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What Assets does my ETF own?

Investors are rightly interested to know about the underlying assets held inside their investment products. Buying individual stocks gives you potential access to dividends and capital growth the company generates. But what about managed funds and ASX traded Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) – what do they hold? We look further into this issue in this

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How safe are my ETF assets?

ETFs in Australia are regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) as registered “managed investment schemes” (“MIS”) which means ETF issuers are governed by a detailed and strict set of regulations regarding the management of assets. To understand how safe ETF assets are, we need to understand the MIS rules – the laws

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Who owns the Assets in my ETF?

All ETFs in Australia utilise a structure where each investor owns “units” which give an ownership share in the overall assets held by the fund. These ETF units are issued by a “unit trust”, which holds the assets of the fund on trust for investors. The structure used for ETFs is the same structure used

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The Australian Economy – The (Economic) Handover and What it Means for Investors

The remarkably prescient Glenn Stevens has given his latest summary of global and Australian economic conditions, continuing his cautiously optimistic predictions of steadily improving economic conditions in Australia and overseas at last week’s Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference. Stevens (reflecting the RBA official view) made three key points of relevance for Australian investors: Australian inflation

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Is a weakening Australian economy bad for our share market?

2014 has started with a torrent of bad news for Australian workers and manufacturers. The closure of Holden and Toyota’s local operations and the demise of Alcoa speak loudly about growing unemployment and an uncompetitive Australian manufacturing industry. Australia’s economy is slowing down and dire predictions by a leading economist of  GDP growth as low

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Launch of BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report

Last week we launched, in collaboration with the research firm Investment Trends, the BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report 2013. This is the fourth year we’ve been involved with this effort which represents the leading comprehensive quantitative and qualitative research study of Australian ETF users available to the market, based on responses of 10,421 investors and 734

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – February 2014

Last week we released our monthly Australian ETF Review for February 2014, which indicated that, after a slow January, the Australian exchange traded fund industry re-commenced its fast growth trajectory and reached a new record high of $10.3B. Industry market capitalisation grew 5% for the month on stronger trading value. Highlights of the report follow:

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