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Challenger kicks off active ETFs

Financial Standard - Dec 10, 2018

Challenger's multi-boutique business Fidante Partners has listed its first active ETF as it dips its toes in the exchange-traded fund market. The Ardea Real Outcome Bond Fund (ASX: XARO) has become the first launch out of the ActiveX banner that... [Link]

ETFs rake in cash despite volatility

The Australian - Dec 03, 2018

The marked increase in volatility on global markets over recent months, including on the ASX, has failed to curtail retail investor inflows into exchange-traded fund products. Inflows into Australian-listed ETFs late last month had totalled $466... [Link]

ALP may trigger $40bn LIC reset

The Australian - Nov 27, 2018

The $40 billion Listed Investment Company sector — a favourite of conservative investors — is going to have to undertake a massive legal restructure to save itself should the ALP win power. Geoff Wilson, one of the most powerful players in the LIC... [Link]

Feeling the pain of a continued rough ride on the Australian stock market? It's likely to be much worse if you've got a concentrated portfolio – a timely reminder of the importance of diversifying your investments. [Link]

Australia's first active fixed income ETF goes live

Financial Standard - Nov 20, 2018

A Legg Mason affiliate has become the first to offer an actively-managed fixed income fund as an exchange-traded fund in Australia. Ringing the bell at the ASX in Sydney yesterday, Western Asset Management portfolio manager Anthony Kirkham listed... [Link]

An Australian real estate income fund targeting an 8 per cent return through commercial mortgages has raised more than $230 million for its public offering. The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI) offer received strong support from cornerstone... [Link]

Special Report: Hitting new ETF goals

Financial Standard - Nov 16, 2018

More investors are turning to fixed income ETFs as a way to finetune their bond portfolios. Karren Vergara finds out what is driving the demand and why this new wave of defensive ETFs is here to stay. Recalling the sharp market correction that... [Link]

Charitable fund launches on ASX

Money Management - Nov 15, 2018

Hearts and Minds Investments, a new listed investment company (LIC) with a charitable goal to help fund medical research charities, has started trading on the Australian Securities Exchange after closing its $500 million initial public offering... [Link]

A new generation of fund managers are leaning on fearless activism and finely tuned ideas to assert themselves as the market's sharpest minds and deliver index-beating returns in defiance of a sinking equity market. [Link]

Record-breaking month for ETF market

Investor Daily - Nov 15, 2018

Australia’s ETF industry continues to thrive despite the sharemarket decline with $3.9 billion in value traded according to a review by BetaShare. BetaShare’s October ETF review found the Australian ETF market recorded its highest trading value... [Link]

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