LONDON — July 10, 2015 — Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan increased 4.3% in the first half of 2015, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the first half of 2015.  At the end of June 2015, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 682 ETFs/ETPs, with 821 listings, assets of US$123 Bn, from 113 providers listed on 17 exchanges in 13 countries.

“June was a difficult month for most markets around the world. The S&P 500 index ended June down 2% for the month and finished the first half of 2015 up 1%. Market performance in the first half of 2015 was impacted by a number of uncertainties in the first half of 2015: the situation in Greece and the impact on the Eurozone, when the Fed will raise interest rates, volatility in the Chinese market and the MERS outbreak in South Korea.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

In the first half of 2015 record levels of net new assets (NNA) have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$152 billion beating the prior record of US$130 billion in the first half of 2014. US listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$103 billion, beating the previous record of US$76 billion gathered in the first half of 2012, ETFs/ETPs in Japan gathered US$18 billion beating the prior record of US$13.5 billion set in the first half of 2014, and European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$40 billion, beating the US$32 billion gathered in the first half of 2014.

Asia Pacific Ex-japan ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$1.6 Bn

In June 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan saw net inflows of US$1.6 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$944 Mn, and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$272 Mn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$122 Mn.

Year to date (YTD) through end of June 2015, ETFs/ETPs have suffered net outflows of US$11.5 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows YTD with US$12.0 Bn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$617 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs had net inflows of US$189 Mn.

Yuanta gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with US$3.3 Bn, followed by China AM with US$1.8 Bn and Hua An FM with US$651 Mn net inflows.

YTD, HSBC/Hang Seng gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$5.0 Bn, followed by Yuanta with US$2.9 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$1.4 Bn in net inflows.

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Asia Pacific Ex-japan ETFs/ETPs Increased 4.3% In 1H15