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With Vanguard Australia taking 40% of new money flowing into ETFs, Robin Bowerman, the group's head of corporate affairs, is a happy man. A spectre is haunting Australian ETFs – the spectre of Vanguard. In a remarkably short space of time, Vanguard Australia, which refused to take ETFs seriously before 2009, has overtaken BlackRock to become the largest Aussie ETF issuer. As of last month, the company was taking in 40% of new ETF inflows all by itself. On the[...]

Chinese biotech and pharmaceuticals ETF

10th August 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world.  USA Chinese biotech and pharmaceuticals ETF listed on Nasdaq Loncar Investments, a Kansas-based investment firm, is teaming up with white-labeller Exchange Traded Concepts […]

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Fee-free trackers have landed – and that’s a good thing

by , 13th August 2018

The most basic selling point for “passive” investing and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in general is that they are a lot cheaper than[...]
John Stepek

Institutions get the passive bug

by , 13th August 2018

A fresh angle on the debate regarding the degree to which the huge inflows into passive strategies – and specifically ETFs –[...]

The Big Interview: Martijn Rozemuller at VanEck

by , 3rd August 2018

The deal that has seen VanEck buyout the shareholders behind the Netherland-facing Think ETFs is another piece of the consolidation puzzle being[...]

Factor or anomaly? Analysing ETF flows

by , 31st July 2018

A research paper issued by quant strategists at Deutsche Bank in the US has been gaining attention in the ETF world for[...]

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7-Day Fund Flows

Largest Increase in AUM:

1.

Vanguard Funds Public Limited Company - Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£69.98m ▲

2.

iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

£68.61m ▲

3.

Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£64.87m ▲

4.

AMUNDI MSCI EMERGING MARKETS

£58.49m ▲

5.

ETFS Physical Gold

£58.24m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:

1.

AMUNDI NASDAQ-100

£-49.18m ▼

2.

ETFS All Commodities

£-41.23m ▼

3.

AMUNDI JAPAN TOPIX

£-35.83m ▼

4.

iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

£-22.7m ▼

5.

AMUNDI MSCI USA

£-20.7m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:

Alternative:

-0.259% ▼

Commodities:

-0.707% ▼

Currency:

-3.987% ▼

Equity:

-0.831% ▼

Fixed Income:

0.277% ▲

N.B. Data as of 16/08/18 | All Funds shown from Ultumus database excluding those domiciled in the United States

Top of the gum tree: Australia’s best ETFs for Q1 2018

by , 22nd April 2018

Results are in for Q1 of 2018 for Australian ETFs.  Spreads and Liquidity The most traded and liquid ETFs in Q1 were cash ETFs. In Australia, cash ETFs provide access […]
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Investor Focus

Can US equities sustain their run?

10th August 2018

Large cap US equities have had a good run recently.  The S&P 500 rose 20% last year, but this year the gains started to slow with a mere 1.4% uptick […]

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The Big Call: What is Smart Beta and is it a Good Idea?

2nd August 2018

Smart beta is sold as a way for private investors to follow sophisticated investment strategies at low cost. These include value (looking for cheap shares) and momentum (investing in companies where the share price is rising fast.) Ed Bowsher discusses the pros and cons with[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Cigarettes, sunshine and happiness

27th July 2018

Happy investors tend to make more money. [wpdm_package id='4142']  

Invesco PowerShares

The stabilisation of global debt

12th July 2018

The global debt burden fell in 2017, particularly in developed[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Less equity, more US treasuries

1st July 2018

Invesco doesn't fear immediate recession but economic and profit momentum[...]

WisdomTree

All eyes on the BoJ: from down-cycle risks to stimulus action?

22nd March 2018

Newly appointed board members are likely to push the Bank[...]

Invesco PowerShares

More high-yield, less equity

21st March 2018

In the latest 'Big Picture' quarterly update, Invesco Powershares is[...]

ETF myths

In this article we look at some widely believed myths about ETFs. Read on to find out why they’re either completely untrue or at least partly untrue. ETFs only track […]

Liquidity and ETFs

Liquidity is an important issue for investors. If you’re investing in an illiquid asset, you may find it difficult or expensive to sell that asset, especially if you’re trying to […]

Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

If you’re very confident that a particular share or market is going to go up, it can be frustrating when you know you don’t have much money available to back […]

ETF costs

One of the biggest selling points for ETFs is that they’re mostly pretty cheap, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider costs when you’re picking ETFs for your portfolios. Seemingly […]

Fortnightly Focus: The new face of ESG. Whats next for the world of ESG investing with a focus on low carbon funds

The Big Call: The Lowdown on ESG Investing

ESG investing, also known as ethical investment, is a big growth area in investing, especially in ETFs. And it doesn’t just make you feel virtuous, it can also boost your […]

Value and environmental investing can go together: VanEck

This is the second piece in our series on the rise and rise of ESG ETFs.  VanEck is upping the ante on ESG investing, but what will value investors think? […]