iShares Leads Global ETF Industry – Asia Strong

Susan Chan, Head of Asia Pacific iShares at BlackRock

Susan Chan, Head of Asia Pacific iShares at BlackRock

US Asset Manager BlackRock has announced that its iShares business led the global industry by winning $130bn in new flows in 2015.

BlackRock set new growth records in the U.S. ($97 billion vs. $82 billion in 2014) and Europe ($34 billion vs. $20 billion in 2014), and won 42% of flows in both markets. The overall industry expanded at a record-breaking $347bn in 2015.

Susan Chan, Head of Asia Pacific iShares at BlackRock, said: «Across the Asia Pacific region, every type of institution increased usage of iShares – insurers, sovereign wealth funds, asset and wealth managers. Retail demand deepened in our fast- growing Australian business. Asia Pacific investors continued to turn to our two global product lines for liquidity and access to global markets. Asia Pacific investors purchased $12 billion in U.S.- and European-domiciled iShares in 2015.»

She added: «2015 is also the year our domestic Japanese iShares business came of age, with the onshore franchise clearing $2bn in assets for the first time, and our total Japanese franchise hitting $20bn.»

iShares global AUM exceeded $1.1 trillion as of December 31, 2015.


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