This week brings us a report from Cerulli Associates in Singapore on the growing appetite for ETFs in Asia. The firm says Asia-Pacific ETF markets have seen record growth in recent years and are emerging as hotbeds of innovation.
Asia ex-Japan’s ETF assets under management (AUM) increased by 217.6 per cent since 2017 to reach USD422.3 billion in 2021, representing an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.5 per cent over the five-year period, the firm says.
Growth has been seen in the leveraged and inverse ETP product range but CFRA’s Aniket Ullal, Head, ETF Data & Analytics, says that education is needed to ensure that investors understand what they are getting into. “The risk is larger for those retail investors who do not monitor their portfolios regularly and hold these products for extended periods of time. That group may not yet fully understand the mechanics of short and leveraged ETFs,” he says.
Finally, we have an interview this week with new arrivals on the European white labelling scene, Waystone ETFs, Dublin-headquartered and under the leadership of a newly put together team of European ETF veterans, headed by CEO Paul Heffernan with Henry Glynn heading up capital markets and ETF distribution.
Heffernan says: ““We can offer a full spectrum of liquidity solutions for investment strategies all the way through to the ETF wrapper. We are essentially an institutional white label provider, but more than that an open architecture ETF solution.”
The ETF Express US 2022 awards start on the 22nd August when the nominations open to allow members of the ETF industry to nominate their chosen companies for the Service Provider awards’ categories. The chance to nominate ends on the 9th September.
Voting opens for both issuers, based on data provided by Trackinsight, and the short-listed service providers on the 12th September, closing on 30th September.
The US Awards Event will be held at The Metropolitan Club in New York.
ETF Express will be on holiday for the next few weeks, coming back with our weekly newsletter on 19th August, along with the launch of the fourth iteration of our ETF Express US Awards.
Happy holidays everyone.
Beverly Chandler, managing editor, ETF Express
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