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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BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year End 2017 

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The Australian ETF industry in 2017 broke virtually all records available, reaching a new record high of funds under management (FuM) of $36 billion, up a substantial $10.2B on 2016, and representing 40% year on year growth, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2017. Most of the year’s growth (76%) […]

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Exchange traded product industry trend predictions for 2018: BetaShares

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The Australian exchange traded product industry is set to grow significantly based on the momentum generated in 2017, according to exchange traded fund (ETF) manager BetaShares. A growing audience of younger investors, an increasing array of fixed income options, and a move toward model portfolios using ETFs, will drive growth in 2018. This year to […]

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BetaShares launches Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF

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BetaShares, a leading manager of exchange traded products, has launched today a new ethical ETF, giving investors access to a portfolio of the sustainable, ethical Australian companies in one simple trade on the ASX. The BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR) provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of Australian companies that have been screened […]

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The ETF landscape of the future

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Australian investors continue to pour money into ETFs, with September breaking yet more records in terms of inflows and total ETF market cap. In this article, OpenMarkets examines the stellar rise of ETFs since humble beginnings, and looks at some of the next generation ETFs emerging in Australia and overseas. Financial advisers, brokers and investors […]

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ETF industry grows by $1 billion in one month: BetaShares September 2017 Australian ETF Review

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The Australian ETF industry recorded another strong month of growth, soaring to a record high of $32 billion in funds under management (FuM), an increase of 3.5% (or $1076 million) on the previous month, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2017. This level of growth was the sixth largest month of FuM growth […]

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BetaShares Half Year 2017 Australian ETF Review: Industry adds $3.6B in six months and sets new record FUM at $29.4B

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Strong net inflows in the first half of 2017 raised the Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) industry by 14% (or $3.6B), to end the half year on a new record of $29.4 billion in funds under management (FUM), according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – Half Year 2017. In the six months to June, […]

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