Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined by 22.3 per cent in the quarter ended 30 June 2010, totalling USD780m on 9 July, according to Deutsche Bank.
The largest ETF by turnover was the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker issued by BlackRock with USD150m accounting for 19.3 per cent of total turnover.
Assets under management declined four per cent in the previous week compared to last quarter. AUM as of 9 July was USD63.3bn.
The largest ETF by AUM is the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker managed by BlackRock with AUM of USD7.0bn.
There are 225 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 313 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 40.87 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 36.52 per cent.
During the week Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management listed four commodity ETFs on Japan’s Tokyo stock exchange which track precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium.