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Asia Pacific ETF turnover drops 6.7 per cent


Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 6.7 per cent in the week ending 10 December to USD1,383m, 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 USD252m accounting for 18.2 per cent of total turnover.

Assets under management remained at about the same level at USD 75.1bn. The largest ETF by AUM is the Topix ETF managed by Nomura Asset Management with AUM of USD7.8bn.

There were six new listings, including one cross listing, during the week. Samsung Investment Trust Management launched an ETF on the Korea Stock Exchange tracking the MaekyungFnGuid Core Consumer Index.

Blackrock launched four ETFs tracking S&P/ASX Small Ord. Index, S&P/ASX 20 Index, MSCI Australia 200 and S&P/ASX Dividend Opp. Index on the Australia Stock Exchange.

BOCI – Prudential Asset Management cross listed an ETF on the Taiwan Stock Exchange tracking the SSE 50 China Index.

There are 250 equity based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 346 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 39.34 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 38.45 per cent.

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