ETFGI reports that assets invested ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a record high of US$372 billion in September 2019

LONDONOctober 31, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan saw net inflows of US$1.93 billion in September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to $34.47 billion. Assets invested in the Japanese ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 4.8%, from US$355.09 billion at the end of August, to a record US$372.00 billion, according to ETFGI's September 2019 Japanese ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

At the end of September 2019, the Japan ETF/ETP industry had 224 ETFs/ETPs, with 259 listings, from 19 providers on 2 exchanges.

Highlights

  • Assets invested in the Japanese ETF/ETP industry increased to a record $372.00  billion.
  • Assets invested in the Japanese ETF/ETP industry increased by 4.8% in September.
  • During September 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan saw $1.93 billion in net inflows.

 

“The S&P 500® gained 1.9% during September despite slowing economic growth, ongoing trade disputes and a presidential impeachment inquiry. Shifting the focus to the S&P Developed ex-U.S. BMI, the index was up 3.0%, as 23 of 25 countries gained during the month; the highest gainer in the month was Korea (up 6.4%), while Hong Kong continued to decline (down 0.8%). From an Emerging Markets standpoint, the S&P Emerging BMI gained 1.4%, with 15 of the 23 reporting gains. Globally, equities reclaimed prior month losses, gaining 2.1%, as measured by the S&P Global BMI (38 out of 50 countries reporting gains).” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

 

Japan ETF and ETP asset growth as at the end of September 2019

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Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan saw net inflows of $2.73 billion in September 2019, bringing net inflows for the year to September 2019 to $35.19 billion, substantially less than the $54.17 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted in the year to September 2018. Leveraged ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan had net outflows of $2.39 billion in September, bringing outflows for the year to September 2019 to $4.11 billion, less than the $999 million in net outflows leveraged products had in the year to September 2018.

 

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At the end of September 2019, the Bank of Japan held ETF/ETP assets of $256 Bn. During September 2019, the Bank of Japan purchased ETF/ETP assets to the value of $34 Bn.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered $6.122 billion in September, the TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund gathered $1.58 billion alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets September 2019: Japan

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Sep-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Sep-19

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund

1306 JP

  91,016.82

13,613.48

  1,582.31

NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index Exchange Traded Fund

1357 JP

   1,973.70

1,447.96

  1,008.11

MAXIS TOPIX ETF

1348 JP

  12,590.88

2,433.93

     551.24

Listed Index Fund 225

1330 JP

  27,227.35

1,016.93

     487.46

Daiwa ETF NIKKEI 225

1320 JP

  25,163.24

663.43

     396.62

Daiwa ETF TOPIX

1305 JP

  42,844.05

5,726.36

     387.70

Listed Index Fund TOPIX

1308 JP

  41,027.92

6,475.07

     351.81

iShares Core Nikkei 225 ETF

1329 JP

   5,839.32

(284.12)

     274.65

Simplex - Nikkei Average Bear Double Exchange Trade Fund

1360 JP

      362.07

214.39

     144.41

NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Inverse Index ETF

1571 JP

      399.53

321.14

     137.94

NEXT FUNDS JPX-Nikkei Index 400 Exchange Traded Fund

1591 JP

   7,541.73

1,139.68

     130.68

Simplex Nikkei225 Bear -1x ETF

1580 JP

      248.73

148.74

     111.18

TSE REIT ETF

2555 JP

      106.90

104.10

      98.37

Rakuten ETF-Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index

1459 JP

      189.17

125.24

      94.97

NZAM ETF TOPIX Ex-Financials

1596 JP

      370.56

166.29

      91.41

One ETF Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index

2556 JP

        95.73

93.76

      75.00

Listed Index Fund J-REIT - TSE REIT Index- Bi-Monthly Dividend Mini

2552 JP

        86.37

82.88

      73.34

Kokusai S&P500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index ETF

1552 JP

      213.42

150.78

      44.85

NZAM ETF J-REIT Index

1595 JP

   1,871.02

(32.03)

      40.77

Daiwa ETF Japan TOPIX Inverse (-1x) Index

1457 JP

      162.24

58.11

      39.25

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Top 10 ETPs by net inflows in September 2019: Japan

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Sep-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Sep-19

NEXT NOTES HSI Short ETN

2032 JP

3.60

3.57

0.00

NEXT NOTES KOSPI200 Leveraged ETN

2033 JP

4.81

4.21

0.00

NEXT NOTES HSI Leveraged ETN

2031 JP

25.80

24.83

0.00

NEXT NOTES F-KOSPI200 Inverse ETN

2034 JP

13.72

14.12

0.00

NEXT NOTES Nikkei 225 VI Futures Index ETN

2035 JP

20.02

42.64

0.00

NEXT NOTES Nikkei TOCOM Leveraged Gold ETN

2036 JP

28.87

29.67

0.00

NEXT NOTES Nikkei-TOCOM Inverse Gold ETN

2037 JP

4.03

4.00

0.00

NEXT NOTES Nikkei-TOCOM Inverse Crude Oil ETN

2039 JP

49.62

51.85

0.00

NEXT NOTES Nikkei TOCOM Leveraged Crude Oil ETN

2038 JP

263.25

260.40

0.00

NEXT NOTES DJIA PR JPY-Monthly Hedged Leveraged (x2) ETN

2040 JP

54.95

53.60

0.00

 

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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. 
 
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