The nation’s regulator aims to develop and expand the local ETF market further but has its work cut out to solve the problems constraining asset owner involvement.
Senior executives from some of the region's leading firms shared their views on exchange-traded funds at our Insurance Investment Forum in Hong Kong.
At the Inside ETFs Asia forum, index providers and portfolio managers said fixed income ETFs were becoming more popular but Axa highlighted the issues still holding them back.
Citi and Goldman Sachs are vying to secure a bigger share of dealing in the huge and fast-growing ETF market fuelled by strong institutional demand. This should help asset owners.
Expectations of further ETF delistings in the region would point to a maturing industry, the consultancy argues. It still sees the growing market as up for grabs.
Exchange-traded fund assets in Asia have grown 20% in the past three quarters, to the detriment of mutual funds, says State Street.