Published On: Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
ETF | By Steve

Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan) ETFs And ETPs Reached A New Record High Of 103.7 Billion US Dollars

ETFGI’s research finds ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high of 103.7 billion US dollars at the end of August 2014. The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 548 ETFs/ETPs, with 680 listings, from 96 providers listed on 15 exchanges according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end August 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

New record highs in assets were reached at the end of August by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with US$67.9 Bn, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with US$103.7 Bn, Europe with US$477.4 Bn, the United States with US$1.91 Tn and globally with US$2.70 Tn. YTD NNA flows reached record levels for the ETF/ETP industries in Japan at US$16.5 Bn, Europe at US$50.4 Bn, the US at US$107.3 Bn and globally at US$185.0 Bn.

“In August investors invested net new money into an array of equity, fixed income and commodity exposures due to concerns over the situations in Ukraine and Gaza. The S&P 500 was up 4% in August and closed above the 2,000 threshold for the first time on August 26th. Developed markets were up slightly, emerging markets gained 3% and Latin America was up 9% in August. August was also a good month for fixed income.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In August 2014, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$167 Mn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$124 Mn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$114 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$1 Mn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with US$705 Mn, followed by CSOP/China Southern with US$660 Mn, Bosera with US$334 Mn, Mirae with US$217 Mn and SPDR ETFS with US$209 Mn in net inflows in August.

SPDR ETFs is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$14.5 Bn, reflecting 14.0% market share, iShares is second with US$11.2 Bn and 10.8% market share, followed by Samsung AM with US$9.2 Bn and 8.8% market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 96, account for 33.6% of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP assets, while the remaining 93 providers each have less than 9% market share.

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