ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific ex Japan gathered a record level of 7 billion US dollars in net new assets in Q1 2016, according to ETFGI

LONDON — April 15, 2016 — ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region gathered a record level of US$7.09 billion in net new assets in Q1 2016 (click here to view a chart showing asset growth).  The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP region had 824 ETFs/ETPs, with 965 listings, assets of US$121 Bn, from 114 providers listed in 18 exchanges in 14 countries at the end of Q1, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s March 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

Asia Pacific ex Japan ETFs/ETPs

U.S. equities rebounded in March ending the month up 7%.  Emerging markets and Developed ex US markets also had a strong March ending up 12.5% and 7.2% respectively.  Based on comments from the Fed there is a growing belief that interest rates will be held lower for longer than previously anticipated.  The European Central Bank cut rates and announced additional stimulus will begin in April, accelerating the rate of bond purchases from 60 to 80 billion euros per month” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Asia Pacific ex Japan ETFs/ETPs gather US$665 Million in March

In March 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region gathered net inflows of US$665 Mn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$349 Mn, followed equity ETFs/ETPs with US$23 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs which gathered US$22 Mn in net inflows in March while leveraged ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$940 Mn.

YTD through end ofQ1 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region gathered net inflows of US$7.09 Bn.  Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$4.16 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$686 Mn, and fixed income ETFs/ETPs which gathered US$342Bn in net inflows in Q1.

In March 2016, 10 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 7 providers and 3 ETFs/ETPs were closed.

CSOP/China Southern gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in March with US$456 Mn, followed by HSBC/Hang Seng with US$401 Mn and Yuanta with US$162 Mn net inflows.

In Q1, CSOP/China Southern gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$1.18 Bn, followed by Yuanta with US$906 Mn and HSBC/Hang Seng with US$848 Mn net inflows.

CSI has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with 24.3% market share; Hang Seng is second with 19.0% market share, followed by Korea Exchange with 11.8% market share.

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