ETFGI’s analysis finds ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific gathered US$1.2 billion in net new assets in July, which pushed assets in the Asia Pacific ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$103.3 billion, surpassing the prior record of US$96.7 billion set at the end of June 2014.
The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 543 ETFs/ETPs, with 676 listings, from 97 providers listed on 15 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end July 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.
The ETF/ETP industries in Europe, in Japan and globally have gathered record levels of YTD NNA at US$42.7 Bn, US$14.9 Bn and US$160.5 Bn, respectively. New record highs in assets were reached at the end of July by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with US$66 Bn, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with US$103 Bn and Japan with US$91.5 Bn.
"In July investors invested the majority of new money into equity exposures as investor confidence was positive through most of month. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high during July but ended the month down 1% as market were rattled at the very end of the month by the situations in the Ukraine and Gaza and a poor start to the U.S. earnings season. Developed markets outside the US ended the month down 2%, while emerging markets gained 2%, Asia was up 5% and frontier markets were up 4% in July." according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
In July 2014 in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$1.21 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1.42 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$3 Mn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$41 Mn.
CSOP/China Southern gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with US$885 Mn, followed by Bosera AM with US$356 Mn and iShares with US$355 Mn net inflows.