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Global asset manager Blackrock is poised to delist five ASX-listed exchange traded funds with around $145 million under management at the end of the financial year, in the biggest wind-up of its kind to take place. [Link]

Contango to launch WCM ETF

Money Management - Jun 15, 2018

Contango Asset Management (CGA) has announced plans to launch an exchange-traded managed fund (ETMF), via its interest in Switzer Asset Management (SAML). The new fund, the WCM Quality Global Growth Fund (WCMQ), will be managed by California-based... [Link]

Fidante eyes actively managed ETFs

Financial Standard - Jun 14, 2018

The $57 billion multi-boutique asset manager will launch a series of actively managed exchange-traded funds, starting with an actively managed fixed income ETF that it says will be the first of its kind in the Australian market. [Link]

Retirement income specialist Challenger is set to enter the competitive $36 billion Australian exchange traded fund market for the first time, as it tries to diversify its distribution footprint and boost its appeal to the country's 600,000... [Link]

ETF Securities closes Physical Renminbi ETF

Investor Daily - Jun 08, 2018

ETF Securities has announced it will close its Physical Renminbi ETF, a hangover product from the firm’s joint venture with ANZ that was launched in 2015. The Physical Renminbi ETF will be closed by ETF Securities and relaunched as a product with... [Link]

BetaShares launches fixed-rate corporate bond ETF

Financial Standard - Jun 05, 2018

Australia's fourth largest exchange traded product manager has listed a new ETF that will invest in up to 35 fixed-rate corporate bonds. BetaShares has launched CRED, an ETF that will invest in investment grade securities denominated in Aussie... [Link]

A new breed of technology funds is changing how Australians invest in global tech companies. But these exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have unusual traits and potentially higher risk. Several ETF issuers have launched ASX-quoted funds over global... [Link]

Tech ETFs under the microscope

AFR - Jun 04, 2018

Several exchange-traded fund (ETF) issuers have launched ASX-quoted funds over global tech indices and more are on the way. But these ETFs have unusual characteristics and can carry higher risk for investors.. Here is what's on offer and how they... [Link]

New Chi-X Australia chief executive Vic Jokovic wants to give Australians a local option to trade big US names, including Apple Inc, by year's end. Despite a few false starts and a long period of Chi-X seeking out regulatory approvals, Mr Jokovic... [Link]

Alarming rush of stockbroker floats

The Australian - May 28, 2018

Aside from the hoary old one about bellhops imparting share tips, the sure-fire sign of an impending bear market is when stockbrokers seek a public listing to share the dubious love. Well it used to be, anyway. Wizened readers will recall that... [Link]

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