ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new high of $186 Billion at the end of August 2018

LONDON — October 5, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new high of US$186 billion, following net inflows of US$2.93 billion and market moves during August. Inflows during the month were primarily driven by products providing exposure to China, according to ETFGI’s August 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.  (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.) 

Highlights

  • Total Assets in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record $186 Bn in August.
  • Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) were $2.93 Bn in August.
  • Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows during August, while Leveraged ETFs/ETPs saw the largest net outflows.

 
“On August 22, 2018 the S&P 500 marked its longest bull market -  3,453 days, without a bear market - a 20% drop from the index’s 52-week high. August was a strong month for U.S. equities with economic strength and strong corporate earnings pushing the S&P 500 to reach record highs and gain 3.26% during the month and up 9.94% year to date.  Most non-US markets suffered declines during August due to investors’ concerns over trade tensions, Brexit, currency crises and a fear of contagion.  Developed markets ex US declined 1.44% in August while up 0.46% YTD, EM markets were down 3.51% and are down 0.81% YTD and Frontier markets were down 4.50% and are down 1.66% YTD.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.

At the end of August 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,294 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,450 listings, assets of $186 Bn, from 132 providers listed on 17 exchanges. Following net inflows of $2.93 and market moves during the month, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by 3.78%, from $179 Bn in July 2018 to $186 Bn.

Growth in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP assets as of the end of August 2018


 
 Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered net inflows of $1.55 Bn in August, growing net inflows for 2018 to $6.14 Bn which is greater than the $1.33 Bn in net inflows at this point last year. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered net inflows of $1.34 Bn in August, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $15.7 Bn, greater than the $2.61 Bn in net outflows at this point last year.
August marked the 9th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), the longest period of consecutive inflows since January 2013, which lasted 10 months.

Substantial inflows during August can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $3.70 Bn.  The CCB Cash TianYi Traded Money Mrkt Fund (511660 CH) gathered $577 Bn, the largest net inflows during August. 

Top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets August 2018: Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)
 

Name Ticker  
 
Region
Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Aug-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
CCB Cash TianYi Traded Money Mrkt Fund 511660 CH China  4,164  195  1,684  577
E Fund ChiNext Price Index ETF 159915 CH China  2,297  164  1,970  450
China CSI 500 ETF 510500 CH China  4,169  89  2,244  354
Xtrackers MSCI USA Index UCITS ETF - 1C XMUS SP Singapore  2  0  466  276
China Merchants Caifubao Traded Money Mrkt 511850 CH China  762  34  508  268
Huaan ChiNext 50 ETF Fund 159949 CH China  1,092  76  1,316  207
Bosera Gold Open-End ETF 159937 CH China  1,222  9  1,155  191
Xtrackers S&P 500 UCITS ETF - 1C K6K SP Singapore  5  0  366  159
iShares FTSE A50 China Index ETF 2823 HK Hong Kong  2,825  59  (737)  149
Huatai-Pinebridge CSI 300 ETF 510300 CH China  3,609  108  1,166  146
Fubon US T-Bill ETF Umbrella Fund 20+ Years 00696B TT Taiwan  342  0  318  132
China Southern Cash Management Money Mrkt 511810 CH China  1,674  133  484  127
Harvest CSI 300 Index ETF 159919 CH China  2,571  7  245  100
Capital BofA ML 15+ Year US Tech & Electr Index 00723B TT Taiwan  639  0  555  96
YUANTA/P-shares Taiwan Top 50 1X Bear ETF 00632R TT Taiwan  1,905  20  (313)  90
KB KBSTAR KTB 3Y Futures Inverse ETF 282000 KS South Korea  524  4  440  90
BetaShares Australia 200 ETF A200 AU Australia  131  5  118  78
Capital BofA Merrill Lynch 15+ Year US Banking 00724B TT Taiwan  751  0  628  77
ChinaAMC China 50 ETF 510050 CH China  5,202  223  133  67
Fubon China Policy Bank Bond ETF 00718B TT Taiwan  628  0  383  67


 
Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in August.
 
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Last chance to register for the ETFs Global Markets Roundtable  organised by ETFGI and Capital Markets Strategies on October 9th in Hong Kong from 8:30am – 5pm at Ernst & Young Group Limited, 22/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong

 

Free registration is available for investment advisors, as well as buyside traders, portfolio managers and fund selectors. Standard registrationrate is available for everyone else: http://bit.ly/2MkpLfz

 

Speakers will include:

  • Jürgen Blumberg, Head of Capital Markets EMEA, Invesco
  • Ari Burstein, President, Capital Markets Strategies
  • Eugenie Shen, Managing Director, Head of Asset Management Group Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)
  • Grace Chong, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Shaokai Fan, Director - Central Bank & Public Policy Team, World Gold Council
  • Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, ETFGI LLP
  • Trevor Lee, Director, Investment Products, Securities and Futures Commission
  • Matthew Mark, Director - Asset Owners Distribution, World Gold Council
  • Frank Mohr, Global Head ETF Sales Trading, Commerzbank
  • Andrew Naylor, Director - Central Bank & Public Policy Team, World Gold Council
  • Viktor Östebo, Head of Institutional Trading, Flow Traders Asia
  • Jacqueline Pang, Head of Capital Markets – APAC, State Street Global Advisors
  • Eric Pollackov, Global Head of ETF Capital Markets, Invesco
  • Brain Roberts, Senior Vice President, Head of Exchange Traded Products, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
  • Antoine de Saint Vaulry, Head of ETF Trading, APAC, Citi
  • Cindy Shek, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Robin Tsui , Gold Specialist APAC, State Street Global Advisors
  • Rebecca Sin, Head of ETF Sales Trading, Asia, Commerzbank
  • Anuradha Thakur, Joint Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Government of India

 

Conference sessions will include: • Fireside Chat on ETF Policy and Regulatory Issues • Impact of Regulatory Developments on ETFs • Exchange and market maker panel • Overview of Trends Impacting the ETF Industry • How to Increase the Use of ETFs by Institutional Investors and Financial Advisors in Asia Pacific

 

Free registration is available for investment advisors, as well as buyside traders, portfolio managers and fund selectors.  Standard registration rate is available for everyone else:  http://bit.ly/2MkpLfz  

 

ETFs Global Markets Roundtable conference is designed to provide the opportunity for institutional investors and financial advisors, as well as other market participants, to hear from regulators, leading ETF issuers, major brokers, stock exchanges, law firms and others about regulatory, liquidity, pricing, trading, and technological developments impacting the use and trading of ETFs, and the impact that ETFs have on the markets and market structure. The ETFs Global Markets Roundtable events are a series of conferences organised by ETFGI and Capital Markets Strategies.

 

The first event took place in June 2017 in New York City. In 2018 ETFs Global Markets Roundtable conferences were held in London on April 19 (covering EMEA), New York on May 15 (covering USA/Latin America), and Toronto on May 31 (covering Canada). The events offer an opportunity for a substantive and in-depth discussion about the liquidity, trading, technological and regulatory developments impacting ETFs in the respective jurisdictions.

 

 
To view the agendas, speakers and sponsors for our prior events in 2018 please click on the city name below:
London      April 19, 2018
New York   May 15, 2018
Toronto      May 31, 2018
 
Schedule of upcoming conferences in 2019
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Canada (Toronto) - June 2019
APAC (Hong Kong) - October 2019
 
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