Assets Invested In ETFs/ETPs In Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) Reached High Of $186 Billion In August
LONDON — October 5, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new high of US$186 billion, following net inflows of US$2.93 billion and market moves during August. Inflows during the month were primarily driven by products providing exposure to China, according to ETFGI’s August 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
- Total Assets in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record $186 Bn in August.
- Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) were $2.93 Bn in August.
- Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows during August, while Leveraged ETFs/ETPs saw the largest net outflows.
“On August 22, 2018 the S&P 500 marked its longest bull market - 3,453 days, without a bear market - a 20% drop from the index’s 52-week high. August was a strong month for U.S. equities with economic strength and strong corporate earnings pushing the S&P 500 to reach record highs and gain 3.26% during the month and up 9.94% year to date. Most non-US markets suffered declines during August due to investors’ concerns over trade tensions, Brexit, currency crises and a fear of contagion. Developed markets ex US declined 1.44% in August while up 0.46% YTD, EM markets were down 3.51% and are down 0.81% YTD and Frontier markets were down 4.50% and are down 1.66% YTD.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.
At the end of August 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,294 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,450 listings, assets of $186 Bn, from 132 providers listed on 17 exchanges. Following net inflows of $2.93 and market moves during the month, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by 3.78%, from $179 Bn in July 2018 to $186 Bn.
Growth in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP assets as of the end of August 2018
Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered net inflows of $1.55 Bn in August, growing net inflows for 2018 to $6.14 Bn which is greater than the $1.33 Bn in net inflows at this point last year. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered net inflows of $1.34 Bn in August, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $15.7 Bn, greater than the $2.61 Bn in net outflows at this point last year.
August marked the 9th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), the longest period of consecutive inflows since January 2013, which lasted 10 months.
Substantial inflows during August can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $3.70 Bn. The CCB Cash TianYi Traded Money Mrkt Fund (511660 CH) gathered $577 Bn, the largest net inflows during August.
Top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets August 2018: Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)
Assets(US$ Mn) Aug-18
NNA(US$ Mn)YTD 2018
CCB Cash TianYi Traded Money Mrkt Fund
E Fund ChiNext Price Index ETF
China CSI 500 ETF
Xtrackers MSCI USA Index UCITS ETF - 1C
China Merchants Caifubao Traded Money Mrkt
Huaan ChiNext 50 ETF Fund
Bosera Gold Open-End ETF
Xtrackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF - 1C
iShares FTSE A50 China Index ETF
Huatai-Pinebridge CSI 300 ETF
Fubon US T-Bill ETF Umbrella Fund 20+ Years
China Southern Cash Management Money Mrkt
Harvest CSI 300 Index ETF
Capital BofA ML 15+ Year US Tech & Electr Index
YUANTA/P-shares Taiwan Top 50 1X Bear ETF
KB KBSTAR KTB 3Y Futures Inverse ETF
BetaShares Australia 200 ETF
Capital BofA Merrill Lynch 15+ Year US Banking
ChinaAMC China 50 ETF
Fubon China Policy Bank Bond ETF
Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in August.
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