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Asia Pacific ETF turnover down 1.3 per cent


Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined by 1.3 per cent to USD1,171m during the week ending 4 June, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.

The largest ETF by turnover was the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker issued by BlackRock with USD217m accounting for 18.5 per cent of total turnover.

Assets under management remained at about the same level at USD59.2bn.

The largest ETF by AUM is the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker managed by BlackRock with AUM of USD6.1bn.

There was one new listing during the week. Deutsche Bank launched the first broad fixed income ETF on the Australian Fixed Income market. The fund tracks the db Australia SSA Bonds TR Index which holds Australian sovereign, sub sovereign and corporate fixed income securities, among others. The fund has been listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and offers access to the market at 25 bps per year.

There are 220 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 308 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 41.87 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 38.15 per cent.

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