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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 Van Eck Global launches Small Cap Dividend Payers ETF

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Van Eck Global yesterday launched Australia’s first and only small company dividend paying ETF – Market Vectors Small Cap Dividend Payers ETF (ASX code: MVS). MVS is the first ETF in Australia that includes only the most liquid ASX listed small companies and only those that paid their most recent dividend. Arian Neiron, Managing Director, Van […]

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BetaShares launches first NASDAQ ETF in Australia

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BetaShares, a leading provider of Australian exchange-traded products, today announced the launch of Australia’s first ETF to track the NASDAQ-100 index, providing Australian investors with a simple and cost effective way to access some of the world’s most revolutionary companies. The BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX code: NDQ) provides investors with exposure to the performance […]

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March Australian ETF Review: Records broken for FUM and trading value

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The Australian exchange traded fund industry hit a new record high of $17.6 billion in funds under management (FUM) in March, up from $16.8 billion in FUM recorded in February, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – March 2015. Growth in the industry over the last 12 months has been a rapid 66%. The […]

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Assets in ETFs/ETPs globally reached a new record high of US$2.926 trillion

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Record levels of assets were reached at the end of Q1 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$2.926 trillion, in the United States at US$2.094 trillion, Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$119.6 billion and Japan at US$109.3 billion, according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for Q1. The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,669 ETFs/ETPs, […]

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Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a record US$118 billion

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Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high of US$118 billion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI’s monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for February. The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry had 609 ETFs/ETPs, with 744 listings, assets of US$118 Bn, from 108 providers listed […]

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