Australian investors increasingly turning to fixed income ETFs 

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Bond ETFs are transforming how Australian investors access fixed income markets by bringing convenience and transparency to a historically hard-to-access asset class. At BlackRock, we see investors increasingly turning to fixed income ETFs for their rich diversity of exposures and good value. In June 2019, bond ETF assets topped $1 trillion USD globally. In Australia, […]

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ETFs continue to soar in Australia and globally: BlackRock predicts global bond ETF assets to double to US$2 trillion by 2024

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In a year plagued with market volatility risks, investors have continued to look to exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) to access liquidity and diversify risk. According to Christian Obrist, Head of iShares Australasia, Australia’s ETF growth has not only been driven by investors’ desire for exposure to global equities, but also the desire for exposure to bonds, […]

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US ETF industry gets more active

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Relaxation of disclosure regulations in the United States could see the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) market, especially actively managed ETFs, expand rapidly in the US and in Australia, according to locally-based global equities manager Antipodes Partners. Last week the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission provided conditional approval to allow active ETFs in the US […]

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Australian ETF market grows amid challenging investment environment

Australians have over $40 billion of their savings invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) according to the latest figures released by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). While volatile markets resulted in a slight decrease in total ETF funds under management through the fourth quarter of 2018, inflows across the calendar year saw the market grow […]

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Australian ETF industry thriving despite sharemarket decline: BetaShares October 2018 Australian ETF Review 

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Australia’s ETF industry has recorded its highest ever trading value in October, with $3.9bn in value traded according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – October 2018. Dramatic sharemarket falls caused the Australian ETF industry to drop 3.2% in October (equating to $1.3B), lowering total FUM to $40.8bn. Impressively, however, net flows into the industry were […]

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Diversification fuels continued cash flow: ETF investors undeterred by market volatility

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The Australian ETF market attracted $1.8 billion in new cash flows in the third quarter of 2018, the highest quarterly cash flows for the year to date, according to Vanguard’s September quarter ETF report. Overall ETF industry AUM grew $3.4 billion over the quarter to just over $42 billion. For the year to 30 September, international […]

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Vanguard expands ETF line-up offering low cost access to International Infrastructure and Global Small Companies

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Vanguard Australia has announced the upcoming launch of two new exchange traded funds (ETFs), offering investors exposure to International Small Companies and Global Listed Infrastructure, and further building out the firm’s range of broadly diversified low-cost ETFs. The Vanguard Global Infrastructure Index ETF (ASX:VBLD) and the Vanguard MSCI International Small Companies Index ETF (ASX:VISM), will […]

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CPD: Listed investment trusts – a listed growth story

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Led by exchange traded funds (ETFs), listed investments have experienced significant growth over the last decade, a period which coincides with the end of the global financial crisis (GFC). In this article, GSFM examines a growing sub-sector of listed investments, the Listed Investment Trusts (LITs) and compares LITs to other investment structures. In the 12 […]

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Australian ETF industry breaks $40 billion barrier: BetaShares August 2018 Australian ETF Review

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Australia’s ETF industry has reached a new record high of $41.5 billion in funds under management (FUM) after an impressive month of growth, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – August 2018. August saw the industry’s FUM grow by a significant 3.7% (or $1.5b), two thirds of which was driven by asset appreciation, and the […]

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Invest in Kylie Jenner’s success

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Kylie Jenner and ETFs – two things you never thought you’d hear in the same sentence. Australian investors have had limited exposure to stocks shares such as Shopify, the e-commerce platform which powered the launch of Kylie’s makeup line. Shopify is in the top 10 holdings of WCM Quality Global Growth Fund (ASX: WCMQ), an […]

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