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Where is the money going? May 2021 update

Where is the money going? (May 2021 update)

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Last year, we looked at some interesting data for total ASX ETF net flows across asset classes. In case you missed it, you can see the post here.
Given the positive feedback we received on the article, we thought we would provide an update on the top asset class flows of 2021 so far.

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Making an impact with thematic investing: the catastrophe and opportunity of climate change

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Last week I read an interesting piece by someone who clearly is not a fan of thematic investing.
He demonstrated the dangers of jumping on the ‘next big thing’, pointing out, for example, the risks faced by early investors in the automobile industry.

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Two top risks for 2021 and ETFs that may benefit

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Eurasia Group (a world leader in political risk analysis), published their Top Risks of 2021 report on 4 January.
In their view, 2021 will overwhelmingly be about economic responses to Covid-19’s lingering effects (debt burdens and misaligned politics), even as vaccines are rolled out and the actual healthcare emergency fades.

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U.S. Election: Three possible scenarios, and ways investors could play them

U.S. election: Three possible scenarios, and ways investors could play them

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With the U.S. Presidential election now less than a week away, many investors are currently considering how the potential result could impact their portfolios. While, as our Chief Economist David Bassanese noted in his U.S. Presidential election preview, markets ultimately learn to live with whomever the U.S.

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Where is the money going?

Where is the money going?

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Chatting to advisers and investors on a daily basis, a question I frequently get asked is: “Where is the money going in ETF-land?”
Given the volatility and uncertainty we have seen in the markets this year, it was interesting to pull the Year to Date (1 Jan 2020 to 30 Sep 2020) flows from the ASX.

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A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

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ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations have been increasing in importance for investors in recent years and have been brought further into focus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, the knock-on effects of lockdown, including restricted movements of people and shutdown of industrial activity,

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Green bonds for a green future

Green bonds for a green future

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The devastation of the Australian bushfires brought the very real effects of climate change to the forefront of investors’ minds. Now more than ever, many investors are looking to put their dollars to work towards a sustainable future.
Many investors will be aware of our three equity-focused ethical equities ETFs: the Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR),

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