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Asia-Pac ETF market added USD519m cash inflows in November amid volatile equity markets


The Asia-Pacific ETP market collected monthly cash inflows of USD519m during the month of November and year to date net inflows reached to USD18.5bn, according to Deutsche Bank. From a market perspective, ETPs in Japan led the inflows with USD211m, followed by Hong Kong with USD186m, and China USD147m.

Total monthly flows were primarily contributed by Equity ETFs with USD588m of inflows. Within Equity products, Emerging Country, Leveraged Strategy and Asia Pac Developed Country ETFs recorded USD281m, USD249m and USD241m of inflows, partially offset by outflows of USD130m from Short Strategy ETFs.

Asia-Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD5.5bn for last week, 30.4% down from the previous week’s total and 16.1% up from last year’s weekly average. South Korea continues to be on top of the turnover ranking with USD2.7bn, followed by China (USD1.1bn), Hong Kong (USD0.8bn), Japan (USD0.6bn), and Taiwan (USD0.1bn). Among Equity ETFs, Emerging Country, Leveraged Strategy, Short Strategy, and Asia Pac Developed Country ETFs had total turnover of USD2.2bn, USD1.3bn, USD0.9bn and USD0.8bn respectively. Under the Commodity asset class, turnover in Gold ETPs totalled USD104m, 24.4% down from last week.

Last week, Asia-Pacific ETP AUM reached USD91.5bn after a decrease of 1.5% over the previous week. On a year to date basis, Asia-Pacific ETP market is USD7.3bn or 8.7% above last year’s closing.

Three new products were launched in the Asia-Pacific ETP market during last week. Blackrock listed two Fixed Income ETFs on Singapore Exchange tracking Barclays Capital Asia USD High Yield Diversified Credit Bond Index and Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Short Duration Bond Index respectively. E Fund Management listed one Equity ETF on Shenzhen Stock Exchange tracking GEM Index (Growth Enterprise Market).

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