ETFs and ETPs in Asia-Pacific reach new high

Assets invested in the Asia Pacific ETFs and ETPs industry amounted to US$191 billion at the end of November 2018, supported by the trade truce and interest rate policies

ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, latest report shows ETFs and ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered net inflows of US$6.17 billion during November.

Total assets invested in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry increased 5.69% during November, from US$181 billion at the end of September, to US$191 billion, according to ETFGI's November 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.

Highlights

  • Total assets in ETFs and ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased 5.69% to record high of US$191 billion in November.
  • Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) were US$6.17 billion in November.
  • Most countries in the region saw strong positive inflows, with Taiwan and South Korea leading.

"While trade talks continue to make noise in the headlines, the very real prospect of slowing global growth appears to be filtering into market sentiment. A seemingly more reposed approach to monetary policy along with the China-US trade truce provided enough of a tailwind to lift US markets to finish in the green by the end of November, with the S&P 500 gaining 2.04% over the month bringing the year-to-date gain to 5.11%. Apart from the Eurozone, where various domestic issues continue to dominate, most developed markets closed the month with marginal gains, the S&P developed ex-US BMI was up 0.17% in November with year-to-date declines of 9.66%. EM and Frontier markets bounced back from the October fall, finishing up 4.61% and 1.94% respectively, softening year-to-date declines to 11.15% and 8.95%" according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.

At the end of November 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,379 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,532 listings, assets of US$191 billion, from 139 providers listed on 17 exchanges. Following net inflows of US$6.17 billion and market moves during the month, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by 5.69%, from US$181 billion at the end of October 2018, to US$191 billion.

Growth in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP assets as of the end of November 2018

Equity-based ETFs/ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) attracted net inflows of US$3.85 billion in November, growing net inflows for 2018 to US$32.32 billion, substantially greater than the US$1.11 billion in net inflows at this point last year. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) saw net inflows of US$1.89 billion, bringing net inflows for 2018 to US$10.73 billion, greater than the US$720 million in net inflows at this point last year. 

A large proportion of inflows during November can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered US$5.68 billion.

 

 

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