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Three new listings for Asia Pacific ETF market


There were three new listings in the Asia Pacific exchange-traded fund market during the week ending 20 August, a report by Deutsche Bank shows.

HDFC Asset Management listed its first ever ETF on the National Stock Exchange, India, becoming the eighth provider in India to offer a fund tracking gold.

Nomura Asset Management listed two ETFs on the Osaka Stock Exchange, Japan, both of which aim to deliver exposure to well-established US benchmarks.

Monthly average daily turnover remained at about the same level during the week at USD860m. The largest ETF by turnover was the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker, issued by BlackRock with USD172m, accounting for 20 per cent of total turnover.

Assets under management also remained at about the same level at USD63.4bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker managed by BlackRock with AUM of USD6.7bn.

There are 230 equity-based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 323 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM, accounting for 38.36 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 40.05 per cent.

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