Lonsec approves Market Vectors Australian ETFs

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Market Vectors ETFs (Market Vectors), the exchange traded fund (ETF) business of US-based investment manager Van Eck Global, yesterday announced it has received ‘Investment GradeIndex’ ratings from research house, Lonsec, for all four of its new Australian ETFs. The rating indicates that Lonsec has conviction that the ETFs can achieve their objectives and the report […]

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SSgA launches ETF model portfolio offering with OneVue

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State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and OneVue today announced that SSgA is launching a suite of six exchange traded fund (ETF) model portfolios via OneVue’s Unified Managed Account investment platform for advisers and their clients. The suite will comprise five risk-based models, ranging from high growth to conservative, and a flexible asset allocation model that […]

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Five BetaShares exchange traded funds now available on Praemium platform

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Australian specialist ETF provider BetaShares today announced the inclusion of five of its exchange traded products on the Praemium SMA platform, providing advisers with exposure to domestic equities strategies, currencies and commodities. Alex Vynokur, Managing Director of BetaShares, said the inclusion of the funds was a testament to the continued development and growth of the […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review September 2013: ETF industry just shy of $9bn

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The Australian exchange traded fund market hit a fresh record high of $8.9 billion in assets under management, as market capitalisation grew by $138 million during September, according to BetaShares’ Australian ETF Review for September. While the pace of growth was slower than previous months, September marks the 16th consecutive month of positive growth for the […]

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Over 3,300 institutional investors in 50 countries reported holding ETFs/ETPs in 2012, according to ETFGI

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A new research report from ETFGI, the London based independent ETF and ETP research and consulting firm, finds that 3,367 institutional investors in 50 countries reported holding Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and/or Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) in 2012. ETFGI’s Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs 2012 report* examines and profiles the number and types of […]

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Market Vectors to launch four new Australian ETFs

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Market Vectors ETFs (Market Vectors), the exchange traded fund business of US-based investment manager Van Eck Global, has revealed it will shortly launch four new exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The four new Australian ETFs are designed to track purpose-built pure-play indices specifically developed for Australian investors by Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS), […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review August 2013

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Trading value at record highs as investors embrace active usage of ETFs Trading values in the Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) industry hit record highs in August, demonstrating a ‘coming of age’ for the industry as investors increasingly use the products for tactical and strategic purposes. According to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review for August […]

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ETF evolution – advisers leading the charge

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Client investments implemented through the sophisticated application of ETFs A growing number of advisers are turning to ETFs as a tool to deliver simplification and scale to their business. However, according to BlackRock’s leading ETF business, iShares, it is the way that ETFs are being applied in clients’ portfolios that heralds an underlying shift for […]

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Smart Beta ETF’s on the rise says Zenith

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New forms of indexation, referred to as “Smart Beta” strategies, will generate strong investor interest according to Zenith Investment Partners ‘Exchange Traded Products Sector Report’ released today. Dugald Higgins, Senior Investment Analyst with Zenith, says that “Investments utilising Smart Beta strategies have gained traction, mainly in the US, but are relatively new in Australia, particularly […]

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Global ETF and ETP assets reach new high

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Global assets invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) hit an all-time high of nearly US$2 trillion ($1.95 trillion) at the end of 2012. ETF and ETP assets have increased by 27.6% from $1.53 trillion to $1.95 trillion during 2012, according to figures from ETFGI’s monthly Global ETF and ETP industry insights. […]

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