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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...
The value of the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry has surged past $70 billion for the first time, extending its strong growth run. A report from BetaShares highlights the 45% compound annual growth rate in the value of the Australian ETF industry since inception in 2001, compared to the 11%...
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...
Despite very low interest rates and volatile markets, there were still four fixed income ETFs that returned over 5% in the 12 months to 30 June 2020. Surprisingly, there were 12 funds that earned over 4% over the year. All four funds had global exposure and three of the four...
Active asset manager Janus Henderson Investors has listed a new fixed-income active ETF – the Janus Henderson Tactical Income Active ETF.  To be traded on the Chi-X exchange (CXA:TACT), the fund employs active asset allocation to achieve its capital preservation focus, with the ability to invest in cash, fixed and...
Socially conscious investors have been putting their money where their mouths are and starting a wave of investments in companies and funds that follow environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.  These criteria measure how a company performs as a steward of nature; manages its relationships with employees, suppliers, customers and...
Fixed income ETFs globally saw a 30 per cent increase in assets under management accounting for US$1.3 trillion at the end of June 2020 according to BlackRock. Bolstered by recent adoption patterns, BlackRock believes that institutional investors will help propel global fixed income ETF assets to $2 trillion by 2024. In...
Global investment manager Blackrock has introduced two new fixed income corporate bond ETFs to investors as part of their iShares ETF portfolio. The two new funds complement the broader iShares fixed income ETF suite of products, offering Australian investors increased flexibility to optimise fixed-income allocations in their portfolios. Christian Obrist, Head...
Betashares has launched BetaShares Global Government Bond 20+ Year ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX:GGOV), its seventh cash and fixed income fund, designed to invest in government bonds from G7 countries. It will be benchmarked against the S&P G7 Sovereign Duration-Capped 20+ year AUD Hedged Bond Index. While the fund is...
Each month Fixed Income News Australia provides a wrap of all the latest bond issues and changes from around Australia. Economic data No RBA meeting in January, the cash rate remains at 0.75% Devastating bushfires across five states, the Insurance Council of Australia says $800m in claims since September and...
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