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The Australian Labor Party last week announced changes to the dividend imputation system if they win the next election. This will impact many low tax paying investors, particularly LIC investors. We have a look at how LICs would be affected. [More]

Boutique fund manager L1 Capital are raising up to $600m for their new LIC, L1 Long Short Fund Limited (LSF). Aiming to repeat the success of the unlisted version of the fund with a phenomenal 36.87% pa return, the offer closes on 6 April. [More]

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]

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The listed investment boom rolls on with the arrival of the Gryphon Capital Income Trust seeking to raise $350 million in its upcoming float. This is another one where participating investors will not wear the cost of listing. Instead it will be... [Link]

Smart beta emerging markets ETF launches

Financial Standard - Mar 20, 2018

A new ETF is promising to give Australian investors exposure to 24 emerging markets including China, with returns higher than the MSCI EM Index. VanEck's latest smart beta ETF will track the MSCI Emerging Markets Diversified Multiple-Factor Index... [Link]

Small cap fund manager, and Big Un shareholder, Eight Investment Partners has come under attack from Aurora Funds Management, the company with ties to activist Nick Bolton, which is calling for three directors of its 8IP to be replaced. [Link]

Planners should be more involved in ETFs

Money Management - Mar 15, 2018

Although financial planners’ exchange traded funds’ (ETFs) usage is high, there is a significant opportunity to get more involved in the ETF market, these were the findings of the BetaShares/Investment Trends Annual ETF Report 2017. [Link]

ETFs the 'starting point' for Millennials

Investor Daily - Mar 15, 2018

BetaShares and Investment Trends have launched a joint report that examines the attitudes of people who are currently invested in (or considering) ETFs. According to the report, the average age of ETF investors had dropped: the average age... [Link]

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2017 ETF & LIC Performance Report

How did ASX listed ETFs and LICs perform in 2017?

2016 Australian Robo Adviser Roundup

We take a look at what Robo Advice is, and who the players are in the Australian market.

Australian index ETF showdown: IOZ, STW & VAS compared

The 3 heavyweights of the Australian index ETFs share many similarities but some subtle differences. We take a look.