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VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF

Fund Manager: Vaneck
Inception Date: May 11, 2017

Vaneck's bond ETF hits $115m

Money Management - Nov 20, 2017

VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus (PLUS) has hit $115 million in funds under management (FUM) thanks to a growing interest from investors and advisers in fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to the company, PLUS was its most traded funds in September and would be expected to become the fastest growing ETF in the December quarter, alongside its Vectors Australians Floating Rate ETF (FLOT). VanEck Australia’s managing director, Arian Neiron said that investors were attracted to the relative security of Australian corporate credit compared to shares. “Australian investors are finally recognising the valuable role bonds can play in a portfolio, including providing attractive income and defence against capital loss,” Neiron said. [More]

In our last post, we looked at the new Cash ETFs opening up choice to investors. In this post, we stick to a similar space on the risk/return scale and look at some of the recent additions to the fixed interest space. Unlike cash, the ETF options available to investors in the fixed interest space was already fairly broad, with investors able to invest in corporate bonds, government bonds, global bonds, emerging market bonds, etc. With 19 ETFs now available on the ASX focusing on this space, i ... [More]

VanEck launches fixed income ETF

Money Management - Apr 27, 2017

VanEck has announced plans to launch shortly a new smart beta Australian fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), called the VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF (PLUS), which is expected to provide investors with exposure to high-grade Australian dollar corporate bonds with a yield premium. It would track the Markit iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Index, which included around 120 Australian-issued corporate bonds from over 80 issuers, and which selects the top 50 per cent highest yielding bonds issues in Australia. [More]

One of the world's largest exchange traded fund specialists is poised to expand its suite of offerings with its first Australian fixed income ETF as it looks to capture more of our $27.4 billion exchange traded product market. The US-based VanEck lodged a product disclosure statement for its forthcoming Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission last week. VanEck manages $US44 billion globally, which includes more than $US9 billion in fixed income. The new ETF will track the Markit iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Index and is expected to use the ASX ticker PLUS. [More]

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