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If there’s one thing we’ve learned running ETF Watch it is that we Australians love dividends. Dividend Harvesting is a popular strategy employed by those seeking to maximise their yield. We take a look at the strategy and the ETFs which employ it. [More]

Magellan's latest offering, Magellan Global Trust (MGG) is seeking to raise as much as they can. A generous offer to existing Magellan fund holders may see this IPO break through the $2 billion mark. We take a look. [More]

Time for global active managers to outperform & common catalysts for LICs

Steve Green from stevegreeny.com - Aug 24, 2017

Most investors probably have an inkling that active fund managers are not doing a stellar job when it comes to outperforming the S&P 500 of late. Steve takes a look at some of the internationally focused LICs available that are trading at discounts. [More]

Metrics Credit Partners (MCP) are specialist fund manager focusing on the fixed income space, in particular corporate debt. MCP are in the process of raising up to $500m for their MCP Master Income Trust (MXT). We take a look at the offer. [More]

Founded in 1998, VGI Partners is a global fund manager based out of Sydney and New York. They are in the process of launching a new LIC, VGI Partners GLobal Investments Limited (VG1), which is seeking to raise up to $400m in their IPO. We take a look [More]

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In a white paper titled Getting Active: The Next Evolution in Exchange Traded Funds, BetaShares has dubbed active exchange-traded funds as ‘ETP 3.0’, the latest instalment in the exchange-traded product "revolution". [Link]

Fund managers who are unwilling to risk their brand and deviate from the index in their investing "deserve a tough time", Magellan Financial Group co-founder Hamish Douglass says. He also maintained his support for passive strategies, a phenomenon... [Link]

What to make of bond-based ETFs? It is hardly a surprise that following on the success of share-based ETFs there is not a rush into bond products. Before I say anything I must declare an interest here. I am involved in selling bonds directly to... [Link]

Australia's first intensive outpatient program for young people with eating disorders and a targeted mental health national awareness campaign are among projects that investment guru Geoff Wilson's social investment funds are supporting. [Link]

Magellan Global Trust raises $1.55bn

Investor Daily - Oct 09, 2017

The Magellan Global Trust IPO has closed after raising $1.55 billion from new and existing investors. The estimated cost of the offer, which will be paid for by Magellan, is approximately $84 million before tax and net of recoverable GST. [Link]

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