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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2016

BY Ilan Israelstam | 11 October 2016

The Australian exchange traded fund industry once again hit an all-time high for funds under management in September, building on positive growth recorded for the last few months. The industry ended the month at $24.1B, which included strong growth of approx. $530m for the month (2% growth). This month’s result was particularly strong when considering that the Australian sharemarket was flat and that global sharemarkets fell.

Market Size & Growth

  • ASX Exchange Traded Funds Market Cap: $24.1B – New all-time record
  • Market cap growth for month:  +2.3%, +$529.5m
  • Market cap growth for last twelve months: 24.7%, +$4.8B

New Money

  • New unit growth for month (units outstanding by number): +2.5%
  • Net new money (units outstanding by $ value): +$580.9m


  • 184 Exchange Traded Products trading on the ASX
  • 1 new product launched this month

Comment:  This month saw the launch of a single new fund, BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX:HACK)

Trading Value

  • Average trading value remained flat vs. last month


  • Best performers this month were Crude Oil (via ASX: OOO), Resources (via ASX: QRE and ASX: OZR), and Agricultural Commodities (via ASX: QAG).

Top 5 category inflows (by $) – September 2016

Category Inflow Value
Australian Equities $309,703,154
Fixed Income $124,433,482
International Equities $ 57,362,263
Cash $ 42,203,398
Commodities $ 18,618,372

Top category outflows (by $) – September 2016

Category   Outflow Value
International Equities – Europe ($24,417,205)
International Equities –

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