ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm, reported October 31 that ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan saw net inflows of US$1.93 billion in September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$34.47 billion.
Assets invested in the Japanese ETF/ETP industry have increased by 4.8%, from US$355.09 billion at the end of August, to a record US$372.00 billion, according to ETFGI's September Japanese industry landscape insights report.
As of the end of September, the Japanese industry had 224 ETFs/ETPs, with 259 listings, from 19 providers on 2 exchanges. The Bank of Japan held ETF/ETP assets of US$256 billion.
During September, the Bank of Japan purchased ETF/ETP assets to the value of US$34 billion.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered US$6.12 billion in September, with the TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund gathering US$1.58 billion alone.