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Vanguard gets ethical with VESG and VEFI

ETF Watch - Oct 16, 2018

One does not need to go back far to remember a time where ethical investing was relegated to the fringes and considered an ideology that would impact investing performance. How times have changed. Today we look at Vanguard's new Ethical ETFs. [More]

The Firetrail Absolute Return Limited (FTA) IPO is currently open. Offering access to Firetrail’s Long Short Strategy, the offer is open until 19 October and seeks to raise up to $378m. We take a look at the strategy and the Firetrail offer. [More]

Three reasons shorting can benefit your investment returns

James Miller - Firetrail Investments - Sep 25, 2018

Most investors place their bets on share prices rising. There is a lot less focus placed on shorting, the betting that share prices will decline. Shorting is done by borrowing shares for a small fee, selling them on the market, and then buying... [More]

We love seeing ETFs that attempt to hone in on future megatrends. Betashares are targeting one of these megatrends, being Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with their Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ). Today we take a look. [More]

ASIC gives ETFs the thumbs up

ETF Watch - Sep 12, 2018

In a few short years the Australian ETF market has moved from the fringes to the mainstream, now boasting over $40 billion in assets. Recognising this growth, the regulator, ASIC, recently ran a review of the segment. We share their findings. [More]

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Boutique fund manager Firetrail has pulled its offer for a new listed investment company, citing concerns about a concentrated shareholder base, limited liquidity and a rush of similar raisings in the past 12 months. Firetrail and the long-short... [Link]

The value of Australian exchange-traded products has overtaken the value of listed investment companies for the first time and the market could double the size of its more established cousin within three years if growth continues. [Link]

A meeting between Monash Absolute Investment Company and suitor Sandon Capital is set to take place as early as Monday, after another merger proposal surfaced in the listed investment company sector. The meeting is shaping up as a heated one as... [Link]

Tribeca’s LIC lists on ASX

Money Management - Oct 12, 2018

A new listed investment company (LIC), Tribeca Global Natural Resources (TGF), has commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), raising $157.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) of 63,000,000 shares at $2.50 per share. [Link]

Geoff Wilson is once more turning his sights on Aurora Funds Management's Hastings High Yield Fund. The Wilson's Asset Management founder made several attempts to remove Aurora as the fund's manager in 2016, one of which would likely have... [Link]

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