Today we have announced the latest findings from our annual BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report. The Report is Australia’s most comprehensive summary of the ETF industry based on quantitative research of over 9,000 investors. It contains insights about the size and growth of the ETF industry, including insight into the investment behaviour of retail investors, SMSFs and financial planners. Click here to request your copy.
We are excited to have launched two new funds: BetaShares Strong Australian Dollar Fund (hedge fund) (ASX: AUDS) and the BetaShares Strong U.S. Dollar Fund (hedge fund) (ASX: YANK).
AUDS is designed to provide investors with a magnified “long AUD” exposure to the change in the value of the Australian Dollar relative to the US Dollar. AUDS can be used by Australian financial advisors and investors to potentially mitigate, or hedge, currency risk commonly affecting Australian investor returns from international, U.S. Dollar denominated investments. Conversely, YANK provides investors with a magnified “long USD” exposure to the performance of the US Dollar relative to the Australian Dollar.
The launch of the new Funds follows on the back of the success of the BetaShares Currency series, including the BetaShares U.S. Dollar ETF (ASX: USD) which has grown to over $500 million in assets and is amongst the most actively traded exchange traded products on the ASX.
We’re proud to announce the launch of the Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI), the first global equities ETF available on ASX that uses a broad set of ethical eligibility screens.
ETHI invests in 100 large global stocks from developed market countries (excluding Australia) that are climate change leaders. In addition, ETHI uses a broad set of ethical eligibility screens to remove companies that have exposure to fossil fuels, gambling, tobacco, armaments, human rights concerns and other activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investment best practice.
Our popular educational whitepaper “The How and Why of Investing in Agriculture” has been refreshed by Chief Economist, David Bassanese, and is now ready to be downloaded.
In this updated whitepaper we explore the increasing global demand for agriculture commodities and why this sector may be considered to be a key ‘secular’ growth industry.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest fund, the BetaShares Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF (ASX: EX20).
EX20 aims to track the performance of an index which provides exposure to approximately 180 stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, ranked from number 21 to number 200, based on their market capitalisation.
The Fund offers a simple, cost-effective way to diversify and complete an Australian equities portfolio, and reduce portfolio concentration to individual securities and market sectors.
We’re delighted to have been announced as the ‘ETF Fund Manager of the Year’ at the Professional Planner & Zenith Fund Awards, held on Friday 7th October.
The annual awards are based on Zenith’s renowned fund manager review and rating process, which focuses on nine key aspects of a fund manager’s philosophy, process and people.
We’re proud to announce the launch of BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX: HACK). HACK aims to track the performance of the Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity Index, and provide simple, cost-effective and transparent exposure to the leading companies in the global cybersecurity sector.
We are proud to announce the launch of two new funds in the Global Sector Series – BetaShares Global Healthcare ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: DRUG) and the BetaShares Global Agriculture Companies ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: FOOD).
DRUG aims to track the performance of an index comprising of 60 of the largest global (ex-Australia) healthcare companies.
FOOD aims to track the performance of the largest global agricultural firms outside of Australia.
Both DRUG and FOOD are hedged into Australian dollars with the aim of eliminating the impact of currency fluctuations on portfolio performance, making the two ETFs unique in the Australian market.
We are pleased to announce the launch of two new funds in our Global Sector series – BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF – Currency Hedged (MNRS) and BetaShares Global Banks ETF – Currency Hedged (BNKS)
MNRS aims to track an index comprising of 40 of the largest global (ex Australia) gold miners. At end-June 2016, this index had a combined market capitalisation of $A308 billion – significantly more than the combined value of the gold miners available on the Australian stock exchange, which had a value of $A25 billion.
BNKS aims to track an index comprising the largest global (ex Australia) banks by market capitalisation, offering exposure to 60 of the world’s most important banking powerhouses including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and HSBC.
The 2016 BetaShares Tax guide for its exchange traded funds has been released. The Tax Guide has been prepared for an Australian resident individual investor in a BetaShares Exchange Traded Fund. It contains general information to assist you in completing your 2016 Tax Return.