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Looking back at ETFs in 2018

ETF Watch - Jan 17, 2019

As reported in our last post, 2018 was a turbulent year for investors, with falls in the latter half of the year seeing more losers than winners on the ETF front. Share price movements, although painful to investors in 2018…

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…

VanEck joins Ethical ETF realm with ESGI

ETF Watch - Mar 27, 2018

One of the emerging themes in investing is the desire for many investors to invest in line with their own ethical beliefs. Last year we saw Betashares successfully launch their International and Australian focused ethical / sustainable ETFs. VanEck is…

When we first wrote about ethical ETFs, the options available to investors were fairly limited, with a range of ETFs that had screeners excluding tobacco and weapons manufacturers the only options available. Perfect if weapons and big tobacco are where…

The most recent ETF to be launched and the first of 2017 is a new globally focused fund offered by Betashares, the Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) has a focus on companies which are ‘climate change leaders’ and are not ‘engaged…

Update 20/11/2018 - We've updated this post with Vanguard's new Ethically Conscious International Shares (VESG) ETF and Ethically Conscious Global Bond (VEFI) ETF. Update 7/02/2018 - We've updated this post with Betashares new Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (FAIR) which was…

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