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BetaShares Australian ETF Review: September 2015

BY Ilan Israelstam | 15 October 2015
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The Australian exchange traded fund industry once again experienced positive net inflows during September, despite continued global share markets falls.

Overall, the industry ended the month at $19.2 billion in funds under management; increasing slightly on the $19 billion recorded in August, but still below the record high $19.7 billion recorded in July this year.

Australian equities across both broad exposures and the high yield category were the dominant product categories for inflows.

Market Cap

  • ASX Exchange Traded Funds Market Cap: $19.2B
  • Market cap growth for month: +0.4%, +$81.6M
  • Market cap growth for last twelve months: +49.0%, +$6.4B

 

New Money

  • New unit growth for month (units outstanding by number): +3.7%
  • Net new money (units outstanding by $ value): +$436.9M

Comment: Australian equities across both broad exposures and the high yield category were the dominant product categories for inflows.

Products

  • 143 Exchange Traded Products are now trading on the ASX
  • 1 new product launched – State Street World Quality Mix (QMIX)

Comment: The one new product launched in September takes the total number of new products launched this year to 42, compared with 12 new products launched in total in 2014. 

Trading Value

Average trading value decreased 22% month on month after a record trading month in August, but still remains high

 Performance

The best performing exposures this month were:

  • Soft agricultural commodities
  • Short Australian Equities (via BBOZ)

Top 5 category inflows (by $) – September

Category Inflow Value
Aus. Equities – Broad $99,469,338
Aus. High Yield $85,427,553
International Equities – Emerging Markets $53,758,290
International Equities – Global $44,907,097
International Equities – Developed $34,995,498

 Top category outflows (by $) – September

Category Outflow Value
Commodities ($1,878,455)

Comment: Solely confined to commodities the net outflow activity was low throughout September.

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