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Australian ETF provider Betashares has recently announced a strategic partnership with US fund manager Legg Mason, initially launching two actively managed ETFs under the dual brand. We take a look at the partnerships and the new ETFs on offer. [More]

The maturing of the Australian ETF market means ETF issuers need to get more creative in their listings, finding themes, trends and strategies that attract investor funds. We take a look at the thematic ETFs on the ASX and develop our fund wishlist. [More]

Ethical investing is on the rise and options available to investors continue to expand. Betashares new Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (FAIR) includes both positive and negative ethical screeners. We take a look at its ethical attributes. [More]

Common practice for any new Listed Investment Companies (LICs) launching, is for investors in the IPO to be offered bonus options as an incentive to invest in the IPO. We take a look at what these are and how they have worked out historically. [More]

2017 ETF & LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 15, 2018

As the world digested events like Brexit, Trump and the emergence of Bitcoin mania in 2017, equity markets marched forward unhindered by what was happening. We take a look at the performance of all the ETFs & LICs we cover over the last 12 months. [More]

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ETFs bring active funds to masses

The Australian - Feb 21, 2018

A proliferation of active ETFs on the ASX is bringing active funds management to the masses. With the launch of two new income-oriented active ETFs — BetaShares Legg Mason Equity Income Fund (EINC) and Betashares Legg Mason Real Income Fund (RINC)... [Link]

Listed products have changed the investment platform and management game forever, says ETF provider BetaShares as it launches two active ETFs with Legg Mason. The two firms yesterday formally launched the BetaShares Legg Mason Equity Income Fund... [Link]

A significant shareholder in BetaShares has added a $13 billion ETF manager to its growing stable. Korea-based Mirae Asset Global Investments entered a $616 million definitive agreement to purchase 100% of fully diluted shares in New York-based... [Link]

L1 Capital prepares to list LIC

Investor Daily - Feb 20, 2018

Melbourne-headquartered L1 Capital is finalising the IPO of its long/short fund as a listed investment company (LIC), assembling a broking team led by NAB. NAB will be the lead arranger for the IPO of L1 Capital's long/short fund... [Link]

ETF manufacturer VanEck has launched a product that screens out market darlings from the US technology sector including Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. Many ETFs are pitched as a cheap way of buying into multi-national tech giants at low cost... [Link]

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