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BetaShares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (Managed Fund)

Fund Manager: BetaShares
Inception Date: Nov 01, 2014

It seemed like a marriage made in heaven: just as the “search for income” gripped Australian investors along came simple low-cost exchange-traded funds promising high yields and low costs. That was roughly three years ago and unfortunately for all concerned the markets were just about to change direction: as investors poured billions into high-yield dividend-focused ETFs, it so happened the world was changing and the share market had begun to focus on “growth” companies rather than big dividend paying banks and utilities. Now in 2018 the local ETF market has found itself with its first major disappointment: among high-yield ETFs the dividends keep rolling in, but the share prices have dropped across the board. [More]

If there’s one thing we’ve learned running ETF Watch it is that we Australians love dividends. Our posts about dividend ETFs generate the most traffic, dividend focused ETFs are consistently searched for, and our dividend targeting feature in our fund database is one of our most popular. With Australia’s generous dividend imputation system and a share market that traditionally has a high dividend payout, as well as our low interest rate environment, it’s no surprise that ... [More]

We first took a look at the ETFs which had the highest inflows for the financial year this time last year. With the end of financial year long behind us, it’s time to take another look and see if there were any changes from last year. One of the unique attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and one which they share with managed funds, is their ability to create new units. This means that theoretically there is no limit to the size that an ETF can get to. Below we have a look at whic ... [More]

Australia’s exchange-traded funds market is surging towards the 2016 finish line at a blistering pace, with net capital inflows in October topping $600 million. At this point, total inflows in the current quarter are on track to easily surpass the $1.02 billion of investor funds that flowed into the 150 or so ETFs listed on the Australian Securities Exchange during the three months to the end of September. So, if all goes according to plan — for the ETF product issuers, that is — the total inflow of funds into Australian-listed ETFs for 2016 should be in the vicinity of $5bn, and potentially more. [More]

Global interest rates are at record lows and investors are searching for returns in excess of the measly couple of percent they can get on bank deposits. Retirees in particular rely on income returns to fund their pension payments from their super funds, and Australian tax laws favour income payments in the form of dividends for those on low tax brackets. All of the above factors contribute to Australian investors’ obsession with yield. Today we will take a look at some of the equity based ... [More]

One of the unique attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and one which they share with managed funds, is their ability to create new units. This means that theoretically there is no limit to the size that an ETF can get to. We thought it would be interesting to have a look at which ETFs had the highest net inflows last financial year to see where investors have been placing their money. The table below shows the top 20 ETFs by net inflows for the 2016 Financial Year. Note that this is sep ... [More]

BetaShares managed risk funds FUM exceeds $200m

Money Management - May 26, 2016

The strong demand for BetaShares "managed risk series' of exchange traded funds (ETFs), pushed its funds under management (FUM) to over $200 million, according to the fund manager.  BetaShares said the series of three managed risk funds was developed as investors and advisers wanted exposure to capital and income returns, while they were concerned about the risk of losses during "significant market declines".   The funds included BetaShares Australian dividend harvester fund (managed fund), BetaShares managed risk Australian shares fund (managed fund), and BetaShares managed risk global share fund (managed fund).   The BetaShares Australian dividend harvester fund (managed fund), the longest running managed risk fund at BetaShares, delivered a distribution yield (paid monthly) of 12 per cent, which compared to the yield of five per cent from the S&P/ASX 50.  [More]

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