Mirae Asset bolsters Australian presence with key management appointments

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Mirae Asset Global Investments, a leading investment manager with over $280 billion in assets under management, has announced the appointment of Kris Walesby as the CEO for its Australian operations. In addition to Walesby’s appointment, Oliver Reynolds also joins Mirae Asset Global Investments as the COO for the region. Both these senior appointments signify Mirae

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ETF Securities announces management restructure for future growth

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Leading Australian ETF provider, ETF Securities, has announced that following his return to Australia, Graham Tuckwell, founder and chairman of ETF Securities, will take up the new role of Executive Chairman of the Australian operation. As such, Mr Tuckwell will play a more active strategic role in defining the future direction of the business, applying

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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

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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

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GOLD ETF hits $2 billion as prices hit new records

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In times of trouble, investors tend to turn to gold. That truism is being played out before our eyes again this year amid a global pandemic, a global recession and, possibly but hopefully not, a global depression notes Kris Walesby, CEO ETF Securities. A third element of the ‘triangle of trouble times’ is of course the

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ETF Securities launches ‘Ultra’ series for customised Nasdaq 100 exposure   

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The growing appetite for investors to trade their conviction has led to the launch of ETF Securities ‘Ultra’ trading products – ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (ASX code: SNAS) and ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (ASX code: LNAS). Both allow investors to trade leveraged exposure to the Nasdaq 100 index, one of the

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U.S Dollar continues to benefit investors – specially in uncertain and volatile markets

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In uncertain times such as the present, with asset prices and exchange rates fluctuating unpredictably, many investors are looking to make sure their portfolios are well-diversified, and to shore-up the defensive areas of their portfolios; while also looking to hedge risk in other parts of the portfolio – and even to take advantage of trading

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Q2 ETF landscape report shows robustness of the ETF sector in Australia

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The latest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) sector report from ETF Securities- the Q2 ETF Landscape Report – continues to reflect the vote of confidence in this asset class by investor activity, despite the current market turmoil. The number of transactions, and volume and value figures, reached all-time highs, according to Kris Walesby, CEO ETF Securities. “According to recent

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Top five ETF trends in 2020

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The ETF landscape has expanded rapidly from the straight index replication of the past to more tailored offers covering themes, specific industries or sectors and even using alternative weighting.  Advances in technology has allowed ETFs to become more sophisticated to meet with investor needs and demands. The value of the Australian ETF market is currently

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Investing in international ETFs set to rise

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The Australian ETF market is expanding to accommodate growing investor demand for international exposure, with a focus on fast-growing Asian economies. Launching the latest ETF Landscape report which provides a quarterly update on the ETF market, Kris Walesby, Chief Executive Officer of ETF Securities Australia notes: “Investors are diversifying their portfolios by using ETFs to gain exposure

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