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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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Emerging markets

Emerging markets: Capitalising on five positive trends

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With the pandemic dominating the short-term outlook, the longer-term advantages of emerging markets companies become more important in the pursuit of return.
In this guest article, Martin Currie Australia, the investment manager of the BetaShares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Fund (managed fund) (ASX: EMMG),

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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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Answers to your most-asked webinar FAQs

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A large audience dialled into the latest of our fortnightly ‘Virus Crisis’ webinars last week. We received many questions from those who attended. David Bassanese, BetaShares Chief Economist, has provided responses to some of the most-asked questions by attendees.
1. You mentioned V,

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Top 5 investment strategies for 2020

BetaShares’ top 5 investment strategies for 2020

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2019 saw a stellar performance by equity markets both in Australia and overseas, while fixed income investors did not miss out either, as falling bond yields led to strong returns.
So what do we think lies ahead in 2020, and what does this imply for potential investment strategies?

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Nothing is certain, except death, taxes - and Aussie dividends?

Nothing is certain, except death, taxes – and Aussie dividends?

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When it comes to thinking about returns from your Aussie shares, for many people, dividends are a big part of the story, and historically dividends have made up a significant proportion of the total returns of Australian sharemarket.
Australian companies on average have among the highest dividend yields1 and payout ratios2 in the developed world.

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