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Investors in the Wilson Asset Management stable of LICs will probably be aware that Wilson has quietly taken over control of Century Australia (CYA). Wilson are now raising $75m to add to the $80m already held in CYA. We take a look at the offer. [More]

Weighing up Equal Weight ETFs

ETF Watch - Apr 19, 2017

Critics of ETFs often cite the use of traditional market weighted indexes as benchmarks as one of the key flaws of index investing. Equal weight ETFs help to overcome these issues, by spreading their exposure. We take a look, specifically at MVW. [More]

Henry Morgan Limited (HML) has been one of the standout performers over the last 12 months. HML manager, Stuart McAuliffe is currently raising $20m for his latest LIC, Benjamin Hornigold Limited (BHD). We take a look at the pirate theme behind this. [More]

There are now around 80 ETFs available on the ASX with international exposure. 25 of these are classed as 'cross-listed' or 'internationally domiciled'. There's some subtle differences between these funds and those that are Australian listed. [More]

Boutique fund manager, Morphic Asset Management are currently raising up to $275m for a new fund with a focus on the increasingly popular ethical investments space in global equities. The offer is due to close on 19 April 2017. [More]

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VanEck launches fixed income ETF

Money Management - Apr 27, 2017

VanEck has announced plans to launch shortly a new smart beta Australian fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), called the VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF (PLUS), which is expected to... [Link]

Investors upset as ETFs buy into goldminers

The Australian - Apr 25, 2017

Unruly trading in the shares of some small gold companies is rekindling investor concern about the pressure that fast-growing passive funds can exert on the stocks they are meant to track. In the past six months, waves of money rushed into... [Link]

Twenty years ago, Michael Glennon was put in charge of a struggling listed investment company that was trading for just three-quarters of what it was worth. The experience was "the bane of my life" but also seeded a passion for LICs that he lives... [Link]

One of the world's largest exchange traded fund specialists is poised to expand its suite of offerings with its first Australian fixed income ETF as it looks to capture more of our $27.4 billion exchange traded product market. [Link]

Helping clients understand smart beta

Money Management - Apr 21, 2017

Smart beta is not a fad and demand is growing quickly within equity investing and beyond, Jon Howie explains. Over the past year, a growing number of advisers have started to get questions from their clients about smart beta. [Link]

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