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BetaShares 2019 Giveaway – winner announced

21 Aug 2019

Congratulations to Claire Hedges from Melbourne, the winner of the 2019 BetaShares Giveaway. Claire selected “Socially Responsible Companies” as the fund she’d add to her investment portfolio and has received $3,000 of units in the BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI).

Interview highlights:

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

I selected ETHI as the fund I’d like to own as I like to invest ethically, supporting companies which are serious about climate change and having positive impacts on society. I also like the low management fees and admire the performance of ETHI in the market.

Why did you start investing?

I started investing because I wanted to do something productive with my savings and I saw investing in ETFs as a proactive way to beat inflation. It’s also giving me an opportunity to plan ahead and help provide stability for me later in life

If you had one snippet of advice to give to anyone thinking about investing, what would you say to encourage them to get started?

I would encourage anyone who’s thinking about investing to take the leap and start. It’s daunting at first and there’s a lot to know but the best way to learn and gain confidence is by making that initial investment.


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

A window to investment opportunity in India: BetaShares launches India Quality ETF (ASX: IIND)

08 Aug 2019

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares India Quality ETF (ASX: IIND) on the ASX, giving investors convenient and cost-effective access to one of the world’s most exciting markets. India has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with GDP growth of 7.5% p.a. over the last decade to 2018, and the IMF forecasting continued growth at approximately this rapid rate for the next five years.

IIND aims to track an Index which provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of the highest-quality companies trading on the National Stock Exchange of India.

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BetaShares launches Australian Government Bond ETF

10 Jul 2019

We’re pleased to announce the latest addition to our market-leading cash and fixed income product suite, the BetaShares Australian Government Bond ETF (ASX: AGVT).

AGVT aims to track the performance of an index that provides exposure to a portfolio of high quality, income-producing bonds issued primarily by Australian federal and state governments, and with a component issued by supranationals, sovereign agencies and similar organisations.

Learn more and request an information pack. 

BetaShares and Legg Mason launch Emerging Markets Fund (ASX: EMMG)

12 Jun 2019

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our fourth Active ETF with our strategic partner, Legg Mason – the BetaShares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Fund (managed fund) is available on the ASX under the code “EMMG”.

EMMG invests in a portfolio of emerging market shares which is managed with the proven investment expertise of Legg Mason’s global equity specialist, Martin Currie.

How to use EMMG in a portfolio:

EMMG can be used to implement a variety of investment strategies. For example:

  • Growth-oriented portfolio allocation that taps into some of the world’s fastest-growing economies
  • Diversify domestic portfolios with global exposure to companies and sectors not well represented in the Australian sharemarket
  • Benefit from the global technology revolution

For more information on EMMG, visit the product page or download the factsheet, flyer or brochure. 

BetaShares ETF Model Portfolios now available via platform SMAs

06 Jun 2019

We’re pleased to announce that financial advisers will now be able to access our Dynamic Asset Allocation ETF Model Portfolios via Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs).

The SMAs are now investible on major platforms including Macquarie Wrap, Hub24 and Praemium, with availability across a number of additional platforms expected by Q3 2019.

Find out more >>

BetaShares to launch India Quality ETF

20 May 2019

With a focus on quality companies in one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, the BetaShares India Quality ETF will give investors a way to access the Indian market through a passive indexing approach – to be launched on the ASX.*

Learn more about the fund and register your interest >>

*Subject to regulatory approval.

Launch of BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report

13 Mar 2019

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our annual ETF research report, in partnership with Investment Trends.

The Australian ETF industry has continued its strong growth trajectory, with a record number of self-directed investors, SMSFs and financial planners now using ETFs in Australia.

Investor numbers in the Australian market reached 385,000, up from 314,000 the year before (22% year on year growth). The Report forecasts the industry to grow to over 430,000 investors by end 2019.

The Report is the leading quantitative research study of the Australian ETF industry. Based on responses of approximately 8,000 investors and 800 financial planners, the study contains insights into the size and growth of the ETF industry as well as the investment behaviour and preferences of these audiences.

Explore more of the findings and request a copy of the report here.