ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record high of US$197 billion at the end of December 2018

Press release

 

LONDON — January 30, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed In Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record high of US$197 billion at the end of December 2018, surpassing the previous record set at the end of the previous month, according to ETFGI’s December 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

 

Highlights

 

  • Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed In Asia Pacific (exJapan) increased by 2.9% during December 2018 to reach a record high of $197 Bn, beating the prior record of $191 Bn set at the end of November 2018.
  • Yearto-date, assets have increased by 15.6% from $170 Bn at the end of 2017.
  • In December 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed In Asia Pacific (exJapan) saw net inflows of $9.82 Bn.

 

According to ETFGI’s December 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by 2.9% from $191 Bn at the end of November. Ove the year, assets have increased by 15.6% from $170 Bn at the end of 2017. At the end of December 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry 1,389 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,544 listings, from 142 providers on 17 exchanges.

 

“The end of 2018 saw the trend in developed markets reverse, and although arguably predictable, the severity left many pundits scratching their heads. This end of year stress has widely been attributed to the disruption caused by trade disputes feeding into economic data, and the view policy makers are not going to be quite as accommodating as initially expected. The S&P 500 returned -9.03% during December, and down -4.38% for 2018. Developed markets ex-US fell -4.62% during December, led by Japan and Canada, bringing the yearly return to -13.21%. Relatively speaking, EM and FM fared the month better, returning -2.68% and -3.15%, finishing 2018 -13.53% and -11.82%, respectively” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.

 

 

Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of December 2018

 

 

In December 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) saw net inflows of $9.82 Bn. Equity products gathered the largest net inflows with $7.99 Bn, while active ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $183 Mn. For the whole of 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have seen net inflows of $58.3 Bn. Equity products gathered the largest net inflows with $40.3 Bn, while currency ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $150 Mn.

 

A high proportion of net inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $9.61 Bn. The Reliance CPSE ETF (CPSEBE IN) on its own accounted for net inflows of $2.34 Bn.

 

Top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net inflows during December 2018: Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

 

Name

Country listed

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Dec-18

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD-18

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Dec-18

Reliance CPSE ETF

India

CPSEBE IN

4,063

2,344

2,344

Samsung KODEX MSCI Korea Total Return ETF

South Korea

278540 KS

1,446

769

861

Samsung KODEX 200 ETF

South Korea

069500 KS

6,431

1,101

727

NH QV KOSPI Volatility Matching Strangle ETN 57

South Korea

550057 KS

629

623

623

MIRAE ASSET TIGER MSCI Korea Total Return ETF

South Korea

310970 KS

560

557

517

ChinaAMC China 50 ETF

China

510050 CH

6,656

2,439

494

Mirae Asset TIGER 200 ETF

South Korea

102110 KS

3,232

781

480

YUANTA/P-shares Taiwan Top 50 1X Bear ETF

Taiwan

00632R TT

2,421

29

449

Cathay Bloomberg Barclays US Corp A- and Above 10+ Years Liquid ETF

Taiwan

00761B TT

455

398

398

Yuanta US 20+ Year AAA-A Corporate Bond ETF

Taiwan

00751B TT

623

616

350

E Fund ChiNext Price Index ETF

China

159915 CH

2,679

2,754

292

Xtrackers MSCI China Index UCITS ETF (DR) - 1C

Singapore

LG9 SP

6

618

291

Hang Seng H-Share Index ETF

Hong Kong

2828 HK

4,050

(719)

285

ChinaAMC CSI 300 Index ETF

China

510330 CH

3,316

1,694

260

Huatai-Pinebridge CSI 300 ETF

China

510300 CH

4,841

2,976

244

CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF

Hong Kong

82822 HK

2,282

(32)

238

ChinaAMC CSI 300 Index ETF

Hong Kong

83188 HK

1,711

548

204

Yuanta S&P GSCI Crude Oil 2X Leveraged ER Futures ETF

Taiwan

00672L TT

270

218

200

FUH Hwa China 5 + YR Policy Bank Bond Etf

Taiwan

00747B TT

557

536

177

Samsung KODEX Leverage ETF

South Korea

122630 KS

2,239

1,444

175

 

 

Investors tended to invest in core fixed income and equity, emerging markets, market cap and lower cost ETFs in December.

 

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About Deborah Fuhr 


Previously Deborah Fuhr served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. She also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates. 
 
She has been working with investors, ETF, ETP providers, index providers, exchanges, MMs and APs, regulators, trade associations, custodians, law firms, accounting firms around the world since 1997. 

ETFGI is honored to count as our research and consulting clients some of the leading firms in the ETF Ecosystem around the world as well as some new entrants and firms that are considering entering the ETF, ETP industry. 
 
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