Investors pour in ETFs ‘driving the future’ as Biden administration firms up climate change policies

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One of Australia’s top-performing exchange traded funds, ETF Securities’ ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF, has a portfolio positioned at the centre of fast-paced action on climate under the new Biden administration in the United States. Last week, US President Joe Biden announced that the US government will replace its fleet of 650,000 vehicles with... Read more continue reading

CPD: Understanding the differences between ETFs, LICs and Unlisted Funds

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Listed Investment Companies (LICs) and Unlisted Managed Funds are all popular vehicle structures amongst investment managers to deliver portfolios to their clients. While there are similarities between each structure, there are also a number of key differences that clients must be aware of, as these differences ultimately determine the most suitable... Read more continue reading

Investing in India in the post-COVID world can provide attractive returns

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Investors considering emerging markets for diversification are often attracted to the Asian region due to the well documented growing middle-class and economic prospects that build a growth case for this region. While China has been a long-held investment darling, India’s star is on the rise and many nations, including Australia, are seeking to forge closer... Read more continue reading

Vanguard records strongest ever year in ETF inflows despite extraordinary market volatility in 2020

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Vanguard Australia has recorded A$5.7 billion in ETF inflows in 2020 (up 12 per cent from 2019), making it the best ever year on record according to the latest figures released by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. In addition to leading cash flows, Vanguard remains the largest issuer of ETFs by assets under... Read more continue reading

CPD: Environment, social and governance risks are financial risks – when looking at ETFs

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Over the past 12 months many clients have been looking for funds where the role of environment, social and governance (ESG) factors in adding value to an investment practice have been highlighted.[1]  In addition to this, there has been a number of new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the market with a focus on ESG... Read more continue reading

ETFs: a bright future?

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In this session, Janus Henderson Investors’ (JHI) Head of Exchange Traded Products Nick Cherney and JHI’s Head of Australia Matt Gaden discussed the trends they see taking shape in the ETF landscape, tackled questions around ETFs experiencing liquidity issues and provided a glimpse into the future of the Australian ETF landscape based on the parallels... Read more continue reading

Self-directed investors embrace ETFs during COVID-19

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Self-directed investors are increasingly aware and educated about their investments, if ETF trading activity during COVID-19 is any indication, says Kanish Chugh, Head of Distribution at ETF Securities. Presenting the the latest edition of the ETF Securities Australian ETF Landscape Q4, Chugh adds “In just over three years, the Australian ETF market has doubled its funds under management to... Read more continue reading

US election: Local investors get ready for a Biden victory  

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A recent discussion on the likely local impact of the US election between three leading investment experts from ETF Securities (Kanish Chugh, Head of Distribution), Pitcher Partners (David Lane, Director and Senior Adviser) and Evans and Partners (Timothy Rocks, CIO) concluded with a consensus advice for Australian investors to maintain their long-term strategy, have an... Read more continue reading

CPD: A checklist when considering ETFs

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In the past 12-18 months we have seen an increase in popularity of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the Australian financial services market.  According to the 2020 Stockspot ETF report, in 2019 the ETF market grew 24%, with expected FUM in Australia to reach $100b by 2022. This increased interest has been driven by a... Read more continue reading

CPD: The value of sustainable dividends

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Companies that exhibit sustainably growing dividends do not seek to generate a high income stream, nor do they try to be the fastest growing businesses. Sustainable dividend growth is a total return focused equity strategy with defensive characteristics. Dividend growers tend to preserve capital relatively well in downturns and this low volatility approach can lead... Read more continue reading