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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Australian ETF industry reaches all-time highs according to BetaShares May 2018 Australian ETF Review  

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Australia’s ETF industry continued its upwards trajectory in May, reaching a record high of $38.4 billion in funds under management (FUM) – a 5% increase since its rare drop in assets in March – according to theBetaShares Australian ETF Review – May 2018. The industry grew 1.4% in the month ($534m), 90% of which came […]

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The game-changer is here: BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200), now trading on the ASX

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The world’s lowest cost Australian shares ETF[1] yesterday started trading on the ASX. BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200) provides investors with exposure to 200 of the largest companies listed on the ASX, with a management fee of only 0.07% p.a. A200’s management fee is half that of the previous lowest-fee Australian shares ETF available […]

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BlackRock’s cross-listed iShares to be restructured as Australian funds

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BlackRock is proposing, subject to investor approval, to simplify the way fourteen of our iShares ETFs are offered on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The ASX offer of these fourteen U.S. domiciled iShares ETFs will be converted to new Australian domiciled iShares ETFs. The change is planned to start in July, after the Australian financial […]

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Vanguard launches active factor ETFs

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Vanguard has announced two new active factor Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) will begin trading on the Australian Stock Exchange – its first actively managed ETFs for Australian investors. The new active ETFs – Global Value Equity (ASX: VVLU) and Global Minimum Volatility (ASX: VMIN) – offer practical and low cost investment options for investors seeking […]

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BetaShares March 2018 Australian ETF Review: Sharemarket declines end 13-month growth run

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ETFs continued to attract net inflows in March, but weaker Australian and global equity markets pushed overall funds under management (FUM) below February’s peak, according to theBetaShares Australian ETF Review – March 2018. March saw the continuation of positive net inflows into the industry with $481m of net flows. However, declining equity markets performance pushed […]

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A game-changer: BetaShares to launch world’s lowest cost Australian shares ETF

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BetaShares, a leading Australian ETF manager, has made investing in Australian equities significantly cheaper and easier for all investors, announcing it will launch the world’s lowest cost Australian shares ETF[1], the BetaShares Australia 200 ETF, which will trade on the ASX under the code: A200. A200 will give investors exposure to 200 of the largest companies listed […]

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