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Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP assets reach a new high of USD191bn at the end of November


ETFs and ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered net inflows of USD6.17 billion during November with total assets increasing 5.69 per cent during November, from USD181 billion at the end of September, to USD191 billion, according to ETFGI’s November 2018 Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.

Most countries in the region saw strong positive inflows, with Taiwan and South Korea leading.
“While trade talks continue to make noise in the headlines, the very real prospect of slowing global growth appears to be filtering into market sentiment. A seemingly more reposed approach to monetary policy along with the China-US trade truce provided enough of a tailwind to lift US markets to finish in the green by the end of November, with the S&P 500 gaining 2.04 per cent over the month bringing the year-to-date gain to 5.11 per cent. Apart from the Eurozone, where various domestic issues continue to dominate, most developed markets closed the month with marginal gains, the S&P developed ex-US BMI was up 0.17 per cent in November with year-to-date declines of 9.66 per cent. EM and Frontier markets bounced back from the October fall, finishing up 4.61 per cent and 1.94 per cent respectively, softening year-to-date declines to 11.15 per cent and 8.95 per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.

At the end of November 2018, the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 1,379 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,532 listings, assets of USD191 billion, from 139 providers listed on 17 exchanges. Following net inflows of USD6.17 billion and market moves during the month, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by 5.69 per cent, from USD181 billion at the end of October 2018, to USD191 billion.

Equity-based ETFs/ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) attracted net inflows of USD3.85 billion in November, growing net inflows for 2018 to USD32.32 billion, substantially greater than the USD1.11 billion in net inflows at this point last year. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed in The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) saw net inflows of USD1.89 billion, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD10.73 billion, greater than the USD20 million  in net inflows at this point last year. 

A large proportion of inflows during November can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD5.68 billion. The SSE 10 Year Term Local T Bond ETF Fund (511270 CH) gathered USD780 million, the largest net inflow in November. 

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