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Betashares Australia 200 ETF

Fund Manager: Betashares
Inception Date: May 08, 2018

BetaShares A200 ETF recommended by Lonsec

Money Management - Jul 31, 2018

BetaShares has announced that its Australia 200 exchange-traded fund (ETF), which was launched three months ago, has received a ‘recommended’ rating from Lonsec. The fund, which according to BetaShares was the lowest-cost Australian Shares ETF, aimed to provide exposure to the top 200 ASX listed companies, while charging a management fee of 0.07 per cent per annum. Lonsec praised the funds for its “very cost-effective and efficient means to access core Australian equities”. [More]

The rise of ETFs has brought low cost investing to the masses. One of the first things an advocate of ETFs will quote is their low cost, which ultimately means more money stays with the investor rather than the fund manager. We remember a time not that long ago where investors in managed funds would pay over 2% per annum in management fees for a basic product designed to track the index. This generally included a hefty trailing commission to be paid to a financial adviser whether you used the ... [More]

Vanguard unfazed by BetaShares undercut

Investor Daily - Apr 09, 2018

On Thursday, BetaShares announced the launch of a new Australian shares ETF with management costs of just 0.07 per cent, half that of the 0.14 per cent charged by the Vanguard fund that was previously the lowest cost product in this category globally. Reflecting on the announcement, Vanguard Australia head of corporate affairs Robin Bowerman told InvestorDaily his organisation can demonstrate a widespread commitment to its investment philosophy notwithstanding the activity of market competitors.   “The good news is that costs continue to drop, both in Australia and globally, for investors,” Mr Bowerman said. [More]

The BetaShares Australia 200 ETF — A200 — is due to launch this month with management costs of just 0.07 per cent per annum. Indeed it’s even cheaper than State Street’s SPDR S&P 500 ETF — the world’s biggest — at 0.095 per cent.   <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.24em; color: rgb(68, 68, 67); font-family: " adobe="" garamond="" pro",="" georgia,="" "times="" new="" roman",="" times,="" serif,="" -apple-system,="" blinkmacsystemfont,="" "segoe="" ui",="" "droid="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" "pingfang="" sc",="" "hiragino="" sans="" gb",="" fallback",="" "microsoft="" yahei",="" sans-serif,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 22px;="" font-variant-ligatures:="" common-ligatures;"="">Speaking to The Australian, BetaShares CEO Alex Vynokur said A200 would offer a low-cost starting point for share portfolios that had been missing from the Australian marketplace. [More]

At a ceremony in Sydney tonight celebrating BetaShares raising $5 billion funds under management, the company's founder and CEO Alex Vynokur said the new development would allow an Australian exchange-traded fund participant to be globally competitive. Mr Vynokur announced that BetaShares will launch a new product, the BetaShares Australia 200 ETF.    "The A200 will give investors exposure to 200 of the largest companies listed on the ASX by market capitalisation in a single trade, with management costs of only 0.07% p.a  [AKA 7 basis points]," he said. [More]

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