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BetaShares Crypto Innovators ETF (CRYP) – coming soon to the ASX

13 Oct 2021

The BetaShares Crypto Innovators ETF (CRYP) will be available soon on the ASX.*

Register your interest for CRYP to be notified at the time of launch.

CRYP provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of global companies at the forefront of the rapidly emerging crypto economy.

CRYP will aim to track the Bitwise Crypto Industry Innovators Index (before fees and expenses), developed by Bitwise, one of the largest global crypto-asset managers.

CRYP’s index is designed to capture the full breadth of the crypto ecosystem, by providing exposure to pure-play crypto companies, those whose balance sheets are held at least 75% in crypto-assets, and diversified companies with crypto-focused business lines.

Current index constituents include cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase (COIN), Bitcoin mining company Riot Blockchain (RIOT) and business intelligence firm Microstrategy (MSTR)*.

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*Subject to final regulatory approval

*No assurance is given that these companies will remain in the index or will be profitable investments

BetaShares helped raise over $200,000 for the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife by doubling donations on ‘Matched Giving Day’ 2021

04 Aug 2021

We supported the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife’s annual ‘Matched Giving Day’ fundraising campaign on World Rainforest Day this year.

The fundraiser raised $222,000, which will go towards urgent recovery efforts following the Black Summer bushfires.

Alex Vynokur, Chief Executive Officer of BetaShares, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in the work that they do to restore our country’s natural flora and fauna. Every dollar donated has been doubled to ensure that we can speed up the recovery process and ensure maximum impact. We are proud to be involved.”

BetaShares recently transitioned its investor base to receive digital communications about their holdings in order to support the reduction of the carbon footprint associated with paper-post sends.

To mark the transition, BetaShares committed its support to FNPW’s Matched Giving Day and the foundation’s efforts towards the protection and conservation of Australian wilderness and wildlife for future generations.

Following the devastation of the bushfire season and the recent floods, almost 2,0001 plant and animal species have been reported as in trouble or extinct, with nearly one in three of Australia’s unique mammals at risk of extinction.

By 2021, 104 endemic Australian species2 were listed as extinct, with the biggest causes being invasive species and loss of biodiversity and habitat, exacerbated by worsening droughts, floods and bushfires.

Ian Darbyshire, Chief Executive Officer for FNPW, said: “We are thrilled with the result of the Matched Giving Day, which will contribute to the urgent work still needing to be done around the country following the 2019/20 bushfires. It’s important we don’t forget the devastation we’ve experienced as a nation over the past few years and continue to support our threatened species and recover the large expanse of land and habitat lost.”

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

1 http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicthreatenedlist.pl?wanted=faunahttp://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicthreatenedlist.pl?wanted=flora

2 https://blog.csiro.au/invasive-species-are-australias-number-one-extinction-threat/

BetaShares supports FNPW’s Matched Giving Day

22 Jun 2021

We’re excited to support the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife’s (FNPW) annual fundraising campaign, helping to double its impact for 2021!

The inaugural campaign runs as a 24-hour matched giving day, with BetaShares signing on as the main supporter (or ‘matcher’) for the day. Every dollar raised during the event today (June 22nd) will be doubled by BetaShares and a pool of generous supporters. Funds will go toward projects that safeguard the future of Australia’s natural heritage.

Foundation National Parks & Wildlife

For further information and to make a donation visit: www.charidy.com/FNPW.

BetaShares announces expansion into New Zealand

07 May 2021

BetaShares has announced the opening of its New Zealand office, located in Auckland.

BetaShares has seen funds under management (FUM) grow from ~A$10 billion at the start of 2020 to more than A$17 billion at the end of April 2021. The fund manager is projecting strong growth to continue, and is committed to a strategy to further invest in growth.

BetaShares Chief Executive Officer, Alex Vynokur, said: “Since the launch of our first product over a decade ago, we have established ourselves as a leader in the Australian ETF industry. Over the years, we have developed a number of long-standing relationships with institutions and advisers in New Zealand, which we have to date serviced out of our Australian offices. We are now excited to deepen our presence in the New Zealand market via a local office, which will help us to better service the needs of New Zealand investors with our extensive range of intelligent investment solutions.”

