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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – April 2014

BY Ilan Israelstam | 12 May 2014
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Our Australian ETF Review for April 2014 reported that the industry had a record month which saw it break through the $11 billion barrier in funds under management. The market grew by 4.3% in the month, and has now grown approximately 50% over the last 12 months. Highlights of the report are set out below:

Market Cap

  • ASX Exchange Traded Funds Market Cap: $11B – New record high
  • Market cap growth for month:  +4.3%, +$452.1m

New money

  • New unit growth for month (units outstanding by number): 3.1%
  • Net new money (units outstanding by $ value): +$292.4m

Comment: Another record month for the industry which has now broken through the $11B level. 65% of this month’s growth came from new money inflows (structural growth), while the remainder was driven from existing asset growth

Products

  • 91 Exchange Traded Products trading on the ASX
  • No new products launched in April

Trading Value

  • Trading value increased 2.6% month on month

Performance

  • Natural gas products and property securities ETFs the best performers for second month in a row

Top Inflows by Category

Category Inflow Value
Aus. High Yield $73,175,145
Cash $61,242,430
Aus. Equities – Broad $52,118,240
International Equities – Developed $50,646,067
A-REIT Sector $17,685,740

Comment: Consistent with previous months, the highest level of inflows by category were in High Yield Equities products & Cash, with the Australian Cash ETF once again receiving the highest level of net inflows by product (~$61m)

Top Outflows by Category

Category Outflow Value
Commodities ($1,238,512)

Comment: Net outflows were virtually non-existent this month, with small outflows recorded in gold exposures

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