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The rise and rise of Active ETFs

ETF Watch - Aug 09, 2018

Exchange Traded Managed Funds or “Active ETFs” are taking off in Australia, with 10 new listings in the last year alone. We think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. Today we look at why active ETFs will continue to grow in popularity. [More]

PM Capital’s launch of “PTrackERS” has brought new innovation to the LIC space and helps to reduce the inherent risk of LICs trading at discounts to their NAV. We take a look at what PTrackERS are and PM Capital's new GO 2020 fund. [More]

One of the unique attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and one which they share with managed funds, is their ability to create new units to grow their size. We take a look at the ETFs with the highest inflows in the 2018 Financial Year. [More]

Global markets recorded positive gains in the 2018 Financial Year, continuing their march forward in what is becoming one of the longest bull markets in history. We look at the performance in the 2018 Financial year of all ETFs and LICs we cover. [More]

In what is becoming an increasingly popular trend, another Active ETF has recently launched, with InvesSMART launching their Australian Equity Income Fund (INIF), raising $30m prior to listing, and now offering their Value Investing style on the ASX. [More]

Vanguard’s Australian Shares Fund (VAS) remains one 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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