Thom Bentley has been hired as Director of Adviser and Institutional Business and will be located in the Firm’s New Zealand office. Mr Bentley has more than 30 years’ financial services experience and most recently worked at Smartshares, New Zealand’s only ETF manager, where he was responsible for institutional business.

In addition to SmartShares, Thom has a depth of experience gained at firms such as Remarkable Capital, Nomura Asset Management, Macquarie and Scottish Widows.

Mr Vynokur continued: “We are very pleased to have Thom join us as the first local team member in New Zealand. Thom has demonstrated over many years his ability to add value to a range of institutional and advisor investors.”

Mr Bentley said: “I am excited to be the first local hire for BetaShares in New Zealand. BetaShares have built a reputation as a leading, innovative ETF manager in Australia, and have been involved in New Zealand since their inception. I am thrilled to be part of this next phase of the business’s development as we aim to further extend the Firm’s presence in this market.”

Now available on the ASX – BetaShares Australian Major Bank Hybrids Index ETF (ASX: BHYB)

27 Apr 2021

The BetaShares Australian Major Bank Hybrids Index ETF (ASX: BHYB) is now available on the ASX.

BHYB offers cost-effective, passive exposure to a portfolio of hybrid securities issued by the four largest Australian banks.

Learn more about BHYB

BHYB provides investors with:

  • Attractive tax-efficient income
    BHYB pays income monthly at a rate expected to be significantly higher than cash and senior bonds, along with franking credits
  • Portfolio diversification
    Hybrids historically have exhibited low correlation to equities as well as generally shown defensive characteristics during market declines
  • High quality exposure
    To be eligible for inclusion in the index BHYB aims to track, a hybrid security must be issued by one of Australia’s ‘Big 4’ banks, and have a market capitalisation of at least $100 million
  • Cost-effective exposure
    BHYB aims to track the performance of an index, so there are no ‘active manager’ fees

Investing in a hybrid security fund, as opposed to individual hybrids, has several benefits, including:

• Portfolio diversification – Investing in a hybrid security fund offers diversified exposure to a spread of hybrids, rather than having to research and choose a couple of individual hybrids only

• Issuer diversification – Investing in a hybrid security fund means diversified exposure to a range of issuers

• Liquidity – May benefit from access to superior liquidity compared to directly held hybrids

Simplicity – Hybrids are quite complex securities with varying terms and conditions. Investing in a hybrid security fund may be suitable for investors who lack the expertise or time to evaluate whether than individual hybrid suits their investment objectives

Visit the BHYB fund page 

BetaShares Climate Change Innovation ETF (ERTH) – now available on the ASX

11 Mar 2021

The BetaShares Climate Change Innovation ETF (ERTH) is now available on the ASX.

Learn more about ERTH.

BetaShares’ Climate Change Innovation ETF (ERTH) provides exposure to to global companies at the forefront of tackling today’s climate and environmental challenges.

Companies included in the index that ERTH aims to track fall into the following sectors:

  • Clean/renewable energy
  • Green transportation
  • Water and waste improvements
  • Decarbonisation-enabling solutions
  • Sustainable products

Learn more.

Now available on the ASX – BetaShares Cloud Computing ETF (ASX: CLDD)

25 Feb 2021

We are pleased to announce BetaShares Cloud Computing ETF (ASX: CLDD) is now available.

BetaShares’ Cloud Computing ETF (ASX: CLDD) provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of companies operating in the cloud computing sector, one of the strongest-growing segments of the global technology sector. Current examples of companies in the index that CLDD aims to track are Xero, Shopify, DropBox and Zoom.

Learn more about our latest fund

BetaShares 2020 Giveaway – winner announced

23 Dec 2020

Congratulations to Ben from Sydney, drawn the winner of the 2020 BetaShares Giveaway. Ben selected “All Growth Portfolio” as the ETF he would like to add to his investment portfolio and has received $3,000 of units in the BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF (ASX: DHHF).

Ben recently graduated from university and is working in his first full time role post-study. Read interview highlights from our call with him.

Interview highlights:

Why did you select DHHF as the fund you’d like to own?

