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Data provider ETFGI reports that Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP figures reveal that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record high of USD184 billion at the end of January 2018, shattering the previous record of USD170 billion set at the end of 2017.

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by a record USD14.0 billion during January to reach a new high of USD184 billion.  In January 2018, ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) saw net inflows of USD2.72 billion.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD1.6 billion, followed by mixed asset class ETFs/ETPs with USD922 million. During January 2018 assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by USD14.0 billion, or 8.24 per cent. According to ETFGI’s data this growth represents the greatest absolute monthly increase in assets on record. The previous record was set in March 2016, when assets grew by USD12.4 billion.

This record was achieved following three months of sustained net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan). The majority of flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD4.89 billion during January 2018. The Pingan-UOB CSI 300 ETF Index Launched Fund (510390 CH) on its own accounted for net inflows of USD843 million.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD1.60 billion, followed by mixed asset class ETFs/ETPs with USD922 million, and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD777 million, while leveraged ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with USD1.01 billion.
 

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