ETF assets in Japan reach new high, says ETFGI

Assets of ETFs and ETPs invested in Japan hit a value of $148bn (€134bn) by the end of June, according to data from research and consultancy firm ETFGI.

This new high level of assets came as ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw assets reach $3.177trn (€2.88trn).

The Japanses ETF/ETP industry had 177 products with 232 listings from 21 providers on two exchanges, as of the end of June. That month alone, net inflows were equivalent to $4.9bn (€4.45bn), with equity products attracting the largest share at $3.56bn. Fixed income products attracted a much smaller share at $14m in net inflows, while commodity products experienced net outflows of $25m.

The biggest providers ranked according to net inflows through June were Nomura AM, Daiwa and Nikko AM. Nomura has been the biggest gatherer of assets on a net basis in the first six months of the year ($7.47bn), followed by Nikko (£3.43bn) and Daiwa ($2.69).


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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