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Asia Pacific ETF AUM reaches USD63.15bn


At the end of December 2009 there were 197 exchange-traded funds in Asia Pacific, with 278 listings, assets under management of USD63.15bn from 48 providers on 15 exchanges, according to a report by BlackRock.

In Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), there were 129 ETFs, assets of USD38.52bn, with 207 listings from 44 providers on 13 exchanges at the end of December 2009.

Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF AUM has increased by 62.1 per cent, while the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index is up 68.4 per cent YTD in US dollar terms.

State Street Global Advisors is the largest provider in terms of assets with USD9.72bn in 13 ETFs and 25.2 per cent market share, followed by iShares with USD7.84bn in 13 ETFs and 20.3 per cent market share, and Hang Seng Investment Management in third with USD5.29bn in three ETFs and 13.7 per cent market share.

In Japan, there were 68 ETFs, assets of USD24.63bn, with 71 listings from six providers on two exchanges at the end of December 2009. Japanese ETF AUM has fallen by 10.2 per cent while the MSCI Japan Index is up 5.41 per cent YTD in US dollar terms.

Nomura Asset Management is the largest provider in Japan in terms of assets with USD13.37bn in 30 ETFs and 54.3 per cent market share, followed by Nikko Asset Management with USD5.74bn in ten ETFs and 23.3 per cent market share, and Daiwa Asset Management in third with USD4.93bn in 22 ETFs and 20.0 per cent market share at the end of 2009.

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