Asia-Pacific ETF Industry - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Asia Pacific ETF Industry is segmented based on ETF types (Equity ETF, Fixed Income ETF, Real Estate ETF, Commodity ETF, Currency ETF, Specialty ETF) and by Country - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020-2025).

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific ETF Industry (2020-2025)
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.5 %

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Market Overview

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is now firmly fixated on the minds of global asset managers as a target market and for good reason. Out of the region’s unprecedented economic boom has emerged an upwardly mobile and dynamic urban middle class. In China alone, nearly 400 million people are defined as being middle class, while investable assets in the country are projected to reach USD 31.8 trillion by 2021. Throughout APAC, there is also a flourishing HNWI (high-net-worth-individual) population more substantial than North America, worth around USD 21.6 trillion.

Assets invested in APAC domiciled ETFs have experienced strong growth over the last three years. New types of ETF products are finding favor across APAC too. Fixed-income ETFs having accumulated sizeable investor inflows globally are now becoming increasingly popular in the region due to their liquidity, transparency and risk diversification.

A growing number of European UCITS ETF issuers are increasingly looking to tap into the burgeoning APAC investor market, especially in jurisdictions where other UCITS products are already purchased widely by local allocators. A number of major markets including Hong Kong do not have a fee-based distribution model, so distributors who are often retail or private banks have limited incentive to sell ETFs to clients.

Scope of the Report

An understanding of the APAC ETF industry, regulatory environment, ETF providers and their business models, along with detailed market segmentation, product types, revenues and dividends, current market trends, changes in market dynamics, and growth opportunities. In-depth analysis of the market size and forecast for the various segments.

Types of ETFs
Fixed Income ETFs
Equity ETFs
Commodity ETFs
Currency ETFs
Real Estate ETFs
Specialty ETFs
By Country
Hong Kong
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

ETFs in APAC region

Assets under management (AUM) in APAC ETFs stood at USD 589 billion in June 2019, having more than doubled in size from December 2015 when industry-wide AUM was at USD 249 billion. Of this, the majority of the region’s assets (USD 352 billion) reside in ETFs domiciled in Japan, fuelled by the massive ETF purchase program by the country’s Central Bank.

Taiwan’s fixed income ETF market has amassed more than USD 16 billion, overtaking South Korea on an AuM basis. Taiwan’s fixed income ETF market, which tracks mostly US Treasuries and China policy financial debt, emerged more by regulatory quirk than design. 


Fund Flow to ETFs in APAC compared to other regions

Despite the impressive AuM growth, APAC ETFs still only account for 10.7% of the global USD 5.49 trillion in ETF assets. A large percentage of the world’s ETFs are located in APAC. Of the 6,736 ETFs listed worldwide, 1,466 (21.8 %) are domiciled in APAC owing to the fragmented nature of the region’s markets and their relative development, at least when benchmarked against the US.


Competitive Landscape

The report includes an overview of ETF operating companies across the region. We wish to present detailed profiling of a few major companies which cover product offerings, regulations governing them, their headquarters, and financial performance. Currently, some of the major players dominating the market are listed below.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Insihgts on ETF distribution channels

    3. 4.3 Technology Adoption of the Business Landscape

    4. 4.4 Global ETF Issuers - Their Presence in APAC

    5. 4.5 Industry Policies And Government Regulations

    6. 4.6 Market Drivers

    7. 4.7 Market Restraints

    8. 4.8 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    9. 4.9 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.9.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.9.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.9.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.9.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.9.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    10. 4.10 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Types of ETFs

      1. 5.1.1 Fixed Income ETFs

      2. 5.1.2 Equity ETFs

      3. 5.1.3 Commodity ETFs

      4. 5.1.4 Currency ETFs

      5. 5.1.5 Real Estate ETFs

      6. 5.1.6 Specialty ETFs

    2. 5.2 By Country

      1. 5.2.1 Singapore

      2. 5.2.2 Malaysia

      3. 5.2.3 Hong Kong

      4. 5.2.4 China

      5. 5.2.5 Taiwan

      6. 5.2.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Market Competition Overview (Market Concentration And M&A Deals)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Nomura Asset Management Co Ltd

      2. 6.2.2 Nikko Asset Management

      3. 6.2.3 Daiwa Asset Management

      4. 6.2.4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

      5. 6.2.5 iShares - BlackRock

      6. 6.2.6 Samsung Asset Management

      7. 6.2.7 State Street

      8. 6.2.8 Fortune SG Fund Management

      9. 6.2.9 China Asset Management

      10. 6.2.10 Yuanta*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific ETF Industry market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific ETF Industry is growing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the next 5 years.

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd., Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, iShares - BlackRock are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific ETF Industry.

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