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ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF

Fund Manager: ETF Securities
Inception Date: Sep 14, 2017

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]

While artificial intelligence still feels like it belongs in the domain of science fiction, it is already part of many of our lives – at least in a juvenile form. Every time you ask Apple's Siri or Google's Alexa a question, the voice recognition software and algorithms that produce responses to your probably trifling questions is a form of AI. The software that helps Tesla cars drive autonomously and now guides the massive mining trucks of the Pilbara trundling along their paths is also a form of artificial intelligence. The tasks that once would have required the application of human brains can now – to various degrees of success – be performed by a computer. No wonder, then, that analysts at Citigroup predict AI "could be just as disruptive as the advent of the smartphone".   [More]

As the Australian ETF market begins to mature, the number of new ETF listings have begun to slow down. However, this has meant that any new listings coming through tend to focus on specific market niches or themes rather than the more broad based markets that we saw in the early days of the rise in ETF popularity. ETF Securities, after earlier this year taking back the branding of their ETF products (previously having a joint venture with ANZ), have recently been launching a number of new E ... [More]

Robotics-themed ETF launched on ASX

Investor Daily - Sep 15, 2017

The ETF Securities ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO), which tracks the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index, began trading on the ASX yesterday. A spokesperson told InvestorDaily that ETF Securities will pay a fee to ROBO Global for its use of the index.   [More]

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