BetaShares launches Cybersecurity ETF

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BetaShares, a leading Australian ETF manager, yesterday announced the launch of the BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX: HACK). The cybersecurity sector is on a growth trajectory, with global spending increasing at an annual rate of around 8% since 2011, reaching $US82 billion in 2016, and projected to grow to over US$100 billion by 2019[1]. HACK aims to... Read more continue reading

BetaShares August Australian ETF Review: Industry FUM hits new record, growth driven by new money and products

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The Australian exchange traded fund industry hit a new all-time high in August of $23.6 billion in funds under management (FUM), according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review. The industry gained a modest 1% (or $220 million) in FUM, building on the positive growth from July, which had marked the previous record. With the decline... Read more continue reading

ETP industry reaches all-time high: Smart beta and active ETPs attract lion’s share

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Investors are increasingly investing in smart beta and active exchange traded products (ETP) to improve portfolio outcomes and navigate volatility in global and domestic markets according to VanEck. Australia’s ETP industry reached a record high in August ending the month at $23.49 billion. The modest growth of $283m in August reflected investor’s ongoing risk aversion... Read more continue reading

BetaShares Half Year 2016 Australian ETF Review: ETF industry growth steadies in the first half

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The Australian exchange traded fund industry has expanded during the first half of 2016, recording assets of $22.5 billion at the end of June, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Half Year Review. FUM grew 5% in the six months to June 2016, adding $1.1 billion to the industry. By comparison, unit growth increased 15%... Read more continue reading

Gold ETFs shine as investors rush to safety

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Australia’s exchange traded product (ETP) industry experienced negative (-A$54m) outflows of funds in June for first time this year according to ASX monthly ETP data, reflecting investors’ risk aversion. Despite this, the industry attracted a total of A$1.2 billion for the 6 months to 30 June 2016 (YTD) reaching A$22.4 billion, showing that Australia’s ETP... Read more continue reading

BetaShares launches bespoke Asset Allocation and ETF Model Portfolio Service for Australian financial advisers

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In response to adviser demand, leading exchange traded fund manager BetaShares has launched an Asset Allocation and ETF Model Portfolio Service for its financial adviser clients. The service comprises a modular set of solutions, including: Strategic asset allocation (SAA): based on forward-looking expected return and risk for each major asset class, optimised in accordance with... Read more continue reading

The case for global equity income investing

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The recent decision by the RBA to lower the cash rate .25 basis points has some investors re-evaluating their current income strategies. In the search for income, one of the most popular strategies is equity investing because of the regular payments of dividends, the possible tax benefit offered by franking credits, and low interest rates... Read more continue reading

Strategic beta ETFs making their mark in Australia

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Australian investors are increasingly investing in strategic beta ETFs to achieve above market returns while retaining low costs. Innovation in Australia is following the global trend of basing new products on strategic beta strategies. Investors too are adopting this trend. ASX data shows that 24 percent of ETF inflows to 30 April 2016 are going... Read more continue reading

ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific ex Japan gathered a record level of 7 billion US dollars in net new assets in Q1 2016

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ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region gathered a record level of US$7.09 billion in net new assets in Q1 2016. The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP region had 824 ETFs/ETPs, with 965 listings, assets of US$121 Bn, from 114 providers listed in 18 exchanges in 14 countries at the end of Q1, according... Read more continue reading

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... Read more continue reading