The Australian exchange traded funds industry hit an all-time high for funds under management in July, reversing a rare month of negative growth in June. The industry ended the month at $23.4B, growing approx. $900m for the month (4% monthly growth). Despite strong sharemarket performance throughout the month, investors still seem cautious with strong inflows in cash and fixed income.
Market Size & Growth
- ASX Exchange Traded Funds Market Cap: $23.4B – New all-time record
- Market cap growth for month: +4%, +$894.3m
- Market cap growth for last twelve months: 17.5%, +$3.5B
- New unit growth for month (units outstanding by number): +2.5%
- Net new money (units outstanding by $ value): +$215.3m
Comment: Strong sharemarket performance aided the industry’s growth, with over 70% of the month’s growth coming from asset value appreciation.
- 179 Exchange Traded Products trading on the ASX
- 4 new products launched this month
- 1 product closure this month
Comment: We added two new funds to the Global Sector Series – BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF – Currency Hedged (FUEL), BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF – Currency Hedged (MNRS). Magellan and ANZ ETFs each launched a new product. VanEck Vectors Emerging Resources ETF (MVE) was closed and replaced under the same code by a Mid-Cap Exposure.
Average trading value increased 51% month on month
Best performers this month were Palladium and the BetaShares Geared Australian Equity Fund (GEAR)
Top 5 category inflows (by $) – Month
|Australian Listed Property||$13,996,816|
Top 5 category outflows (by $) – May 2016