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

Two ETFs to invest in now ahead of Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ announcement

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Tesla’s widely-anticipated ‘Battery Day’ is coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and investors and analysts expect a good show at the stock markets. Kanish Chugh, Co-Head of Sales, ETF Securities comments: “Tesla will host a live webcast for the Tesla “Battery Day,” a first-time-ever promotional event linked to the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting at its Fremont, California,... Read more continue reading

ETF Securities hits $3 billion in funds under management 

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With the Australian ETF industry touching an all-time high of $67.2 billion in funds under management (FUM) in recent weeks, ETF Securities has announced it has surpassed $3 billion in FUM. ETF Securities recorded high investment inflows in recent months as investors flocked to invest in liquid, easy and transparent products like ETFs to manage... Read more continue reading

Is it time to look beyond safe havens like tech for sustainable gains?

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High gold price and the growing number of coronavirus cases globally could give investors ‘cause to pause’ and review investments options in what many are calling the new normal, according to ETF Securities CEO Kris Walesby. “Tech stocks have been strong for some time now, with the Nasdaq up 15% this year whilst the Dow is slightly... Read more continue reading

COVID-19 market volatility drives investors to leveraged ETPs

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Products like margin loans and contract for difference (CFDs) may have been the traditional face of leveraged and inverse investing, but the emergence of leveraged and inverse exchange traded products (ETPs) has changed the landscape. Leveraged and inverse ETPs is a growing market in Australia – there are currently only 8 products listed on the... Read more continue reading