Asia-Pacific ETP AUM declined by USD1.7bn and ended at USD97.8bn last week, according to figures released by Deutsche Bank. On a year to date basis, Asia-Pacific ETP market is up by USD6.3bn or 6.9% above last year’s closing.
Asia-Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD4.3bn for the last week, 10.6% down from the previous week’s total. South Korea continues to be on top of the turnover ranking with USD2.1bn, followed by Japan (USD0.8bn), China (USD0.7bn), Hong Kong (USD0.4bn), and Taiwan (USD0.1bn). Among Equity ETFs, Emerging Country, Asia Pac Developed Country, Leveraged Strategy, and Short Strategy ETFs had total turnover of USD1.6bn, USD0.9bn, USD1bn and USD0.5bn respectively. Under the Commodity asset class, turnover in Gold ETPs totaled USD85m for the last week.
Last week, three new products were launched in the Asia-Pacific ETP market. Simplex Asset Management Co Ltd listed two ETFs tracking Topix Leveraged (2x) Index and the Topix Inverse (-1x) Index, respectively. These ETFs were listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Guotai Asset Management Co Ltd launched one equity ETF on Shenzen Exchange tracking SZSE Small and Mid Cap Enterprises 300 Price Index.