DB-Equity Research-Asia-Pac ETF Market Weekly Review: ETP assets hold on around $100bn, but still under pressure-continued

March 26, 2012--Market Review
All the major Asia-Pacific markets were down last week. From north to south, Japan (Nikkei 225) fell by 1.17%, Korea (KOSPI2) declined by 0.12%, China (CSI 300) was down by 2.69%, Hong Kong (HSI) decreased by 3.04%, Singapore (FSSTI) slipped by 0.68%, and Australia (S&P/ASX 200) dropped by 0.13% over the previous week.
New Launch Review
Last week, only one new product was launched in the Asia-Pacific ETP market. New entrant Canara Robeco listed one Gold ETF on National Stock Exchange (India) tracking domestic price of physical gold.

Turnover Review
Asia-Pacific ETP turnover totaled $5.2bn for the last week, 14.5% down from the previous week’s total. South Korea continues to be on top of the turnover ranking with $1.6bn, followed by China ($1.4bn), Hong Kong ($1.3bn), Japan ($0.5bn), and Taiwan ($0.1bn). Among Equity ETFs, Emerging Country, Asia Pac Developed Country, Leveraged Strategy, and Short Strategy ETFs had total turnover of $2.6bn, $0.8bn, $0.7bn and $0.5bn respectively. Under the Commodity asset class, turnover in Gold ETPs totaled $113m for the last week.

Assets Under Management Review
Last week, Asia-Pacific ETP AUM declined by $0.7bn and ended at $99.9bn. On a year to date basis, Asia-Pacific ETP market is up by $8.4bn or 9.2% above last year’s closing.

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Source: Deutsche Bank - Equity Research - Asia Pacific

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