Last week, Asia-Pacific ETP AUM reached USD99.4bn after an increase of 1.7% over the previous week, according to figures released by Deutsche Bank. On a year to date basis, Asia-Pacific ETP market is up by USD7.9bn or 8.6% above last year’s closing.
Asia-Pacific ETP turnover totalled only USD2.5bn during last week, 63% down from the previous week’s total as stock exchanges in China and Taiwan remained closed for entire week and almost all other countries in the region had a shorter trading week due to public holidays. South Korea continues to be on top of the turnover ranking with USD1.4bn, followed by Japan (USD483m), Hong Kong (USD333m), Australia (USD120m), and Singapore (USD106m). Among Equity ETFs, Asia Pac Developed Country, Emerging Country, Leveraged Strategy, and Short Strategy ETFs had total turnover of USD629m, USD616m, USD518m, and USD399m respectively. Under the Commodity asset class, turnover in Gold ETPs totalled USD173m for the last week.
Last week, eight new ETFs were launched in Asia-Pacific region. Mirae Asset MAPS Global Investments listed seven sector ETFs on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Two of these ETFs track the S&P Emerging Asia Consumer Index and the S&P Global Consumer Enterprises Index respectively and remaining five tracks S&P Pan-Asia ex JANZ Large Cap Sector Indices (Financials, Industrials, Materials, Information Technology and Energy respectively). Further, Korea Investment Trust Management listed one Strategy ETF on Korea Stock Exchange tracking KOSPI200 Leveraged Index.