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Asia Pacific ETF AUM down 1.9 per cent


Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 1.9 per cent to USD61.4bn in the week ending 14 December, according to Deutsche Bank.

The largest ETF by AUM is the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker, managed by Blackrock Fund Advisors (formerly BGI), with AUM of USD6.4bn.

Monthly average daily turnover rose 7.3 per cent to USD1,206m. The largest ETF by turnover was the China 50 ETF issued by China Asset Management with USD339m accounting for 28.1 per cent of total turnover.

There are 197 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 256 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 41.53 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 53.37 per cent.

There were two new listings during the week. Simplex Asset Management listed one new equity ETF in Tokyo Stock Exchange and China Southern Fund Management listed one new equity ETF in Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

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