China and Japan dominate fund flows

Added 15th June 2015

China and Japan dominate fund flows

Resurgent markets and easy monetary policies in China and Japan helped drive new inflows, with China representing $30.9bn, almost the same as Japan with $30.8bn.


Looking at asset classes, concern over volatility likely contributed to the robust capital flows into mixed flexible (mixed asset) products, which accounted for $27.4bn in capital flows. A major portion of that total was from China, the firm said.

Flows into Asia-Pacific bonds continued to be strong ($13.5bn) despite the widespread uncertainty over market reaction to the US interest rate hike expected this year. 

Other funds, including alternative and guaranteed products, raised close to $3bn during the first quarter, the firm said.

However, Asia-Pacific equity had close to $5bn in net redemptions.


China and Japan also dominated at the product level. The China-based SWS MU SW Industry Index Fund was the bestseller in the region during the first quarter, collecting $2.6bn.

The asset manager, SWS MU Fund Management, is a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Shenyin & Wanguo Securities.

Two Japan-focused ETFs, Nomura Topix Exchange Traded Fund and the Nikko Nikkei Listed Index Fund 225 also had significant inflows.



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