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’
This is the fifth post in my series on the topic of asset allocation. Previously, I’ve discussed accessing asset allocation exposures, how asset allocation is the cornerstone of active portfolio management, provided an overview on the benefits of asset allocation and given you my thoughts on implementing tactical allocations in portfolios. In this final post I’d like to
It has been a little more than a year since I joined BetaShares and, as the end of the year approaches, I feel it is the perfect time to reflect on some of the changes I have seen in both the Australian and Global exchange traded fund market during that time. With 2016 around the