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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.

Australia’s first diversified ‘all growth’ ETF – coming soon

24 Nov 2020

We are pleased to announce that Australia’s first ‘all growth’ diversified ETF will start trading on the ASX on 16 December 2020[1].

The BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF (DHHF) will be invested in a blend of large, mid and small cap equities from Australia, Global Developed and Emerging Markets, offering investors exposure to a diversified portfolio with the potential for high growth in a single trade. The Fund will provide exposure to around 8,000 equity securities listed on over 60 global exchanges.

Learn more and register your interest here >

[1] DHHF is currently trading on the ASX as the BetaShares Diversified High Growth ETF. Following close of trading on 15 December 2020, the fund’s strategy will change to 100% growth and will be known as the BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF.

 

BetaShares FY19/20 Fund Tax Statements – now available via Link’s Investor Centre

24 Jul 2020

BetaShares FY19/20 Fund tax statements are now available via Link’s Investor Centre.  Log in here to access yours.

Receive next year’s tax statement directly to your email

If you did not receive your tax statement via email this financial year, and wish to receive it next year, make sure you’re opted in for email communications.

Opt in via Link’s Investor Centre, alternatively, BetaShares is happy to assist investors with this process.

Register through BetaShares >>

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Will I receive my tax statement via post too?

BetaShares’ tax statements have gone digital and will no longer be sent by post, unless specifically requested via Link. We’ve made this change for investor convenience, and to reduce the carbon footprint associated with paper-post sends. Every year in July, tax statements are issued to investors in all BetaShares funds that have paid a distribution during the previous financial year (1 July to 30 June).  Whereas in previous years these tax statements were printed and sent by post to investors, we have now changed the default tax statement communication position from paper post to digital.

Thank you for supporting the transition to a more sustainable and convenient way of receiving information about your investment with BetaShares.

 

ASX: HETH and HNDQ – now available on the ASX!

23 Jul 2020

Two new ETFs have joined BetaShares’ existing range of currency-hedged global equities ETFs:

(ASX: HETH) BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF – Currency Hedged: provides access to a portfolio of large global companies that meet strict sustainability and ethical standards. ETHI, the unhedged version of the strategy, is the largest ethical ETF on the ASX. Learn more about HETH.

(ASX: HNDQ) BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF – Currency Hedged: enables investors to get exposure to the currency-hedged version of the iconic Nasdaq-100 Index. NDQ, the unhedged version of the strategy, is Australia’s largest technology-focused ETF. Learn more about HNDQ.

BetaShares Fund Tax Statements have gone digital

29 Jun 2020

Make sure you have registered your details with Link to receive your BetaShares FY19/20 Fund Tax Statement promptly.

Register via BetaShares >>

Register directly with Link >>

Every year in July, tax statements are made available to investors in all BetaShares funds that have paid a distribution during the previous financial year. In July 2020 these statements will cover the period commencing 1 July 2019 and ending 30 June 2020.

  • Whereas in previous years these tax statements were printed and sent by post to all unitholders who had not specifically requested them to be communicated electronically, we have now changed the default tax statement communication option from paper post to digital.
  • As such, BetaShares Fund Tax Statements will not be sent via paper post this year unless this is specifically requested via Link.
  • We’ve made this change for unitholder convenience but also to reduce the carbon footprint associated with paper-post sends.

 Click here to learn more.

Supporting the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

To mark the transition to digital communications, BetaShares is donating 100% of the cost that would have been spent on printing and posting our FY19/20 Fund Tax Statements
to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. 

 

BetaShares brings additional currency-hedged global ETFs to market

10 Jun 2020

ASX: HQLT now available, HNDQ and HETH, coming soon!

We’re proud to announce three new ETFs joining BetaShares’ existing range of currency-hedged global equities ETFs, the largest range of currency-hedged exposures on the market.

BetaShares Global Quality Leaders ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: HQLT) – just launched

HQLT offers exposure to a diversified portfolio of 150 high quality global companies (ex-Australia) in a single ASX trade.

BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: HETH)* – coming soon

HETH will provide access to a portfolio of large global companies that meet strict sustainability and ethical standards.  ETHI, the unhedged version of the strategy, is the largest ethical ETF on the ASX.

BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: HNDQ)* – coming soon

HNDQ will enable investors to get exposure to the currency-hedged version of the iconic Nasdaq-100 Index.

Learn more about HQLT, and register your interest for HETH and HNDQ.

*Subject to final regulatory approval