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Asia Pacific ETF turnover up 6.5 per cent

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Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds rose by 6.5 per cent to USD752m during the week ending 12 April, according to research by Deutsche Bank.

The largest ETF by turnover was the China 50 ETF issued by China Asset Management with USD164m accounting for 21.8 per cent of total turnover

The first quarter of 2010 marked a record in product offerings reaching 37 new listings. Increased listing activity has remained strong after the end of Q1, with the last three weeks unfolding a new and diverse range of 22 ETFs arriving to the Asia Pacific market.

Deutsche Bank listed a suite of 11 Ucits III ETFs tracking China’s CSI country and sector benchmarks on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and two money market funds on the Singapore Stock Exchange. MAPS IM listed two pioneer funds following short and leveraged strategies on Korea’s flagship benchmark Kospi 200.

New entrant Australian Index Investment added four more Australian sector ETFs to its offering on ASX.

Samsung Investment Trust and Hanwha Investment Trust listed one ETF each on the Korea Stock Exchange.

There are 225 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 300 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 41.75 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 32.67 per cent.

Assets under management rose 5.3 per cent to USD 63.5bn as of 12 April. The largest ETF by AUM is the Topix ETF managed by Nomura Asset Management with AUM of USD6.5bn.

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