Japan ETFs/ETPs Gather $2.48 Billion Net Inflows in February

Japan listed exchange traded funds and exchange traded products gathered net inflows of US$2.48 billion in February 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

In the first two months of 2016 ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered a record level of US$9.24 billion. ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered net inflows for 3 consecutive months.

The ETF industry in Japan 170 ETFs/ETPs, with 225 listings, assets of US$131 billion, from 21 providers on listed 2 exchanges at the end of February 2016.

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI, said February was another volatile month for equity markets.

“The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%,” Fuhr said. “Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.”