Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reach a new record high of 148 billion

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LONDON — July 19, 2016 — ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan reach a new record high of 148 billion US dollars at the end of June 2016, according to ETFGI’s June 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI asset growth chart for ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan).

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of June for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.177 trillion, in the United States at US$2.256 trillion, and in Canada with US$79.42 billion.

At the end of June 2016, the Japanese ETF/ETP industry had 177 ETFs/ETPs, with 232 listings, assets of US$148 Bn, from 21 providers listed on 2 exchanges.

“Markets and investors around the world were engulfed in the chaos following what many saw as the unexpected result of the UK’s June 23rd vote. Volatility was up significantly during the month. The S&P 500 index was up just 0.3%. Emerging markets were up 3.94% while developed markets ex-US declined 2.87%.There is still uncertainty in the markets due to questions on when and how Brexit changes will be implement and the many changes happening in UK political parties” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In June 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered net inflows of US$4.90 Bn.  Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.56 Bn, followed by fixed income  ETFs/ETPs with US$14 Mn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$25 Mn.

YTD, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$16.50 Bn which is below the US$ 17.90 Bn gathered at this point in 2015. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$14.24 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$41 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$21 Mn.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with US$2.14 Bn, followed by Daiwa with US$1.09 Bn and Nikko AM with US$1.04 Bn net inflows.

YTD, Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$7.47 Bn, followed by Nikko AM with US$3.43 Bn and Daiwa with US$2.69 Bn net inflows.

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