Japanese ETFs/ETPs Net Inflows Reached $36.4 Billion In 3Q15

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LONDON — October 21, 2015 — ETFs and ETPs listed in the Japan have gathered a record 36.4 billion US dollars in net new assets as of the end of Q3 2015. Although September was another roller coaster ride for investors they allocated US$7.5 billion in net new assets to ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan during the month, according to ETFGI’s Japanese ETF and ETP insights report for September 2015.

Japanese ETFs/ETPs gathered $36.4 billion in net new assets at the end of 3Q15

In the first three quarters of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$250.5 Bn marking a 26% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached US$145.4 Bn, which is 7.8% higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$61.6 Bn, representing a 30% increase on the record set YTD through end of September 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 143% on the record set last year, standing at US$36.4 Bn at the end of September 2015.

“Uncertainty on China and when the Fed will raise interest rates continues to weigh the markets and  investor sentiment.  The S&P 500 decreased 2.6% in September, and is down 6.7% year to date.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

The Japanese ETF and ETP industry had 165 ETFs/ETPs, with 220 listings, assets of US$123 Bn, from 21 providers listed on 2 exchanges at the end of September.

In September 2015, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$7.5 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$6.3 Bn, fixed income ETFs/ETPs had net zero flows for the month while commodity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$51 Mn.

YTD through the end of September 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$36.4 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$29.5 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$730 Mn and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$47 Mn.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$5.1 Bn, followed by Mitsubishi UFJ with US$837 Mn and Daiwa with US$760 Mn net inflows.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$18.3 Bn, followed by Nikko AM with US$6.7 Bn and Daiwa with US$4.2 Bn net inflows.

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