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One of the unique attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and one which they share with managed funds, is their ability to create new units to grow their size. We take a look at the ETFs with the highest inflows in the 2018 Financial Year. [More]

Global markets recorded positive gains in the 2018 Financial Year, continuing their march forward in what is becoming one of the longest bull markets in history. We look at the performance in the 2018 Financial year of all ETFs and LICs we cover. [More]

In what is becoming an increasingly popular trend, another Active ETF has recently launched, with InvesSMART launching their Australian Equity Income Fund (INIF), raising $30m prior to listing, and now offering their Value Investing style on the ASX. [More]

Vanguard’s Australian Shares Fund (VAS) remains one of the largest ETFs available in Australia. Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield Fund (VHY) is their second biggest local ETF. The funds are quite different. We take a look. [More]

Vanguard gets active with VMIN and VVLU

ETF Watch - May 28, 2018

Vanguard Investments have recently launched a couple of Active ETFs with a difference. VVLU and VMIN use quantitative models to help with investment selection, providing active investing at a passive cost. We take a look. [More]

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Australia’s ETF industry hits $39.2bn in H1

Money Management - Jul 16, 2018

Australia’s exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry has finished the first half of the year at a new record high of $39.2 billion in funds under management (FUM) with the majority coming from net inflows, according to the BetaShares 2018 Australian... [Link]

Only 10-20 per cent of investable assets need to be actively managed, says ETF Securities founder Graham Tuckwell – and the current scaremongering about ETFs is “absolute nonsense”. Speaking in Sydney this week, ETF Securities founder... [Link]

Emerging market ETFs lack nuance: JP Morgan

Investor Daily - Jul 12, 2018

Emerging markets equities are so diverse that a passive investment strategy could expose investors to risks, according to JP Morgan – but BetaShares has cited figures that indicate active does not necessarily outperform passive in this regard. [Link]

Funds get inventive on foreign exposure

The Australian - Jul 11, 2018

Step aside from the current market tussle between the bulls and the bears and we see that weaknesses have emerged in the main pooled equity savings structures for smaller investors — listed investment companies and exchange-traded funds. [Link]

The exchange-traded funds market is set to take off in Australia, according to ETF Securities founder Graham Tuckwell. Mr Tuckwell said yesterday the attitude towards investing in exchange-traded funds had become much more positive in recent years... [Link]

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