Asia ETPs/ETFs raise record amounts

Exchange-traded funds and products (ETFs/ETPs) listed in the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region gathered a record level of US$7.09 billion in net new assets in the first quarter of the year, reports ETFGI, the specialist research firm.  The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP region had 824 ETFs/ETPs, with 965 listings, assets of $121 billion, from 114 providers listed in 18 exchanges in 14 countries at the end of Q1, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s March 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.