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There's no small irony in the fact that the new chief executive of Australia's oldest and best-known listed invested company is hanging out for a market correction. But that's exactly the position that Mark Freeman of Australian Foundation... [Link]

In the exchange traded fund world, there are many constants, but only one that generates reliable headlines. That is, the willingness to link ETFs to the next financial crisis. Arian Neiron has heard it all before. "It's almost always someone who... [Link]

Small and mid-cap fund manager Mirrabooka Investments is sitting on the sidelines as it navigates the stretched valuations at the smaller end of the market, but says the coming reporting season may present some buying opportunities. [Link]

Flows and cons: What to look for as ETFs abound

Professional Planner - Jan 12, 2018

Exchange-traded funds have experienced a meteoric rise since emerging on the investment scene a few years ago. They’ve developed a following among advisers, who are drawn to their low cost compared with managed funds. But as products and fee... [Link]

2017 iShares biggest expansion year

Money Management - Jan 07, 2018

BlackRock’s iShares business expanded at its fastest pace on record in 2017, closing the year with $1.754 trillion assets under management [AUM]. BlackRock cited a breakout year for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a core driver of its success... [Link]

Wilson Asset Management is finalising plans for a $300 million international equities fund to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, the first foray of the widely followed fund manager into global stock picking. [Link]

State Street Global Advisors has rejected accusations that exchange traded funds could trigger a stockmarket crash as the asset management behemoth prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the first ETF this month. [Link]

Investors in exchange-traded funds reaped returns more than three-and-a-half times the 7 per cent return from the ASX by using the popular instruments to gain exposure to some of the hottest sectors of the market. [Link]

While artificial intelligence still feels like it belongs in the domain of science fiction, it is already part of many of our lives – at least in a juvenile form. Every time you ask Apple's Siri or Google's Alexa a question, the voice recognition... [Link]

Perpetual wins new active ETF mandate

Financial Standard - Dec 20, 2017

Perpetual Corporate Trust has been appointed responsible entity for a new exchange-traded managed fund. Montgomery Global Investment Management launched the Montgomery Global Equities Fund (MOGL) on the ASX after raising over $54 million, largely... [Link]

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