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Assets Invested In ETFs/ETPs In Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) Reach $184 Billion By Jan '18

LONDON — February 23, 2018 — According to ETFGI’s January 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry insights report, a monthly report included in an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record high of US$184 billion at the end of January 2018, shattering the previous record of US$170 billion set at the end of 2017. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by a record $14.0 Bn during January to reach a new high of $184 Bn
  • In January 2018, ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) saw net inflows of $2.72 Bn
  • Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1.6 Bn, followed by mixed asset class ETFs/ETPs with US$922 Mn

During January 2018 assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by $14.0 Bn, or 8.24%. According to ETFGI’s data this growth represents the greatest absolute monthly increase in assets on record. The previous record was set in March 2016, when assets grew by $12.4 Bn.

Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of January 2018

This record was achieved following 3 months of sustained net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan). The majority of flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $4.89 Bn during January 2018. The Pingan-UOB CSI 300 ETF Index Launched Fund (510390 CH) on its own accounted for net inflows of $843 Mn.

Top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets: Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1.60 Bn, followed by mixed asset class ETFs/ETPs with US$922 Mn, and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$777 Mn, while leveraged ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$1.01 Bn.

Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in January 2018.

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Deborah Fuhr, partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consulting firm providing services to investors and the ETF industry. Prior roles Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and a Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI for 3 years and Managing Director and head of the Investment Strategies Group for 11 years.

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