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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Australian ETF investors get younger as the fast-growing industry enters the mainstream

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Leading Australian ETF Manager, BetaShares, in partnership with research specialist Investment Trends, release findings of their annual ETF Report. ETF assets under management and investor numbers in Australia continue to grow strongly, as the industry shifts further into the mainstream market, according to the BetaShares/Investment Trends Annual ETF Report 2017. The ETF Report is the leading […]

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ETFs pass the liquidity test during recent market volatility

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Analysis observing investor behaviour, volumes and liquidity, conducted by Vanguard’s Australian ETF Capital Markets division, shows that ETFs retained their liquidity and performed as expected during the recent market correction in February, while investors saw the opportunity to buy the dip. Commenting on the analysis, Robin Bowerman, Head of Market Strategy & Communications at Vanguard […]

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Getting the facts right on Exchange Traded Funds

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Over the last week conversations have continued with my clients about the recent share market drop. Several clients have asked what role Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have played? There are some commentators out there stating that the index approached used by ETFs are stifling liquidity, the underlying assets fluctuate in value (just like direct shares […]

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XTB portfolios deliver strong end to 2017

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XTB, an Australian-based provider of Australian Stock Exchange-traded corporate bond investments, said today that its fixed-rate portfolios considerably outperformed both the credit index and the comparative bond ETF market in 2017. The best-performing XTB portfolio, the Concentrated High Yield Portfolio, delivered a one-year return of 7.5%, versus a 5.1% return from the credit index. The top […]

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