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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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