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Vanguard’s Australian Shares Fund (VAS) remains on 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]

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]

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Global asset manager Blackrock is poised to delist five ASX-listed exchange traded funds with around $145 million under management at the end of the financial year, in the biggest wind-up of its kind to take place. [Link]

Contango to launch WCM ETF

Money Management - Jun 15, 2018

Contango Asset Management (CGA) has announced plans to launch an exchange-traded managed fund (ETMF), via its interest in Switzer Asset Management (SAML). The new fund, the WCM Quality Global Growth Fund (WCMQ), will be managed by California-based... [Link]

Fidante eyes actively managed ETFs

Financial Standard - Jun 14, 2018

The $57 billion multi-boutique asset manager will launch a series of actively managed exchange-traded funds, starting with an actively managed fixed income ETF that it says will be the first of its kind in the Australian market. [Link]

Retirement income specialist Challenger is set to enter the competitive $36 billion Australian exchange traded fund market for the first time, as it tries to diversify its distribution footprint and boost its appeal to the country's 600,000... [Link]

ETF Securities closes Physical Renminbi ETF

Investor Daily - Jun 08, 2018

ETF Securities has announced it will close its Physical Renminbi ETF, a hangover product from the firm’s joint venture with ANZ that was launched in 2015. The Physical Renminbi ETF will be closed by ETF Securities and relaunched as a product with... [Link]

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