ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a new record high of US$415.70 billion at the end of May 2020

 

LONDON — June 18, 2020 — 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 gathered net inflows of US$7.60 billion during May, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$41.51 billion a record level of year to date net inflows.  Assets invested in the Japanese ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 8.8%, from US$382.21 billion at the end of April, to US$415.70 billion at the end of May to reach a new record high, according to ETFGI's May 2020 Japanese ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a new record of $415.70 billion at the end of May.
  • Year-to-date net inflows of $41.51 Bn are the highest on record
  • Bank of Japan owns $293 billion or 70.43% of the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan. 
     

“The S&P 500 gained 4.8% in May and remains only 5.0% down from its level at the beginning of the year, as markets anticipated relief from a COVID-19-driven economic slowdown.   Developed markets outside the U.S. were also up 4.8% for the month with Sweden (up 9.9%) and Germany (up 9.2%) the top performers, while Hong Kong (down 7.7%), was the only market to be down for the month due to recent political turmoil.  Emerging markets lagged during the month, gaining 1.3% as the economic impact of virus shutdowns remains somewhat more uncertain compared to developed regions.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Japan ETF and ETP asset growth as at the end of May 2020

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At the end of May 2020, the Japanese ETFs/ETPs industry had 211 ETFs/ETPs, with 245 listings, from 19 providers on
2 exchanges.

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered net inflows of $7.53 Bn during May, bringing net inflows for the year to $36.09 Bn, which is higher than the $18.19 Bn in net inflows equity products had at this point in 2019. Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered net inflows of $171 Mn during May, bringing net inflows for the year to $2.14 Bn, much higher than the $64 Mn in net outflows commodity products had YTD in 2019. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan saw net inflows of $100 Mn during May 2020, taking net outflows for the year to May 2020 to $71 Mn, lower than the $58 Mn in net inflows Fixed Income products attracted at this point in 2019. 

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At the end of May 2020, the Bank of Japan held ETFs/ETPs assets of $293 Bn. During May 2020, Bank of Japan purchased ETF/ETP assets to the value of $4 Bn. 

 

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $9.53 Bn during May, the TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund (1306 JP) gathered $3.75 Bn alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets May 2020: Japan

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 May-20

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-20

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 May-20

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund

1306 JP

108,781

14,050

3,746

Daiwa ETF TOPIX 

1305 JP

51,499

6,958

1,774

Listed Index Fund TOPIX

1308 JP

49,564

7,221

1,504

MAXIS TOPIX ETF

1348 JP

14,245

2,010

432

NEXT NOTES Nikkei TOCOM Leveraged Crude Oil ETN - Acc

2038 JP

1,305

1,282

392

NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index Exchange Traded Fund - Acc

1357 JP

2,462

(86)

358

iShares Core TOPIX ETF

1475 JP

3,240

609

269

MAXIS NIKKEI225 ETF

1346 JP

13,188

41

256

NEXT FUNDS JPX-Nikkei Index 400 Exchange Traded Fund

1591 JP

7,913

620

98

Simplex WTI Crude Oil Price Linked ETF

1671 JP

1,067

1,167

92

NEXT FUNDS NOMURA Crude Oil Long Index Linked ETF

1699 JP

785

973

85

NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Inverse Index ETF

1571 JP

676

401

82

iShares Core Japan Government Bond ETF

2561 JP

81

81

77

Simplex - Nikkei Average Bear Double Exchange Trade Fund - Acc

1360 JP

382

(24)

67

NZAM ETF Nikkei 225

2525 JP

715

187

62

NZAM ETF TOPIX

2524 JP

574

233

54

MAXIS JPX-Nikkei Index 400 ETF

1593 JP

3,802

130

51

NEXT FUNDS Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index ETF

1343 JP

3,029

310

48

One ETF TOPIX - Acc

1473 JP

1,817

68

43

Daiwa ETF Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index - Acc

1488 JP

1,155

250

38

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Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs/ETPs during May.

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