Japanese ETFs/ETPs Net Inflows Reached $36.4 Billion In 3Q15

LONDON — October 21, 2015 — ETFs and ETPs listed in the Japan have gathered a record 36.4 billion US dollars in net new assets as of the end of Q3 2015. Although September was another roller coaster ride for investors they allocated US$7.5 billion in net new assets to ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan during the month, according to ETFGI’s Japanese ETF and ETP insights report for September 2015.

Japanese ETFs/ETPs gathered $36.4 billion in net new assets at the end of 3Q15

In the first three quarters of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$250.5 Bn marking a 26% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached US$145.4 Bn, which is 7.8% higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$61.6 Bn, representing a 30% increase on the record set YTD through end of September 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 143% on the record set last year, standing at US$36.4 Bn at the end of September 2015.

“Uncertainty on China and when the Fed will raise interest rates continues to weigh the markets and  investor sentiment.  The S&P 500 decreased 2.6% in September, and is down 6.7% year to date.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

The Japanese ETF and ETP industry had 165 ETFs/ETPs, with 220 listings, assets of US$123 Bn, from 21 providers listed on 2 exchanges at the end of September.

In September 2015, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$7.5 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$6.3 Bn, fixed income ETFs/ETPs had net zero flows for the month while commodity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$51 Mn.

YTD through the end of September 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$36.4 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$29.5 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$730 Mn and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$47 Mn.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$5.1 Bn, followed by Mitsubishi UFJ with US$837 Mn and Daiwa with US$760 Mn net inflows.

Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$18.3 Bn, followed by Nikko AM with US$6.7 Bn and Daiwa with US$4.2 Bn net inflows.

Please visit our website to find ETFGI Press Releases on ETF/ETP industry trends, daily postings of some of the top articles from financial publications around the world in the Industry News tab, details of upcoming Events, monthly videos on industry trends in Views, our twitter feed @deborahfuhr , and to use our directory of firms in the ETF Ecosystem. Join the discussions on our ETF Network group on Linkedin

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