ETPs also experienced net inflows YTD with US$214.8 Mn, of which US$222.5 Mn went into precious metals ETFs/ETPs, while those tracking broad commodity indices saw net outflows of US$12.6 Mn. Equity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows YTD of US$466.9 Mn, mostly from developed Asia Pacific equity indices which saw US$264.7 Mn net outflows, as well as emerging market equity ETFs/ETPs with US$135.3 Mn net outflows.

YTD through end of April 2012, inverse ETFs/ETPs have experienced US$85.2 Mn net outflows, as well as leveraged ETFs/ETPs with US$35.9 Mn net outflows YTD.
* Polaris gathered the largest net inflows in April with US$150.7 Mn, followed by Samsung Investment Trust Management with US$150.0 Mn and HSBC/Hang Seng with US$118.5 Mn net inflows.
* iShares gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$425.7 Mn, followed by Kyobo AXA Investment Management with US$217.0 Mn and Samsung Investment Trust Management with US$206.2 Mn net inflows.
* Mirae Asset MAPS Global Investments experienced the largest net outflows in April with US$127.9 Mn.
* Polaris experienced the largest net outflows YTD with US$824.3 Mn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$196.4 Mn and Mirae Asset MAPS Global Investments with US$171.1 Mn net outflows.

Source: ETFGI

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