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Asia Pacific ETF turnover down 5.4 per cent


Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 5.4 per to USD1,482m in the week ending 3 December, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.

The largest ETF by turnover was the iShares Asia Trust – iShares FTSE/Xinhua A50 China Tracker issued by BlackRock with USD265m accounting for 17.9 per cent of total turnover.

Assets under management rose 1.1 per cent to USD75.1bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the Topix ETF managed by Nomura Asset Management with AUM of USD8.1bn.

There are 245 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 340 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 39.19 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 39.19 per cent.

There was one new listing during the week. Simplex Asset Management launched a new ETF listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange. The objective of this fund is to track the performance of the Jasdaq-top 20.

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