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BetaShares and Legg Mason launch Australia’s first Fixed Income Active ETF – ASX: BNDS

23 Nov 2018


We’re pleased to announce the launch of our third active ETF with Legg Mason, and Australia’s first Fixed Income Active ETF – the BetaShares Legg Mason Australian Bond Fund (managed fund)  available on the ASX under the code “BNDS”.

BNDS – managed by multi award-winning Legg Mason affiliate, Western Asset – aims to provide efficient access to an actively managed and broadly diversified portfolio of high quality Australian fixed income securities.

How to use BNDS in a portfolio:

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

  • A core component of a fixed income allocation providing attractive income, relatively high levels of capital stability and diversification benefits to
    portfolios
  • A complement to a core cash/ term deposit allocation providing a regular income stream without the need to lock up capital

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

BetaShares launches 50th ASX-traded fund – Global Quality Leaders ETF (ASX: QLTY)

06 Nov 2018

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our 50th ASX-traded fund, the BetaShares Global Quality Leaders ETF (ASX: QLTY).

QLTY provides access to 150 of the highest-quality global companies (ex-Australia), based on a combined ranking of four key factors – equity and profitability, low leverage and
earnings stability.

QLTY aims to track the iSTOXX MUTB Global ex-Australia Quality Leaders Index.  At the end of October 2018, the Index has delivered an impressive return of 13.3% p.a. compounded over the past 10 years, compared with 8.8% p.a. for the MSCI World Index*.

How to use QLTY in a portfolio:

  • A core allocation to international shares
  • Tactical exposure to the global sharemarket
  • A low cost complement or alternative to active fund managers focused on global equities

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

 

*Source: Bloomberg. Past performance is not indicative of future performance of the Index or QLTY. Does not take into account QLTY’s fees and costs. Investment involves risk and the value of units may go down as well as up.

BetaShares launches Global Income Leaders ETF (ASX: INCM)

22 Oct 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares launches Global Income Leaders ETF (ASX: INCM) – providing Australian investors with exposure to a diversified portfolio of 100 global companies (ex-Australia) which are selected for their potential to generate attractive and persistent income.

INCM offers Australian investors with a cost-effective way to expand the world of income opportunities in their portfolios as well as benefit from the diversification benefits that come from global shares.

For more information and to request an information pack, click here.

BetaShares launches Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX: ASIA)

24 Sep 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares launches Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX: ASIA) – providing Australian investors easy access to Asian tech leaders such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Samsung.

ASIA aims to track the returns of an Index comprised of the top 50 companies by market capitalisation in the technology and online retail industries that have their main area of business in the Asian region, excluding Japan.

For more information and to request an information pack, click here.

BetaShares launches Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (ASX: RBTZ)

18 Sep 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (ASX: RBTZ) – providing investors with access to the global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Mega-trend.

RBTZ provides access to the disruptive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (“A.I.”) sectors through exposure to a portfolio of global companies involved in production or use of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence products and services – including industrial robots, autonomous vehicles and applications of large-scale machine learning.

For more information and to request an information pack, click here.

BetaShares announces plans to expand range of technology exposures

21 Aug 2018

BetaShares has today announced plans to expand its global shares product suite via the launch a range of new international ETFs.

The roll out of the new series of Funds will commence by initially launching three new ETFs that will provide exposure to some of the fastest growing technology investment themes globally.

Three new products are expected to launch soon on the ASX*:

  • BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)
    •  Access to the 50 largest technology companies in Asia (excluding Japan) including innovative powerhouses Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu.
  • BetaShares Global Blockchain Innovators ETF (BLOK)
    • Access to a portfolio of global companies leading the way in the development, research or utilisation of blockchain technologies
  • BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ)
    •  Access to the global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) sector through exposure to companies involved in the production or use of robotics and automation products and services.

Register your interest for ASIA, BLOK and RBTZ here.

*Subject to regulatory approval

BetaShares awarded ‘Best ETF Provider – Australia’ at the Asset’s Triple A Awards

10 Aug 2018

We’re delighted to have been announced as the ‘Best ETF Provider – Australia’ at the The Asset’s Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Awards 2018. In addition to the Best ETF Provider, our two socially responsible ETFs – ETHI and FAIR –  were awarded first and second place in the ‘Most Innovative ETF Product – Australia’ category.

Best ETF Provider – Australia

  • BetaShares

Most Innovative ETF Product – Australia 

About the Awards
The Asset’s Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious awards, recognising the leading wealth management institutions as well as the premier financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. The awards are given to the institutions that offer best and most innovative ETF products and providers that keep the ETF market thriving.

BetaShares Tax Guide 2018

12 Jul 2018
The 2018 BetaShares Tax guide for its exchange traded funds has been released.

The Tax Guide has been prepared for an Australian resident individual investor in a BetaShares Exchange Traded Fund.

It contains general information to assist you in completing your 2018 Tax Return.

Download the guide here.

Proposed modifications to Fund constitutions regarding AMIT tax regime

19 Jun 2018

BetaShares Capital Ltd, in its capacity as responsible entity, proposes to make certain modifications to Fund constitutions to enable the adoption of the Attribution Managed Investment Trust (AMIT) tax regime. See the “Resources” section of each Fund page for a notice containing further information on this topic.

BetaShares launches Australian Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (ASX: CRED)

05 Jun 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares Australian Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (ASX: CRED), a low cost, intelligent core portfolio building block for Fixed Income.

CRED is designed to provide investors exposure to a portfolio of investment grade, fixed-rate Australian corporate bonds, which, at the time of writing, is offering investors the highest income levels available from all Australian Corporate Bond ETFs trading on the ASX*.

At 0.25% p.a., CRED is additionally the lowest-cost Australian fixed-rate corporate bond ETF currently available on the ASX**.

For more information and to request an information pack, click here.

*Source: Bloomberg, as at 4 June 2018.
**Source: ASX Investment Products Monthly Update, April 2018, based on MER (% p.a.).