BetaShares surpasses $1 billion in funds under management

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BetaShares, a leading Australian ETF provider, has surpassed $1 billion in funds under management (FUM), three and a half years after launching its first products in the Australian market. BetaShares launched its first ETF in December 2010, and has since become the fastest-growing local provider of exchange traded funds, with 13 different products currently available […]

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Equal weight index outperforms traditional market cap weight index

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Market Vectors Australia, an exchange traded fund (ETF) business of US-based investment manager Van Eck Global, today announced that research proves an investment portfolio that follows an equal weight index produced stronger long-term returns and better diversification than traditional market-cap weighted indices.  A white paper by Market Vectors Index Solutions, a German-based index provider, revealed […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review March 2014

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Another record high for industry as investors get defensive The Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market continued to break new ground in March, reaching a record high of $10.5 billion in funds under management, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review. Approximately $200 million of new money flowed into exchange traded products in March, with […]

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ETF model portfolios lend a helping hand to financial advisers

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Lonsec’s new ETF portfolio offering targets accumulator clients Lonsec Stockbroking (Lonsec) has launched a set of strategic exchange traded funds (ETF) model portfolios designed to provide financial advisers and their clients access to a low cost, diversified portfolio solution through a range of passive ETFs across traditional asset classes. Lonsec’s ETF Strategic Portfolios taps into […]

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Global ETF and ETP assets reached US$2.44 trillion, a new record high

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Flows into ETFs and ETPs listed globally rebounded in February gathering net inflows of US$29.0 billion which, when combined with the positive market performance in the month, pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$2.44 trillion, according to preliminary findings from ETFGI’s February Global ETF and ETP industry insights […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review February 2014

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Industry surges to another record high The Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market recommenced its growth path in February, reaching a new record high of $10.3 billion in funds under management, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review. Industry market capitalisation grew by 5% over the month, and around $235 million of new money flowed […]

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BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report: ETF investor numbers top 100,000

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Number of ETF investors surges 50% in 12 months to ~102,500 SMSFs remain a key driver of industry growth Advisers using ETFs in their practices grow to 33%, the highest level to date The number of investors in exchange traded funds (ETFs) has surged dramatically over the past year to over 100,000, according to the […]

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According to ETFGI: ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe received net inflows of US$5.4 billion in January 2014

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ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe received net inflows of US$5.4 billion in January 2014, according to findings from ETFGI’s January 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. The pattern for net flows in January was very different for ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States which suffered net outflows of US$15.5 billion […]

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Market Vectors to launch first of its kind Australian Equal Weight ETF

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Market Vectors, the exchange traded fund business of US-based investment manager Van Eck Global, will shortly launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF) on the ASX with a unique equal weight methodology. The new Market Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF (ASX code: MVW) will be the first of its kind in Australia, providing simple and cost-effective […]

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International equities up as cash down

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International equities have become more attractive to self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees as historically low interest rates decrease the appeal of cash, according to the latest Multiport SMSF Investment Patterns Survey. SMSF exposure to international equities increased by 1.6 per cent in the December quarter, driven by new funds flowing into the sector as well […]

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