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Asia Pacific ETF AUM drops by five per cent


Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds fell by five per cent in the week ending 6 August to USD64.9bn, research by Deutsche Bank shows.

The largest ETF by AUM is the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker managed by BlackRock with AUM of USD6.7bn.

Monthly average daily turnover rose 1.6 per cent to USD857m.

The largest ETF by turnover was the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker issued by BlackRock with USD196m accounting for 22.8 per cent of total turnover.

There was one new listing during the week. Maps Investment Management listed a commodity ETF on the Korea Stock Exchange which tracks the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Enhanced Index.

There are 228 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 321 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM, accounting for 39.16 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 36.66 per cent.

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