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Asia Pacific ETF turnover drops 5.9 per cent


Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 5.9 per cent to USD962m in week ending 23 November, according to research by Deutsche Bank.

The largest ETF by turnover was the China 50 ETF issued by China Asset Management with USD263m accounting for 27.4 per cent of total turnover.

Assets under management declined 1.9 per cent to USD59.9bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker, managed by BGI, with AUM of USD6.5bn.

There are 193 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 252 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 39.39 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 48.01 per cent.

During the week Barclays Global Investors listed five new ETFs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange: the iShares CSI A-Share Infrastructure Index ETF; iShares CSI 300 A-Share Index ETF; iShares CSI A-Share Energy Index ETF; iShares CSI A-Share Financials Index ETF; and iShares CSI A-Share Materials Index ETF.

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