The rise of ETFs has brought low cost investing to the masses. Betashares have set a new benchmark for low cost, with their Australia 200 Fund, designed to track the broad Australian share market, with management costs of 0.07%pa. We take a look. [More]
Blackrock Australia has recently announced that they will be converting 14 of their iShares US domiciled ETFs to Australian domiciled ETFs, removing the pesky W8-BEN form as a requirement for investors in these products. They are also closing 5 ETFs. [More]
Recently I was checking out Morphic Ethical Equities Fund (MEC) and observed how fickle the premium / discount to NTA can behave. This type of pattern I see quite often in new LICs. I take a look at some recent global LIC IPO performance. [More]
It was only a matter of time until Wilson Asset Management joined the global LIC space. They've just launched their latest IPO, WAM Global Limited, raising up to $550m. The offer is open until 8 June 2018. We take a look. [More]
Gryphon Capital Investments are currently raising up to $350m for their new Listed Investment Trust (LIT), Gryphon Capital Income Trust (GCI). GCI is a fixed income focused product with monthly distributions. We take a brief look. [More]
Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) have quadrupled their investment in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the last five years, the latest Class SMSF Benchmark Report has revealed. Over that period, SMSF investment in ETFs jumped from... [Link]
Despite ongoing competition between passive and active managers driven by fee pressure, changes in the market environment driven by higher volatility, and the potential impact of passive strategies, the Australian exchange-traded fund... [Link]
Billionaire investor Alex Waislitz in considering launching a listed property fund modelled on his successful investment companies Thorney Opportunities and Thorney Technologies. Mr Waislitz, who has made his $1.39 billion fortune from investing... [Link]
The short takeover battle for vacuum cleaner specialist Godfreys looks to be over, with victory to be claimed by 99-year old suitor and co-founder John Johnston after the acceptance of his bid by fund manager David Lamm. The acceptance took... [Link]
The long-time chairman and director of Argo Investments will retire in June. In a set of announcements to the ASX, Argo confirmed Ian Martin will retire from his positions with the firm, including the chairmanship of both Argo Investments and... [Link]
How did ASX listed ETFs and LICs perform in 2017?
We take a look at what Robo Advice is, and who the players are in the Australian market.
The 3 heavyweights of the Australian index ETFs share many similarities but some subtle differences. We take a look.