The asset management industry predicted that exchange-trade funds (ETFs) would be a key vehicle by which investors would allocate capital to Asia, according to research conducted by AsianInvestor and Clifford Chance last year.
Twelve months on, the jury is out on this forecast.
Given that asset managers are struggling to beat their indices, investors have been jumping ship and moving into ETFs. According to EPFR data stock market ETFs have absorbed $7.6 billion of investment in the first four months of the year.
However, its not clear much of that is coming to our neck of the woods. As AsianInvestor reported this week, Asia only represents 4% of global ETF assets, and the needle has not moved all that much recently.
In an effort to establish the next big moves and trends in the asset management industry, we invite you to take this year’s Asset Management Survey, in partnership with Clifford Chance.
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Respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the July issue of AsianInvestor magazine to access the survey results.