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Fund Manager: ETFS
Inception Date: Jul 21, 2016

In one of the most interesting presidential races in many years 6 months, France heads to the polls this weekend, with reformist Emmanuel Macron up against modern day Joan of Arc, Marine Le Pen. With Macron the frontrunner in the election, European share markets are somewhat in a frenzy, with his pro business agenda expected to drive investment in a Europe which is still shocked by Brexit last year and has underperformed somewhat since the GFC. How it all plays out is anyone’s guess, but i ... [More]

After a reasonably slow start to the year, there’s been a flurry new ETFs listed over the last couple of months covering a broad range of focus areas. This includes everything from large cap focused global funds, to niche industries, and a couple of actively managed ETFs, a trend that shows no signs of abating. Today we’re going to take a brief look at the eight new listings over the last two months. Betashares Global Energy Companies ETF – Currency Hedged (FUEL) Launched ... [More]

Australian investors are notoriously overweight to local shares. To counteract this, many investors are now seeking exchange-traded products that offer easy access to overseas markets to which they otherwise would not be able to gain exposure. Alex Vynokur, managing director, BetaShares says one of the major trends in terms of international shares is a growing appreciation among investors of the distinction that's happening around the world between the old economy and the new economy. Many are seeking to use ETFs to get access to new global economic trends. "We are clearly seeing a significant amount of innovation going on around the world. If you look at the composition of the NASDAQ 100 for example, there are companies on this index that are really changing the way we live our lives. You've got Tesla, which is introducing driverless, electric cars. You've got Amazon, which is changing the way people shop in the world," says Vynokur.   [More]

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