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BetaShares Global Agriculture Companies ETF - Currency Hedged

Fund Manager: Betashares
Inception Date: Aug 04, 2016

As the Australian ETF market matures, there are only so many traditional index weighted ETFs available for product issuers to target. Whilst there are still a few gaps (where’s the ASX listed FTSE ETF?), we expect new issues of these types of ETFs to further decline. This means ETF issuers need to get more creative in their listings, finding themes, trends and strategies that attract investor funds. One of the most exciting developments in ETFs over the last couple of years has been the ... [More]

BetaShares announces new ETFs

InvestorDaily - Aug 10, 2016

The new ETFs include the Global Healthcare ETF and the Global Agriculture Companies ETF, both of which are hedged in to Australian dollars. BetaShares managing director Alex Vynokur said the addition of the funds to the business' ETF range would assist investors in gaining “access to globally significant industry sectors in a convenient and cost-effective way”. Mr Vynokur said the new funds are expected to benefit from global population growth and increasing life expectancy, noting that “spending on healthcare has increased strongly across the globe in recent decades” and the growing world population meant “existing large agricultural firms appear well placed to benefit from the growing global demand for food”. The launch of these new funds comes just two months after the ASX revealed the Australian ETF sector had hit a record high of $23 billion in funds under management, which Mr Vynokur attributed to a May rally. [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]

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