Taiwan ETF explosion: ETFs now account for 10% of TWSE turnover

The Taiwan Stock Exchange announced today that since the Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) adjusted regulations to allow the listing of more diverse exchange-traded products in 2014, Taiwan’s ETF market has grown rapidly and now accounts for 10% of total turnover on the TWSE, compared to only 1.9% in 2014.

Sush-der Lee, TWSE

Sush-der Lee, TWSE

As of the end of May 2016, more than USD $7.64 billion was invested in the 46 ETFs listed on the TWSE, including 18 leveraged and inverse ETFs, as well as ETFs tracking foreign markets such as the United States, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and India.

The number of ETFs listed on the TWSE will grow to 49 by the end of June 2016, following the listing of the Yuanta EURO STOXX 50 ETF and the Yuanta Nikkei 225 ETF today (15 June) and the expected listing of the Fubon Nasdaq-100 ETF on 17 June.

TWSE Chairman Sush-der Lee said:

In just a few short years, Taiwan has emerged as a truly global ETF market. Investors are able to trade many of the world’s major indexing products – a prospect that is attractive to both professional and occasional investors. The growing availability of more complex products, such as inverse and leveraged ETFs are also providing more investment alternatives for experienced investors.

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