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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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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