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Asia-Pac ETP assets near all-time highs despite USD1.1bn outflows in February


Asia-Pacific ETP AUM ended at USD102.1bn last week, according to Deutsche Bank’s latest weekly review of the sector. On a year to date basis, Asia-Pacific ETP market is up by USD10.6bn or 11.6% above last year’s closing.

The Asia-Pacific ETP market recorded monthly cash outflows of USD1.1bn for the month of February for the first time since November 2010. From a market perspective, ETPs in Taiwan led the outflows with USD626m, followed by Japan with USD581m, while India witnessed USD115mn of inflows. Total monthly outflows were primarily contributed by Equity ETFs with USD1.3bn of outflows, partially offset by USD117m of inflows in Fixed Income ETFs with Sovereign exposure. Within Equity products, Asia Pac Developed Country, Emerging Country and Sector ETFs recorded USD789m, USD433m and USD138m of outflows.

Asia-Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD5.7bn for last week, 2.6% down from the previous week’s total. China climbed to the top of the turnover ranking with USD1.6bn, followed by South Korea (USD1.5bn), Hong Kong (USD1.2bn), Japan (USD1bn), and Singapore (USD0.2bn). Among Equity ETFs, Emerging Country, Asia Pac Developed Country, Leveraged Strategy, and Short Strategy ETFs had total turnover of USD2.7bn, USD1.3bn, USD0.7bn and USD0.4bn respectively. Under the Commodity asset class, turnover in Gold ETPs totalled USD262m.

Last week, Kiwoom Asset Management made its debut with one Equity ETF listed on Korea Stock Exchange offering exposure to Kospi 100 Index.

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