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Asia Pacific ex Japan ETFs suffered net outflows of USD1.2billion in November, says ETFGI


ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan suffered net outflows of USD1.2 billion in November 2015, according to the latest figures released by ETFGI. 

The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 772 ETFs/ETPs, with 916 listings, assets of USD116 billion, from 115 providers on 17 exchanges in 13 countries at the end of November 2015, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP insights report for November 2015 (click here to see ETFGI’s chart for trends in assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan).
In the first eleven months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of USD319.3 billion marking a 15 per cent increase over the prior record set during the first eleven months of 2014. In the United States net inflows reached USD201.7billion, which is 5 per cent higher than the prior record set last year, in Canada net inflows at USD11.4 billion are up 10.7 per cent over the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to USD72.6 billion, representing a 18 per cent increase on the record set YTD through end of November 2014.  In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 210 per cent on the prior record set in 2013, standing at USD33.7 billion at the end of November 2015.
“Global markets were mostly down in November, developed markets outside the US declined 1 per cent, emerging markets ended down 3 per cent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended up less than 1 per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
In November 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan suffered net outflows of USD1.2 billion.  Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with USD1.4 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD120 million, while commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD76 million.
YTD through end of November 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of USD1.9 billion.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD4.1 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD540 million, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD4.7 billion YTD.
Smartshares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in November with USD315 million, followed by HSBC/Hang Seng with USD280 million and SPDR ETFs with USD273 million net inflows.
HSBC/Hang Seng gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with USD6.0 billion, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD2.8 billion and Mirae Horizons with USD1.6 billion net inflows.

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