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Asia Pacific ETF assets reach new high in August


Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high of USD103.7 billion at the end of August 2014, according to figures from ETFGI.

The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 548 ETFs/ETPs, with 680 listings, from 96 providers listed on 15 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end August 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

New record highs in assets were reached at the end of August by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with USD67.9 billion, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with USD103.7 billion, Europe with USD477.4 billion, the US with USD1.91trn and globally with USD2.70trn.
YTD NNA flows reached record levels for the ETF/ETP industries in Japan at USD16.5 billion, Europe at USD50.4 billion, the US at USD107.3 billion and globally at USD185.0 billion
In August 2014, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD167 million. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD124 million, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD114 million, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of USD1 million.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with USD705 million, followed by CSOP/China Southern with USD660 million, Bosera with USD334 million, Mirae with USD217 million and SPDR ETFS with USD209 million in net inflows in August.

SPDR ETFs is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with USD14.5 billion, reflecting 14.0 per cent market share, iShares is second with USD11.2 billion and 10.8 per cent market share, followed by Samsung AM with USD9.2 billion and 8.8 per cent market share.
The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 96, account for 33.6 per cent of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP assets, while the remaining 93 providers each have less than nine per cent market share.

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