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UBS IQ Morningstar Australia Quality ETF

Fund Manager: UBS
Inception Date: Oct 01, 2012

A common excuse given by fee-charging active fund managers that have battled to beat their benchmarks has been the ever-rising popularity of exchange-traded funds. ETFs effectively allow investors to track an index – anything from the S&P 500 to obesity-related stocks – by simply buying a listed security tacking the index or a basket of stocks. The global market has grown from 580 products totalling $US728 billion of assets to more than 5000 funds with more than $US5.6 trillion of assets. [More]

Here at ETF Watch we love seeing new ETFs launched. None more so than ETFs that attempt to home in on future megatrends. Betashares are targeting one of these megatrends, being Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with their Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ). Today we take a look at RBTZ. What is the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Megatrend? In recent years we’ve seen robotics automation replace many of the menial and dangerous jobs completed by humans. We& ... [More]

New AI and robotics ETF launched

Investor Daily - Sep 17, 2018

BetaShares has launched their Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF or RBTZ on the ASX to give Aussie investors an opportunity to invest in the expanding portfolio. RBTZ will provide access to companies involved in the production of or use of robotics and artificial intelligence products and services. BetaShares chief executive Alex Vynokur said that disruption was already here and fundamentally changing many industries. “Disruption is actually happening really across the board. So industries, say traditional manufacturing industries you know, is now going through a seismic shift in the way manufacturing is being conducted,” he said. [More]

Research group Lonsec has flagged with advisers the importance of understanding how smart beta exchange-traded funds determine their index construction rules in order to maximise client returns. There can be significant differences in investment outcomes even among investment products that appear to offer something very similar, Lonsec said in a statement. [More]

Aussie ETF industry cracks $40 billion barrier

Money Management - Sep 13, 2018

Australia’s exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has reached a new record high of $41.5 billion in funds under management (FUM) after an impressive month of growth, BetaShares said in its Australian ETF Review for August 2018. August saw the industry’s FUM grow by 3.7 per cent or $1.5 billion, two thirds of which was driven by asset appreciation, and the other third or $549.9 million from net new money flowing into the industry. BetaShares CEO, Alex Vynokur, said the ETF industry had reached “another significant milestone”. [More]

ASIC gives ETFs the thumbs up

ETF Watch - Sep 12, 2018

In a few short years the Australian ETF market has moved from the fringes to the mainstream, now boasting over $40 billion in assets and over 30% per annum growth. Recognising this growth, the corporate regulator the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) recently ran a review of the segment, as part of their role of maintaining performance and promoting confidence of the financial system. The good news for investors, is the ASIC report showed the Australian ETF market is p ... [More]

ETFs increasingly used to trade risk

Financial Standard - Sep 05, 2018

Institutional investors are increasingly turning to exchange-traded funds in times of volatility, using them as a price discovery tool and to trade risk. Speaking at the Financial Standard Best Practice ETF Forum in Sydney yesterday, BlackRock Investment Management head of institutional sales Katie Petering busted several myths frequently associated with ETFs. Petering demonstrated the performance of ETFs during stressed markets, highlighting the usefulness of ETFs as a price discovery tool, while also quashing the myth that ETFs formed a large part of the market. [More]

ETF market growth a benefit for all

Financial Standard - Sep 04, 2018

A network effect is underway in the Australian ETF market, and as growth continues, all investors are set to benefit. Presenting a snapshot of the Australian ETF industry at the Financial Standard Best Practice ETF Forum in Sydney today, Rainmaker head of investment research John Dyall said funds under management in the Australian ETF market grew by 33% in the last 12 months, to $39 billion. [More]

In the last couple of years, there has been a proliferation of thematic ETFs launched in Australia, giving investors access to certain themes or niches previously not available to Australian investors. Earlier this year we listed the themes we’d like to see made available to local ETF investors. The good news is today one of those themes is now available, through ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC). ACDC provides investors with access to a range of Lithium miners (the key natural ma ... [More]

ETF Securities has launched a new battery technology and lithium exchange-traded fund (ETF) (ACDC) that will provide Australian investors with access to companies directly involved in the global energy revolution. The new fund would add to the “Future Present” ETF range that included TECH ETF, the firm said. ACDC would track the performance of battery technology stocks and four lithium producers. [More]

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