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Asia Pacific ETF turnover down 3.2 per cent


Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 3.2 per cent to USD1,567m during the week ending 26 November, 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 USD283m accounting for 18.1 per cent of total turnover.

Assets under management declined 1.7 per cent to USD74.3bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the Topix ETF managed by Nomura Asset Management with AUM of USD8.5bn.

There were two new listings during the week. Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Mg lunched its fifth equity ETP product, the first tracking MSCI Kokusai, Maxis Global Equity (MSCI Kokusai) ETF, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Krung Thai Asset Management listed its first Equity ETP on the Thailand Stock Exchange, tracking the CSI 300 Index.

There are 244 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 338 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 39.75 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 40.23 per cent.

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