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ETFs/ETPs In Asia Pacific Suffered Net Outflows Of $1.2 Billion Dollars in November

LONDON — December 14, 2015 — ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan suffered net outflows of US$1.2 billion in November 2015. The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 772 ETFs/ETPs, with 916 listings, assets of US$116 Bn, from 115 providers on 17 exchanges in 13 countries at the end of November 2015, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP insights report for November 2015 (click here to see ETFGI’s chart for trends in assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan).

In the first eleven months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$319.3 Bn marking a 15% increase over the prior record set during the first eleven months of 2014. In the United States net inflows reached US$201.7Bn, which is 5% higher than the prior record set last year, in Canada net inflows at US$11.4 Bn are up 10.7% over the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$72.6 Bn, representing a 18% increase on the record set YTD through end of November 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 210% on the prior record set in 2013, standing at US$33.7 Bn at the end of November 2015.

“Global markets were mostly down in November, developed markets outside the US declined 1%, emerging markets ended down 3% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended up less than 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In November 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan suffered net outflows of US$1.2 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$1.4 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$120 Mn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$76 Mn.

YTD through end of November 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$1.9 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$4.1 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$540 Mn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$4.7 Bn YTD.

Smartshares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in November with US$315 Mn, followed by HSBC/Hang Seng with US$280 Mn and SPDR ETFs with US$273 Mn net inflows.

HSBC/Hang Seng gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$6.0 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$2.8 Bn and Mirae Horizons with US$1.6 Bn net inflows.

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Deborah Fuhr

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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