Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded funds decreased by USD715m last week and ended at USD123.6bn, according to Deutsche Bank.
On a year-to-date basis, the Asia Pacific ETP market is up by USD32.1bn or 35.1 per cent above last year’s closing.
Asia Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD7bn last week, 12.6 per cent up from the previous week’s total.
South Korea continued to top the turnover ranking with USD2.7bn, followed by China (USD1.6bn), Hong Kong (USD1.4bn), Japan (USD0.6bn), and Taiwan (USD0.3bn).
Among equity ETFs, the emerging country, leveraged strategy, Asia Pacific developed country, and short strategy ETFs had total turnovers of USD3.3bn, USD1.5bn, USD1.1bn, and USD0.7bn respectively. Among the commodity asset class, turnover in gold ETPs totalled USD103m.
Three new ETFs were launched in the Asia Pacific ETP market during last week. E Fund Management listed one equity ETF on Shanghai Stock Exchange offering exposure to Hang Seng China Enterprise Index and Mirae Asset MAPS Global Investments listed one equity ETF on the Korea Stock Exchange tracking KOSPI 200 Covered Call Index. China Asset Management launched one equity ETF on Shenzhen Stock Exchange tracking Hang Seng Index and cross listed one equity ETF on Hong Kong Exchange tracking CSI 300 Index.