BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year End 2015

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Multiple industry records were broken in another hallmark year for the Australian exchange traded fund industry, according to BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2015. The industry recorded its highest ever annual growth in 2015, with funds under management increasing $6.4 billion (up 42% on 2014) to end the year at a […]

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Record-breaking year predicted for ETFs

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The sharemarket’s shaky start in 2016, after falling for the past 11 months, is prompting a surge of investment in exchange traded products (ETPs) that may exceed $8 billion in 2016. Low return expectations are prompting investors to seek low cost and transparent portfolios. Arian Neiron, Managing Director, Van Eck Australia, expects investment in ETPs […]

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iShares Leads Global ETF Industry with $130 billion of 2015 Inflows

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BlackRock announced last week that its iShares business led the global industry by winning $130bn[1] in new flows in 2015, or a 13% organic growth rate. BlackRock set new growth records in the U.S. ($97 billion vs. $82 billion in 2014) and Europe ($34 billion vs. $20 billion in 2014), and won 42% of flows […]

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iShares to launch three global fixed income ETFs

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iShares Australia is developing three new exchange traded funds (ETF) focused on global fixed income with plans to launch by the end of the year, according to Jon Howie, head of iShares Australia. “Already Australian investors can create reasonably diverse portfolios with ETFs but there is a glaring hole when it comes to global fixed […]

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BetaShares October Australian ETF Review – ETF industry breaks the $20b barrier

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The Australian exchange traded fund industry has recorded rapid growth in October, breaking through the $20 billion mark in total funds under management (FUM), according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – October 2015. As global share markets rallied, the industry ended the month at a new record high of $20.4 billion, growing approximately 7%, […]

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New research tools to enhance ETF selection rigour

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With the available array of investment opportunity in the ETF landscape broadening, AltaVista Research has released more functional tools to enhance ETF selection and for advisors to more readily grasp the underlying investment exposures. “We’ve introduced these tools to the Australian marketplace, to specifically enhance the process of selecting the most appropriate ETF for the […]

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International equities continue to drive Australian ETF growth

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Total asset gathering for iShares Australia in 2015 was $1.228 billion at 30 September 2015. Funds inflows for the month accelerated from August’s $84 million to $159 million in September, reflecting the ETF flows experience in the global markets. European equities exposures continue to dominate iShares Australia asset gathering during 2015 (IEU: $265 million), followed […]

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Active versus passive management: when actively managed funds make sense

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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have shaken up the Australian funds management landscape. From their inception in 2001, ETFs have grown to a market capitalisation of $18.5 billion in Australia[1] with a population of almost 130. Active managers have to respond to this challenge; not only do they have to demonstrate consistent – and persistent – outperformance […]

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New Small Cap Dividend ETF wins support

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Van Eck Global is pleased to announce that the Market Vectors Small Cap Dividend Payers ETF (ASX code: MVS) has jumped to more than $25m in its first few days of trading following buying for their managed accounts by the specialist ETF strategist Implemented Portfolios. Launched on 28 May 2015, MVS is the first ETF […]

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Assets invested in the global ETF/ETP industry broke through the $US3 trillion milestone at the end of May

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Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally broke through the US$3 trillion milestone at the end of May to reach a new record of US$3.015 trillion in assets under management (AUM), according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for May 2015. At the end of May 2015, the global ETF/ETP industry had […]

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