BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report: ETF investor numbers top 100,000

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Number of ETF investors surges 50% in 12 months to ~102,500 SMSFs remain a key driver of industry growth Advisers using ETFs in their practices grow to 33%, the highest level to date The number of investors in exchange traded funds (ETFs) has surged dramatically over the past year to over 100,000, according to the... Read more continue reading

According to ETFGI: ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe received net inflows of US$5.4 billion in January 2014

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ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe received net inflows of US$5.4 billion in January 2014, according to findings from ETFGI’s January 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. The pattern for net flows in January was very different for ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States which suffered net outflows of US$15.5 billion... Read more continue reading

Market Vectors to launch first of its kind Australian Equal Weight ETF

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Market Vectors, the exchange traded fund business of US-based investment manager Van Eck Global, will shortly launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF) on the ASX with a unique equal weight methodology. The new Market Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF (ASX code: MVW) will be the first of its kind in Australia, providing simple and cost-effective... Read more continue reading

International equities up as cash down

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International equities have become more attractive to self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees as historically low interest rates decrease the appeal of cash, according to the latest Multiport SMSF Investment Patterns Survey. SMSF exposure to international equities increased by 1.6 per cent in the December quarter, driven by new funds flowing into the sector as well... Read more continue reading

Spotlight returning to resources shares in 2014, says experts

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Investors are turning their attention to resources shares as a source of potential strong gains in 2014 and over the longer term, according to Russel Chesler, Director Investments & Portfolio Strategy from Market Vectors ETFs, the exchange traded funds business of Van Eck Global. “We believe demand for commodities will continue, driven by growth in... Read more continue reading

BetaShares Australian ETF Review January 2014 – Structural growth continues as the market falls

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In a rare occurrence over the last two years, the Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market contracted during January after a remarkable 20 consecutive months of growth as assets under management dropped slightly to $9.8 billion according to BetaShares’ ETF Review for January. While assets under management decreased, this drop was wholly attributable to negative... Read more continue reading

BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year End 2013

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ETF industry records highest ever annual growth in FuM The Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market recorded its highest ever annual growth in 2013, with funds under management increasing by $3.5 billion (55%) to end the year at a new record high of $10 billion. Over the course of 2013, ETFs took in approximately $2.4... Read more continue reading

Global ETF and ETP assets reached US$2.4 trillion, a new record high, at the end of 2013

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US$24.5 billion net inflows in December and positive market performance pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$2.4 trillion at year-end 2013, according to preliminary findings from ETFGI’s global ETF and ETP industry insights report. The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,090 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,172 listings, from 218 providers on... Read more continue reading

BetaShares leverages social media: launches first Australian ETF blog

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BetaShares, a leading Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, yesterday announced the launch of a new educational blog. The blog will provide educational content, portfolio construction analysis, ETF industry updates, and market insights from market investment strategists and the team at BetaShares. The blog, the first of its kind in the Australian ETF industry, responds... Read more continue reading

Investors pour over $1bn into global assets via ASX-listed ETFs

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The performance in share markets this year has driven strong flows into exchange traded funds (ETFs), with over $1 billion pouring into ASX-listed international ETFs, helping to drive the market capitalisation of the ETF sector in Australia towards $10 billion. Flows into ASX-listed ETFs with international exposure, including broad-based and sector exposure, passed $1.1 billion... Read more continue reading