Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 7.8 per cent to USD686m in the week ending 15 March, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.
The largest ETF by turnover was the China 50 ETF issued by China Asset Management with USD139m accounting for 20.3 per cent of total turnover.
There are 206 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 283 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 41.41 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 35.38 per cent.
There was one new listing in the last week. Deutsche Bank listed the first Ucits III ETF on MSCI Indonesia on Singapore Stock Exchange. The fund, which offers the cheapest option to the Indonesian Market, became the third fund tracking the Indonesian Economy. The other two peers are listed in the US and in Indonesia itself.
AUM remained at about the same level at USD60.4bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the Topix ETF managed by Nomura Asset Management with AUM of USD6.3bn.