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).