Vanguard ETFs attract 41 per cent of total market flows as global economic recovery continues 

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Vanguard received 41 per cent of total ETF market inflows in H1 2021, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. Vanguard also recorded its second largest quarter on record with over A$2 billion in inflows and had the top three most popular funds in the market: Vanguard Australian... Read more continue reading

Thematic products top ETF fund flows

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Investors’ enthusiasm for megatrends and thematic exposures has returned, with strong flows into ETFs providing exposure to battery technology, robotics and automation so far this year – leading ETF provider ETF Securities reports. According to ETF Securities’ annual fund flow data, investors directed their funds to the safe haven assets of gold and silver as the COVID-19... Read more continue reading

Precious metals show their mettle as inflation fears rise

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Precious metals prices have risen by around 10% in the past three months, as investors turn to alternative assets in the face of ongoing concern about a re-emergence of high inflation in the post-COVID economic environment. Alternatives are also being sought as a source of uncorrelated returns to complement low-yielding fixed income and expensive equities.... Read more continue reading

Global tech sector remains a compelling investment theme

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The strong growth of companies in the tech sector remains a popular theme with investors, who continue to build their holdings in tech-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to the latest update from ETF Securities.,  the ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF has been one of its top performers, in terms of funds inflows, so far this... Read more continue reading

Gold continues to display its versatile qualities

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Gold played a vital role for investors in 2020, providing portfolio insurance during a time of market stress, and now it is displaying its role as an effective diversifier of returns, according to ETF Securities. The gold price picked up strongly in April, rising more than 5% to US$1,775 an ounce, providing evidence that despite the... Read more continue reading

Emerging markets underperformance prompts strategists to pick and choose

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Investors are changing the way they approach emerging markets (EM), dumping traditional blanket coverage in favour of picking specific countries. Traditionally, emerging markets investors would buy into a wide range of countries like Brazil, Russia, Turkey and South Africa all at once. They would often do so via emerging markets funds or ETFs. However, the... Read more continue reading

20 years on, the Australian ETF industry surpasses A$100 billion

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Vanguard Australia has recorded its strongest first quarter for cash flows on record with A$1.56 billion in ETF inflows, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. More broadly, the Australian ETF industry has surpassed the A$100 billion milestone with A$102 billion in AUM as at the end of... Read more continue reading

Australian Super adds ETF Securities market leading GOLD ETP to its member direct investment menu

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One of Australia’s largest super fund, Australian Super with over $200billion in AUM and over 2.2million members, has added ETFS Physical GOLD ETF (ASX: GOLD) to its member direct menu, due to increased demand for Australia’s largest GOLD ETP. The Australian Super Member Direct offers a choice of investments for super or retirement income. Members... Read more continue reading

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