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BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Aussie ETF issuer BetaShares, together with global asset manager Legg Mason, have launched two actively managed ETFs on Australian Stock Exchange. Based on investment strategies by Legg Mason affiliate Martin Currie Australia, both funds target high-quality Australian securities with a focus on income generation.



Mirae anchors US presence by buying ETF provider Global X

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Taeyong Lee, President, Global Head of ETFs for Mirae Asset

Global X, the seventeenth-largest US-based ETF issuer, has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its fully diluted shares to Mirae Asset Global Investments, an independent financial services business based in Asia. “With Global X on board, we are now connecting one of the most successful US ETF firms to a prominent Asian-based global ETF manager, creating a powerful ETF platform.” said Taeyong Lee, president, global head of ETFs for Mirae Asset.



BetaShares launches Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF

Dec 7th, 2017 | By
BetaShares launches Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF

Aussie ETF provider BetaShares has launched the BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (FAIR AU) on Australia Stock Exchange, providing exposure to local companies whose business activities are focused on sustainability.



Australian ETF industry sees two new funds launch in May

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

The Australian ETF industry welcomed two new funds during May, the VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF (ASX: PLUS) and the UBS IQ Cash ETF (ASX: MONY), according to BetaShares’ monthly Australian ETF review. The industry recorded another strong month of growth, with total industry AUM at the end of May hitting a new high of $29.0 billion. Total industry AUM growth during the month was 2.6% or $730m.



Solactive launches Australian bank floating rate bond index

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
Solactive launches Australian bank floating rate bond index

Frankfurt-based Solactive has launched its first index targeting the Asia-Pacific region with the introduction of the Solactive Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond Index.



BetaShares launches Australian floating rate ETF

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

ETF provider BetaShares has launched the first ETF in Australia to offer exposure to Australian Bank floating rate bonds. The BetaShares Australian Bank Floating Rate Bond ETF (ASX: QPON) gives investors monthly income with the relative capital stability of floating rate notes.



Australian ETF industry strong despite market volatility

Feb 14th, 2016 | By
UBS lists distributing share class of MSCI Australia ETF on LSE

BetaShares, a leading Australian provider of exchange-traded funds, has reported that the Australian ETF industry attracted $104m in net inflows in January despite global instability wiping more than $1bn off the value of locally-listed ETFs. Alex Vynokur, BetaShares’ Managing Director, commented: “This year kicked off with a shaky start for global share markets. Amid this volatility, the exchange-traded fund industry continued to receive positive inflows. It is testimony to the increased depth of products now available in the Australian ETF industry that even in heavily declining markets, investors now have opportunities to protect portfolios during the turmoil.”



Mirae Asset’s Hong Kong ETF range adopts Horizons name

Nov 24th, 2012 | By
Hang Seng launches three Hong Kong Stock Connect indices

Following last year’s acquisition of a majority stake in Horizons Canada, Mirae Asset Global Investments has confirmed the rebranding of the Mirae Asset Tiger ETF range. The eight Hong Kong-listed funds have dropped the Mirae Tiger brand and adopted the more internationally-recognised Horizions name.



Diversification and low cost driving ETF usage in Australia

May 18th, 2012 | By
Diversification and low cost driving ETF usage in Australia

ETF use is on the rise in Australia, according to a survey carried out by BetaShares, a leading Australian ETF provider. The survey showed that diversification and low cost were the main reasons driving investment in ETFs, though liquidity and access also polled well. Drew Corbett, Head of Investment Strategy at BetaShares, said: “It’s not surprising investors are finding multiple reasons to use ETFs, ranging from accessing investments and liquidity as well as the core benefits of diversification and low cost.”



Australian ETF industry sees continued growth

May 14th, 2012 | By
Australian ETF industry sees continued growth

Reflecting a pattern seen in other developed markets, the Australian ETF industry continued to grow during April as funds under management reached AUD$5.45 billion, just short of a record high, according to BetaShares’ Australian ETF Review for April. A continuing trend in ETFs, and one in evidence in April, has been the gradual shift between competing products as investors conduct their due diligence and look for similar beta exposures at lower costs.