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2017 ETF & LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 15, 2018

As the world digested events like Brexit, Trump and the emergence of Bitcoin mania in 2017, equity markets marched forward unhindered by what was happening. We take a look at the performance of all the ETFs & LICs we cover over the last 12 months. [More]

The latest ETF to be launched by Betashares, the Betashares Australian Hybrids Fund (HBRD) tackles the complex and often poorly understood space of hybrid shares. Offering a fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of Hybrids. We take a look. [More]

Boutique Fund Manager Montgomery Investrment Management has joined a small but growing group of fund managers to launch an Exchange Traded Managed Fund (ETMF). The Global Equities fund is currently raising seed capital. We take a brief look. [More]

Vanguard Investments yesterday launched four new ETFs. These are not accessing new investments or markets, rather they are packaging up bundles of their existing ETFs into single diversified options, providing diversification in a single trade. [More]

Boutique fund manager Spheria Asset Management are currently raising up to $250m for their new Listed Investment Company, Spheria Emerging Companies (SEC). The offer is open until 25 November, unless fully subscribed prior. [More]

Many new ETF listings coming through focus on specific market themes. ETF Securities have recently launched two new thematic offerings, an ETF focused on Robotics (ROBO) as well as an ETF focused on infrastructure (CORE). We take a look. [More]

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]

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