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 (Unhedged) (Managed Fund) (ASX:RENT).
As global volatility remains turbulent and investors stay on high alert it is timely to refer to the old adage: Cash Is King. BetaShares currently offers a variety of ways to help seek protection from the vagaries of the market, including a Gold Bullion Fund (ASX: QAU), Short Funds (ASX: BEAR,BBOZ,BBUS) and a series of Risk Managed Share Funds (ASX: HVST,
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.
In light of recent global market turbulence, the BetaShares Distribution Team has received lots of queries about how exchange traded products (ETPs) that track international markets are priced on the ASX when these offshore underlying markets are closed.
Many investors, for example, often find out how the US market has performed overnight by listening to the news whilst heading to work or reading the paper with their morning coffee.
It’s been 10 months since our BetaShares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (managed fund) (ASX Code: HVST) has been launched and since that time it has consistently been one of our most popular Funds, including being the Fund page with the highest website traffic in our stable. With this in mind, I figured a blog post taking a look at the Fund and how it has been delivering on its objectives would be useful (to make things more interesting I’ve put a little sidebet of a morning coffee within the Distribution Team that this might be our most popular blog post too!).