ETFs are increasingly gaining investors’ attention in recent years due to their tradability feature like a stock and associated low costs. In Hong Kong and Singapore, for instance, nearly half of the ETFs traded on the exchange are listed in 2009 and 2010. ETF launches in China have also increased significantly, with around 75% of them listed over the past year. The spurt of new launches over a short span of time signifies the huge potential of ETFs in Asia, as more and more providers turn to this region for growth.
ETFs are relatively new to the Asian markets, with less than 90 listed on both Hong Kong and Singapore exchanges. However, based on the recent growth trajectory, ETFs look set to take Asia by storm.
Number of ETF launched
Total number of ETF
*data as at 31 July 2011
Prompted by the increasing awareness of ETFs in Asia, Morningstar is proud to present the ‘Morningstar ETF Intelligence 2011’ in major cities of Asia, where investors can learn more about ETFs. These events are brought to you by Blackrock iShares as part of their educational initiatives.
“Morningstar ETF Intelligence 2011” will be held in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Taiwan and Singapore. Delegates can look forward to some of the insights shared by industry professionals, including market outlook, investment strategies revolving around these products, ETF selection and identifying its risks et cetera.
While “Morningstar ETF Intelligence 2011” is an exclusive event for institutional investors, individual investors are kindly invited to visit our websites for more information and updates.