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BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Financials Sector ETF (QFN)


Aims to track the price and income performance of the S&P/ASX 200 Financials-x-A-REIT Index, before fees and expenses.

S&P/ASX 200 Financials Sector ETF - Overview


Provides simple and transparent exposure to the Australian Financials sector

  • With a single trade, investors can get exposure to the entire universe of stocks in the index
  • Holds the largest financial stocks on the ASX, including the "Big 4" banks
  • Financials sector has typically exhibited high income yields relative to other sectors
  • Receive all dividends and franking credits from underlying stocks
  • Advantages

  • Access: exposure to performance of whole sector in a single trade
  • Simple: buy and sell just like shares
  • Low cost: ETFs track the performance of an index (no 'active manager' fees)
  • Liquid: trade on ASX throughout the day
  • Robust Structure: Investment portfolio made up of actual shares which are part of the financials sector
  • Flexible: can be used to implement a range of investment strategies
  • How to Invest

    An ETF is a managed fund whose units can be bought and sold on the ASX

  • You can buy or sell units just like you'd buy or sell any share on the ASX
  • No minimum investment
  • Trade throughout the ASX trading day
  • Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) available
  • Pricing Information - 12-Dec-2016

    Current Price NAV
    Last Trade* $11.78 NAV/Unit* $11.76
    % Change (prev day) 1.55% *As of close of previous trading day
    Bid* (delayed) $10.74    
    Offer* (delayed) $11.87    
    iNAV (live)    
    *Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
    What is an iNAV

    iNAV stands for Indicative Net Asset Value. It is updated every 60 seconds and provides an estimate of the NAV of the ETF during the trading day

    Profile - 12-Dec-2016

    Net Assets* ($A) $28,796,149
    Units Outstanding* (#) 2,448,756
    Mgmt Fees** (% p.a.) 0.39%
    Distribution Frequency Semi Annual
    Issuer BetaShares Capital Ltd
    Fund Administrator RBC Investor Services
    Custodian RBC Investor Services
    Registry Link Market Services
    Auditor KPMG
    * As of close of previous trading day
    **Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

    Trading Information

    Exchange ASX
    ASX Code QFN
    Bloomberg Code QFN AU
    Currency AUD
    Trading Hours 10.00-16.00 (AEST)
    Authorised Participants 7
    Market Makers Susquehanna Pacific
    Marginable Check with your broker
    Short Selling Check with your broker
    SMSF Eligible Yes

    Index Information

    Index S&P/ASX 200 Financials-x-A-REIT
    Index Provider Standard & Poor's
    Index Ticker XXJ
    Bloomberg Index Ticker AS51FNXP Index
    Index Methodology

    Top 10 Portfolio Exposures - 12-Dec-2016

    Name %
    1 Commonwealth Bank of Australia 24.8 %
    2 Westpac Banking Corp 19.3 %
    3 Australia & New Zealand Bank Group Ltd 15.6 %
    4 National Australia Bank Ltd 14.1 %
    5 Macquarie Group Ltd 5.2 %
    6 Suncorp Group Ltd 3.1 %
    7 QBE Insurance Group 3.1 %
    8 Ins Australia Group Ltd 2.6 %
    9 AMP Ltd 2.5 %
    10 ASX Ltd 1.7 %
    * As of close of previous trading day

    Sector Allocation

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    Investment Banking & Brokerage
    Consumer Finance
    Other Diversified Financial Services
    Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
    * As of 30 September 2016

    Fund Returns After Fees (%)

    1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year 3 year p.a 5 year p.a Since Inception (p.a.) Inception Date
    Fund 5.92 % 7.23 % 5.43 % 5.01 % 4.54 % 14.73 % 10.89 % 10-Dec-10
    Index 6.06 % 7.47 % 5.62 % 5.48 % 5.02 % 15.39 % 11.45 % -
    * As at 30 November 2016
    Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated in Australian dollars using net asset value per unit at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect brokerage or the bid ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling units on the ASX. Returns are after fund management costs, assume reinvestment of any distributions and do not take into account tax paid as an investor in the Fund. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualised. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown.

    Yield Information

    Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual
    12 Mth Distribution Yield* (%) 4.9%
    12 Mth Gross Distribution Yield* (%) 6.9%
    *As at 30 September 2016. Yield figures calculated by summing the prior
    12 month net and gross fund per unit distributions divided by the
    fund closing NAV per unit

    Recent Distributions

    Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Distribution
    Unit ($)
    Annual Distribution Return (%) (1)
    01-Jul-2016 04-Jul-2016 18-Jul-2016 $0.11539 3.87%
    04-Jan-2016 06-Jan-2016 19-Jan-2016 $0.37807 4.44%
    01-Jul-2015 03-Jul-2015 20-Jul-2015 $0.12205 4.7%
    02-Jan-2015 06-Jan-2015 19-Jan-2015 $0.38561 4.53%
    01-Jul-2014 03-Jul-2014 16-Jul-2014 $0.08822 5.61%
    14-Nov-2013 20-Nov-2013 16-Jan-2014 $0.43152 6.54%
    01-Jul-2013 05-Jul-2013 16-Jul-2013 $0.08044 6.92%
    10-Dec-2012 14-Dec-2012 17-Jan-2013 $0.38098 6.74%
    02-Jul-2012 06-Jul-2012 18-Jul-2012 $0.08315 6.86%
    03-Jan-2012 09-Dec-2011 24-Jan-2012 $0.42558 6.28%
    01-Jul-2011 07-Jul-2011 21-Jul-2011 $0.07586 -
    1 This is the annual distribution return to the end of the relevant distribution date. The distribution return reflects the contribution to total investment return made by the Fund's distributions. It is calculated as the difference between total Fund return and NAV return. NAV return is the change in the Fund's NAV price. Total return is the NAV return plus reinvestment of all distributions back to the Fund. Past performance not indicative of future performance.

    iNAV is an indicative estimate only, may not reflect the true value of a unit and may be materially out of date at the time viewed. It should not be relied on in making any investment decision. See Terms and Conditions for more information.

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