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BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (managed fund)

Fund Manager: Betashares
Inception Date: Nov 17, 2017

One of the latest Exchange Traded Products to be launched by Betashares, the Betashares Australian Hybrids Fund (HBRD) tackles the complex and often poorly understood space of hybrid shares. Offering a fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of Hybrids, Betashares are hoping to tap into investors’ demand for yield, something promised from Hybrids. What are Hybrids? Hybrids are complex beasts, and one must read the fine print behind each offering to truly understand them. The nam ... [More]

BetaShares launches Australian-first hybrids ETF

Financial Standard - Nov 21, 2017

Australian investors can now gain exposure to hybrids with minimal downside risk thanks to a new ETF from BetaShares. The new BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (HBRD) is the first active ETF in Australia to invest in hybrids and is designed to manage the risks associated with hybrids during particular market conditions. Describing it as an innovative solution for investors, BetaShares managing director Alex Vynokur said hybrids offer investors attractive tax-efficient income while also providing generally higher levels of capital stability and lower levels of volatility compared to Australian shares. It also provides those who otherwise own only a handful of hybrids directly with greater portfolio diversification. For these reasons, it also presents an attractive investment opportunity for SMSF investors seeking higher rates of income [More]

Exchange traded powerhouse BetaShares is poised to launch a hybrid security investment vehicle following its wildly successful cash and fixed interest offerings. BetaShares has appointed Coolabah Capital Investments under an institutional mandate to operate the actively managed vehicle that looks to reduce the risks involved in holding the popular half-debt, half equity instruments according to BetaShares managing director Alex Vynokur. "Hybrids are significantly less risky than equity but they are much more risky than bank deposits for example. What we are bringing to the table is an actively managed solution that will help an investor diversify and minimise downside risk," Mr Vynokur said. [More]

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