“The underlying strategy of the fund caught my attention as it is a blended growth fund with a low management fee – which is quite unique and has been getting quite a bit of traction on Reddit. Additionally, the majority of weight being placed in the developed markets (such as the US & Australia) provides a sense of stability alongside being exposed to the high growth that emerging economies typically face.”

When did you start investing?

“When I was 19 and in my first year of studying finance at university, I was very curious about getting involved in the financial markets. At the time, bank interest rates were creeping towards all-time lows, making me very unsatisfied with the very minimal gains received from interest earned in my bank account. Along with this, my overall understanding of the markets was beginning to expand as a result of my studies and my interest in keeping up-to-date with the latest news relating to markets and the economy which really motivated me to start generating some wealth, so I started investing.”

If you had one snippet of advice to give to anyone thinking about investing, but hasn’t yet, what would you say to help encourage them to get started?

“Before investing, make sure that you know about what you are getting into. It is very important to understand the risk-reward relationship, most importantly it is crucial to know what you are purchasing (if you are pursuing a buy & hold strategy like myself). My recommendation to someone who is new, is to start with ETFs to gain an understanding of the nature of financial markets, then once you are comfortable you may be interested in selecting a few individual stocks to add to your portfolio. Additionally, understanding the benefits of the compounding effect should be enough motivation for someone to take that leap forward.”

Thank you to everyone who entered and keep engaged with BetaShares for future giveaways, ETF investing information and portfolio construction tips.

Now available: BetaShares’ S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

21 Dec 2020

Australia’s first equal-weight U.S. equities ETF is now available on the ASX.

The BetaShares S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (ASX: QUS) provides exposure to the largest 500 publicly traded companies on the U.S. sharemarket, with an equal weighting allocated to all the stocks in the portfolio. Equal weighting helps to ensure investors gain broad and diversified exposure to the U.S. sharemarket, while reducing the risk of concentrated exposure to the largest stocks in the index.

For broad U.S. exposure, we believe the need to diversify is more important than ever before, given that the top five stocks in the S&P 500 – all technology stocks – now account for around 20% of the index by market capitalisation (as at 30 November 2020).

The equal weighted methodology is simple, yet has been effective, with the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index outperforming the market-cap weighted S&P 500 index since its inception (8 January 2003), making it an interesting option to consider for a core holding to U.S. equities.

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Now available: BetaShares’ All Growth Diversified ETF & Ethical Diversified ETF range

16 Dec 2020

Australia’s first all growth diversified ETF and ethical diversified ETF range are now available on the ASX.

Australia’s first ethical diversified ETF range
ASX: DBBF, DGGF & DZZF

The BetaShares Ethical Diversified ETFs are cost-effective, all-in-one portfolio solutions for investors whose priority is investing in a way that aligns with their values.

The Ethical Diversified ETFs provide exposure to true-to-label, ethically-screened, multi-asset portfolios, and are offered across three risk profiles: Balanced, Growth and High Growth. They are built using BetaShares’ market-leading range of RIAA-certified ethical ETFs*, which now account for over $1.9 billion in funds under management.

Visit the fund pages to learn more:

Australia’s first ‘All Growth’ diversified ETF on the ASX
ASX: DHHF

The BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF (ASX: DHHF) is invested in a blend of large, mid and small cap equities from Australia, global developed and emerging markets. In a single trade, DHHF offers exposure to a diversified all-in-one portfolio with the potential for high growth, providing access to approximately 8,000 equity securities listed on over 60 global exchanges.

DHHF’s management costs are 0.19% p.a., making DHHF the lowest-cost all-in-one diversified ETF on the ASX1.

Visit the fund page to learn more:

*The underlying BetaShares ethical ETFs have been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See www.responsibleinvestment.org for details. The Responsible Investment Certification Program does not constitute financial product advice. Neither the Certification Symbol nor RIAA recommends to any person that any financial product is a suitable investment or that returns are guaranteed. Appropriate professional advice should be sought prior to making an investment decision. RIAA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.

Source: ASX website. As at December 2020. Other costs, such as transaction costs, may apply. Refer to the Product Disclosure Statement for more information.