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Vanguard’s spectre looms large over Aussie ETFs

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 – […]

State Street is right to keep STW’s fees high

For all the criticism, keeping STW’s fees at 19 basis points is a sensible decision. State Street’s ASX 200 tracker STW is a thing of legend in Australia’s ETF industry. […]

Q2 results: Australia’s best ETFs 2018

Results for Q2 of 2018 for Australian ETFs. Popularity Only 56% of Australian ETFs received any inflows at all in Q2, meaning that if your ETF received some inflows – […]

Smart beta beyond dividends: VanEck’s equal weight gambit

How do you make smart beta work in a country that worships dividends? VanEck’s answer is to go for equal weight.  Everyone loves a fat dividend cheque—but Australians more than […]

ROBO nets $100m as Aussie thematic ETFs take off

ETF Securities’ ROBO has become the first thematic ETF in Australia to hit $100m.   ETF Securities’ Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO) has scooped up $100 million in assets, […]

The best Australian ETFs in 2018: Stockspot

Key points from Stockspot’s 2018 ETF industry report: Vanguard was the industry leader, seeing 45% asset growth VAS, IOZ the most popular kids on the block Every active manager was a […]

Only 3% of self-managed superannation funds understand ETFs

A mere 3% of SMSFs understand the basics of ETFs, with most believing owning 30 direct shares provides better diversification than any ETF. There are a great many mysteries that […]

Interview: Dr Paul Docherty, does smart beta work in Australia?

Dr Paul Docherty is a senior lecturer at Monash University and one of Australia’s foremost experts on asset pricing. Outside academia, he is a consultant to the funds management industry. […]

It’s still all about self-managed superannuation funds

For ETFs, the pot of gold is still at the end of the SMSF. In the early days of the ETF industry, it was all about self-managed superannuation funds. Families […]

BetaShares lists Australia’s cheapest corporate bond tracker

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world. Australia BetaShares lists Aussie corporate bond ETF Mirae-backed BetaShares is listing a new ETF that offers exposure to the bonds of Aussie […]