A part to play – ETFs and client portfolios

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For more than three decades the ways in which financial advisers deploy their client’s investment capital into markets has been evolving. From the introduction of retail unit trusts in the 1980s and the subsequent emergence of master trusts and access to wholesale unit trusts in the 1990s, the underlying theme of this evolution has been […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review April 2014

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Investors seek yield as industry breaks through $11 billion Australian exchange traded fund investors are favouring defensive cash and yield-oriented funds, with approximately $135 million flowing into these products in April, according to the monthly BetaShares Australian ETF Review. Another record month saw the Australian exchange traded product (ETP) market break through the $11 billion […]

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Assets of ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record high of 2.49 trillion US dollars

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ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered US$34.0 billion in net new assets in April which, when combined with a small positive market performance in the month, pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$2.49 trillion, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights […]

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Australia’s ETF industry reaches record assets of $11 billion

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According to the latest ASX Funds Monthly Update, Australia’s exchange traded funds (ETF) industry has surged to a record level in April 2014 to $11.13 billion, an almost 50% increase from 12 months ago. Year-to-date, over $1 billion has flowed into ETFs quoted on the ASX, with April attracting record inflows of $331 million, an […]

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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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