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Asia Pacific ETF turnover down 18.3 per cent


Monthly average daily turnover of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds declined 18.3 per cent to USD1,129m during the week ending 17 December, 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 USD200m accounting for 17.8 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 two new listings during the week. BetaShares Capital launched two ETFs on the Australian Securities Exchange tracking the S&P/ASX 200 Financials x-A-Reit Index and S&P/ASX 200 Resources Index, respectively. These two new funds are the first synthetic ETFs in Australia.

There are 252 equity-based ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with 348 listings across 12 countries and 15 exchanges. Japan has the largest market share by AUM accounting for 39.29 per cent of the whole market, whilst China has the largest market share by turnover with 36.14 per cent.

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