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BetaShares’ latest review shows the Australian ETF industry continues to grow and reached yet another new record high of $97.3B at the end of February. The company said in its report: “The industry’s market cap grew by a relatively subdued 0.5% for the month to reach a new record high of...
PIMCO, one of the world’s most powerful bond fund managers, is reportedly preparing to list its fixed income funds as active ETFs in Australia. The Financial Standard is reporting PIMCO has now applied to ASIC for approvals on listing at least three fixed income funds on the exchange. The three funds...
At FINA, we track fixed income ETFs and managed funds with our ‘Finders’ to help you narrow your search for products that might suit your portfolio. We don’t make any recommendations as such but try to help you work out what is important. When assessing fixed income ETF performance, the first...
BetaShares' latest ETF review shows that the Australian ETF industry broke its all-time net flows record for September, receiving more than $2bn of net flows in a single month for the first time. As a result, and notwithstanding sharply falling global sharemarkets, the industry grew to end the month at...
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Global investment manager Franklin Templeton has completed its acquisition of Legg Mason which was announced to the market in February. The combined organisation brings together over 1,300 investment professionals, covering multiple asset classes and managing US$1.4 trillion in client assets.  The California-based company said the combined footprint significantly deepens Franklin Templeton’s...
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