Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds rose 10.2 per cent to USD1,204m during the week ending 22 October, according to research by Deutsche Bank.
The largest ETF by turnover was the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker issued by BlackRock with USD252m accounting for 20.9 per cent of total turnover.
Assets under management remained at about the same level at USD77.7bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the Topix ETF managed by Nomura Asset Management with AUM of USD10.4bn.
There was one new listing during the week. MAPS Investment Man Co launched a new equity fund listed on the Korea Stock Exchange. The objective of this new product is to track the performance of the stocks that compose Nasdaq 100.
There are 240 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 333 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 40.1 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 38.88 per cent.