Japanese ETFs/ETPs Gather US$2.48 billion In February 2016

ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered 2.48 billion US dollars in net new assets in February 2016, according to ETFGI

LONDON — March 25, 2016 — ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered net inflows of US$2.48 Bn in February 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. In the first two months of 2016 ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered a record level of US$9.24 Bn. ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered net inflows for 3 consecutive months.

The ETF industry in Japan 170 ETFs/ETPs, with 225 listings, assets of US$131 Bn, from 21 providers on listed 2 exchanges at the end of February 2016.

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February was another volatile month for equity markets. The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Japanese ETFs/ETPs see net inflows of US$2.48 Billion

In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$2.48 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$2.51 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$108 Mn, and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$5 Mn.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$1.47 Bn, followed by Nikko AM with US$693 Mn and Daiwa with US$391 Mn net inflows.

YTD, Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$5.68 Bn, followed by Nikko AM with US$1.68 Bn and Daiwa with US$852 Mn net inflows.

Nikkei has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 56.4% market share; TSE is second with 40.6% market share, followed by Nomura with 0.8% market share.

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Note to editors

ETFs are typically open-ended, index-based funds, with active ETFs accounting for 1.1% market share. They can be bought and sold like ordinary shares on a stock exchange and offer broad exposure across developed, emerging and frontier markets, equities, fixed income and commodities. ETFs are used widely by institutional investors and increasingly by financial advisors and retail investors to:

  • equitize cash
  • implement diversified exposure to a market
  • comprise a core or satellite investment
  • be a long term strategic investment
  • implement tactical adjustments to portfolios
  • use as building blocks to create entire portfolios
  • allow investors to hedge the market
  • use as an alternative to futures and other derivative products

Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) are products that have similarities to ETFs in the way they trade and settle but do not use an open-end fund structure. The use of other structures including unsecured debt, grantor trusts, partnerships, and commodity pools by ETPs can, in addition to a significantly different risk profile, create different tax and regulatory implications for investors when compared to ETFs, which are funds.


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