Latest global ETP and ETF industry highlights

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In the first half of 2011, ETFs and ETPs attracted US$82.6 Bn of net new assets, 27.4% above the level of 2010’s first half. Net inflows in H1 2011 indicate that the ETF/ETP industry is off to a much faster start this year, since this half has been historically slow in terms of net new […]

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Three out of five sector ETFs have outperformed the ASX200

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Australian-owned ETF provider, Australian Index Investments (Aii), sector ETFs have had an exceptional year with its resources, metals & mining and industrials ETFs providing investors with returns well in excess of the broader benchmark 200 index. “The resource sector has again outperformed on a yearly basis with investors in our Metals & Mining ETF enjoying […]

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Aussie dividends ETF catches eye of international investors

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Russell urges investors to consider cash alternatives with new ETF Global investment services firm Russell Investments is encouraging investors to think outside term deposits and cash and look for income alternatives such as high dividend paying shares which can boost returns, provide capital growth and be more tax effective. Russell’s High Dividend Australian Shares ETF […]

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Australia sets the standard in ETF regulation

BetaShares Capital Ltd (BetaShares), one of Australia’s leading exchange traded fund (ETF) providers, says Australia is leading the way with best practice standards for regulating ETFs that are designed to ensure Australia avoids issues raised in the recent Bank for International Settlements (BIS) paper on the risk of ETFs. Some of the key issues highlighted […]

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Digging Deeper: Institutional ETF investment in Australia

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The Australian ETF market has gathered momentum over the last two years, gathering AUM across a range of products, investment styles and providers.   However unlike the US or Europe, the growth of these investment vehicles in the local market has been largely driven by retail investors, with most institutional investors seemingly reluctant to get […]

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ETF Landscape: Global Industry Highlights

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Deborah Fuhr, Managing Director and Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy at BlackRock, reports on the growth of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchanged Traded Products (ETPs) around the globe. At the end of May 2011, the global ETF industry had 2,747 ETFs with 6,079 listings and assets of US$1,446.6 Bn, from 142 providers on […]

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Australia lags the world in institutional uptake of ETFs

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Speaking yesterday at an ASX conference on Exchange Traded Funds, Deborah Fuhr, Managing Director of investment company BlackRock, said that while retail investors in Australia had embraced ETFs, institutional investors were slower to adopt them due to a lack of familiarity with these types of products. In the US the ETF market has over a […]

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