LONDON — November 10, 2015 — ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan gathered 1.2 billion US dollars in net new assets in October 2015. This marks the 5th consecutive month of positive net inflows. The Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF/ETP industry had 761 ETFs/ETPs, with 904 listings, assets of US$119.4 Bn, from 115 providers listed on 17 exchanges in 13 countries at the end of October 2015, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP insights report for October 2015.

In the first ten months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$287.3 Bn marking a 22.3% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached US$174.8 Bn, which is 12.4% higher than the prior record set in 2013, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to an all-time record of US$68.6 Bn, representing a 22.7% increase on the record set YTD through end of October 2014. In Canada, YTD net inflows are at a record US$10.1 billion which is slightly ahead of the prior record set in 2012. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 121.9% on the record set last year, standing at US$35.0 Bn at the end of October 2015.

Equity markets performed well globally in October: the Dow was up 9%, the S&P 500 was 8%,  all 10 sectors of the S&P 500 were up for the month, developed markets gained 7%, emerging markets were up 8%.  Investors put net money into riskier assets including emerging market equities in October.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Japanese ETFs/ETPs see net inflows of US$1.2 billion

In October 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan gathered net inflows of US$1.2 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1.9 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$104 Mn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$528 Mn.

YTD through end of October 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$3.0 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$4.2 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$464 Mn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows YTD of US$3.3 Bn.

Samsung AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in October with US$379 Mn, followed by China AM with US$232 Mn and CSOP/China Southern with US$150 Mn net inflows.

HSBC/Hang Seng gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$5.8 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$2.5 Bn and CSOP/China Southern with US$1.6 Bn net inflows.

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