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BetaShares WisdomTree Europe ETF - Currency Hedged

Fund Manager: Betashares
Inception Date: May 12, 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]

To the surprise of everyone except maybe Boris Johnson, with 51.9% of the vote, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Markets have reacted with expected volatility, and experts clamour to give their view on what this unexpected result means. We’re not in a position to provide our own forecasts, but we will look at some of the ETFs that are sure to be affected by this momentous event.  Currency ETFs Upon the Brexit announcement, the UK pound dropped over 10% against the U ... [More]

Last month Betashares launched two new ETFs, a Europe based ETF, and a Japan based ETF. Both of these ETFs have been created by Wisdomtree, a US based ETF provider with over $35b under management. Betashares announced back in 2014 that they had signed a strategic alliance with Wisdomtree. Both of these new offerings are hedged to the Australian Dollar, and as classic smart beta strategies, the index composure is not based on a traditional market cap weighted approach, but rather focuses on di ... [More]

BetaShares has launched two new equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to give investors access to European or Japanese equities markets, without the need to worry about currency fluctuations. The new funds would provide access to strategies used by firm, WisdomTree, which were hugely successful overseas, said BetaShares.  'BetaShares WisdomTree Europe ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: HEUR)' provided access to the US-listed WisdomTree’s Europe ETF, which was ranked number one in the ETF global market based on inflows in 2015, as it received over US$13 billion throughout the year. [More]

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