A claim currently receiving renewed attention in the long-contested active versus passive investment debate is that the apparent outperformance of passive investment strategies is largely cyclical, and usually only takes place in the late stages of a bull market. This note, however, argues that while there may well be an element of cyclicality in passive
Due to the strong growth and popularity of the ETF industry, ETFs receive a large amount of media coverage. While most of this coverage is positive and constructive, there are always a few ‘rogue’ articles (often written by active fund managers) which aim to point out the “dangers” of investing in these products. The primary
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are well known for their low cost and diversification benefits, however, their level of liquidity and ability to closely track the price of the underlying securities they hold are advantageous for investors but tend to be less well known and sometimes misunderstood. To understand how ETFs maintain this ability, it is
With the silly season upon us, I feel it’s the perfect time to reflect on 2016. It has been a big year for ETPs in Australia and around the world! I’ll also try to make some predictions on where I think the future developments may lie for the Australian exchange traded products industry, as we
Hi, my name is Mai Platts, BetaShares Account Manager – Adviser & Institutional Business, and I am addicted to technology. It took me a while to admit it, however here it is, in this very public forum. I am not ashamed to say that if I am given a choice, you’ll find me waving my
The new financial year is the perfect time to make some financial resolutions and review your portfolio, particularly in light of the recent – and continued – volatility in markets. Of course, your personal financial resolutions will depend on your investment objectives, but here are some ideas to spark some thought.
As you might have heard, BetaShares recently announced a strategic alliance with AMP Capital to launch a series of active exchange traded managed funds on the ASX. The first two of these funds are actually now trading: AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund (Unhedged) (Managed Fund) (ASX: GLIN) and AMP Capital Global Property Securities Fund
Watch this short video for a description on the concept of Managed Risk Investing, and explanation on its applicability particular to retiree and pre-retiree investors.
Last Thursday we had over 200 interested investors join our latest webinar to hear from David Bassanese, BetaShares Chief Economist and Justin Arzadon, Director of Distribution as they discussed the topic: Gold shines amid global volatility. The session was held as the heightened levels of global share market volatility and uncertainty continue along with the re-emergence
With the price of oil below $40, some investors might think now is a good time to invest into an oil exposure and then sit and wait for the price of oil to eventually rebound. However, investing in oil isn’t that simple. In this post for the BetaShares Academy, I describe the ‘ins and outs’