Assets in ETFs/ETPs globally reached a new record high of 2.919 trillion US dollars

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Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs globally reached a new record high of US$2.919 trillion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for February. March 9th marked the 25th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF in Canada. ETFs/ETPs listed globally The global ETF/ETP industry had […]

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ETFs/ETPs end 2014 gathering 338.3 billion US dollars – a record level

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ETFs/ETPs end 2014 gathering 338.3 billion US dollars a record level of net new assets and reached a new record of 2.79 trillion US dollars in assets according to research by ETFGI  ETFGI’s research finds 2014 was a very good year for the global ETF/ETP industry. Some highlights are below: ETFs/ETPs listed globally: The global ETF/ETP […]

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Vanguard launches two new international ETFs

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Vanguard announced the expansion of its suite of low cost products with the launch of two new international shares exchange traded funds (ETFs) quoted for trading on the ASX yesterday. The Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS) and the Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares (hedged) ETF (ASX:VGAD) offer investors exposure to around 1500 […]

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Market Vectors to launch MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF

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New ETF will provide Australian investors with cost-effective and transparent exposure to high-quality international shares in a single trade on the ASX Market Vectors ETFs, the exchange traded fund (ETF) business of US-based investment manager Van Eck Global, yesterday announced that it is planning to launch a new international equities ETF on the ASX. The ETF […]

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Inflows on the rise for US dollar ETF

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Investors looking to capitalise on a falling AUD A growing number of investors are looking to capitalise on a potential further decline in the Australian dollar with trading data from BetaShares, a leading exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, showing significant inflows into its US Dollar ETF in September. With the Australian dollar hitting seven month […]

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Five questions to ask before investing in ETFs

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With the popularity of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) growing amongst Australian investors, their biggest challenge can be in choosing between different ETFs that may look very similar, and choosing the right ones for them, says Jonathan Howie, Head of iShares Australia. “A report released this week by Zenith showed that the ETF sector in Australia […]

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ETF industry grows despite sharemarket stalling

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The growth of the Australian exchange-traded fund market continued in August to reach a new record high of $12.4B in assets under management according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – August 2014. Total funds under management increased by around $200 million, the growth particularly striking as it was almost entirely attributable to new money […]

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Emerging markets offer promise for remainder of 2014: Van Eck Global

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Emerging markets economies are poised to offer higher economic growth for the remainder of 2014 than recent previous corresponding periods, according to Van Eck Global, the US parent company of its exchange traded fund business, Market Vectors ETFs. Van Eck Global currently manages over US$35 billion in assets. David Semple, Portfolio Manager and Head of Van […]

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Global ETF investors return to Emerging Markets

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In July, ETF investors added close to US$35.5BN to ETFs globally, helping to maintain the industry’s close to US$2.6TN in assets under management. Strong positive flows were seen across the US, Europe and APAC, with Australia based ETFs receiving $368m in flows – improving on last month’s record inflow of $354m. The increasing escalation in […]

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BetaShares announces strategic alliance with US ETF provider WisdomTree

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BetaShares has announced a strategic alliance with WisdomTree Investments, Inc. a leading exchange-traded product sponsor and asset manager. Under the terms of the agreement, BetaShares has been granted exclusive rights to market the full range of WisdomTree US listed ETFs in Australia and New Zealand to institutional investors. In addition, BetaShares and WisdomTree will explore […]

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