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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BetaShares Australian ETF Review July 2014

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Industry breaks $12 billion in funds under management The growth of the Australian exchange-traded product (ETP) market accelerated in July to break through $12B in assets under management, reaching a new record high of $12.2 billion, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – July 2014. Funds under management increased by over $500 million – […]

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ETF education needed: Market Vectors

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Market Vectors launches all-encompassing education campaign aimed at advisers and investors Market Vectors Australia, the exchange traded fund (ETF) business of Van Eck Global, has launched a holistic education initiative with the intention of communicating to advisers and their clients the benefits of ETFs, how they work and how to use them. “While ETFs have […]

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ETFGI’s analysis finds ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high at the end of July 2014

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ETFGI’s analysis finds ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered US$1.2 Bn in net new assets in July, which pushed assets in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$103.3 Bn, surpassing the prior record of US$96.7 Bn set at the end of June 2014. The Asia Pacific […]

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Exchange traded funds have multiple benefits for managed accounts

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Exchange traded products are worthy of consideration for use as a core building block of managed accounts and can provide multiple benefits to managed account providers, according to BetaShares. Speaking at the Institute of Managed Account Providers (IMAP) event in Sydney last week, Vinnie Wadhera, BetaShares’ Director of Institutional Business and National Accounts discussed the multiple applications […]

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Looking under the bonnet of your Equity Income ETF

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Investors are increasingly interested in equity income strategy exchange traded funds (ETFs) for two main reasons. Firstly to capitalise on dividend income and secondly to get instant diversification benefits, according to Arian Neiron, Managing Director, Market Vectors Australia. However, investors must ‘look under the bonnet’ of equity income strategy ETFs to understand the securities and […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review May 2014

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Industry reaches another record high of $11.4 billion The Australian exchange traded product (ETP) industry set another record high as total assets for the industry grew approximately 3% this month to $11.4 billion, an increase of $354 million, according to BetaShares Australian ETF Review for May 2014. Importantly, almost 70% of the growth was attributable […]

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