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BetaShares launches Australia’s first European and Japanese currency hedged ETFs

16 May 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of Australia’s first currency hedged European and Japanese equity ETFs on the ASX.

BetaShares WisdomTree Europe ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: HEUR) and BetaShares WisdomTree Japan ETF – Currency Hedged (ASX: HJPN) provide access to strategies used by existing WisdomTree ETFs, which have proven to be some of the most popular with investors overseas.

WisdomTree’s Europe ETF, which is hedged to the US dollar, was ranked the number one ETF globally for net inflows in 2015, with over US$13 billion inflows throughout the year. Wisdom Tree’s Japan ETF currently has ~US$9B in assets under management.

HEUR and HJPN aim to provide exposure to the European and Japanese equity markets respectively, hedged to Australian dollars. The ETFs will provide exposure to globally competitive companies that are well placed to benefit from growth in international trade and the potential ongoing reliance by the European and Japanese economies on exports and currency weakness to sustain economic growth.

AMP Capital forms alliance with BetaShares to launch exchange traded managed funds

28 Apr 2016

AMP Capital and BetaShares have formed an alliance to launch a range of exchange traded managed funds expected to have wide appeal, particularly amongst self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees and self-directed investors.

AMP Capital and BetaShares will launch the first three exchange traded managed funds under their alliance on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in the coming months: the AMP Capital Dynamic Markets Fund; the AMP Capital Global Property Securities Fund; and the AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund .

The exchange traded managed funds will replicate the investment strategies of existing AMP Capital funds of the same name and will be actively managed by AMP Capital’s dedicated investment teams. The Funds will be able to be bought and sold during the trading day like any share on the ASX.

BetaShares/ Investment Trends ETF Report 2015

06 Apr 2016

SYDNEY, 6 April 2016: A record number of Australian investors are currently using exchange traded funds (ETFs) according to the BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report released today.

The BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report is the leading quantitative research study of Australian ETF users, based on responses of 9,418 investors and 676 financial advisers. The Report contains insights about the size and growth of the ETF industry in the 12 months to October 2015, including insight into the investment behaviour of retail investors, SMSFs and financial planners.

Overall, the number of investors using exchange traded funds increased 37% to 202,000, up from 146,000, and exceeding the projected growth expectations from last year.

For more information on the report, and to request a copy of the publicly available summary click here.

BetaShares launches Managed Risk Global Share Fund

11 Feb 2016

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Managed Risk Series with the launch of the BetaShares Managed Risk Global Share Fund (managed fund) ASX: WRLD.

BetaShares Managed Risk Global Share Fund joins HVST and AUST in the Managed Risk line-up, enabling advisers, SMSFs and individual investors to create diversified, risk managed equities portfolios with convenience and ease.

Specifically, WRLD aims to:
• provide exposure to a broadly diversified portfolio of global shares
• reduce volatility
• defend against losses in declining markets

With a single trade on the ASX, investors in WRLD can obtain exposure to a risk managed portfolio consisting of the largest companies listed on the stock exchanges of the world’s major developed economies.

WRLD may be suitable for a variety of investors, although it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of SMSFs and baby-boomers, who are seeking global equity exposure but who may be concerned about uncertain and volatile financial markets.

Learn more about the BetaShares Managed Risk Global Share Fund (managed fund) ASX:WRLD.

BetaShares launches Managed Risk Australian Share Fund – providing sharemarket exposure with a smoother investment ride

11 Nov 2015

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares Managed Risk Australian Share Fund (managed fund), which is trading under the ASX code “AUST”.

The Fund’s investment strategy is to invest in a passively managed basket of Australian shares (generally consisting of approximately 200 of the largest shares on the ASX by market capitalisation), providing investors with the opportunity for capital growth and income. In addition, the Fund will employ an active risk management strategy, which seeks to reduce volatility and defend against losses in declining markets.

Although suitable for a range of investors, AUST has been specifically designed to meet the needs of SMSFs, pre-retirees and retiree investors, who are seeking equity exposure but who may be concerned about uncertain financial markets.

BetaShares’ launches new pair of Funds that allow investors to back their view on outlook for US equities

27 Aug 2015

BetaShares is pleased to announce the launch of two new investment funds on the ASX that allow investors to back their view on the outlook for U.S. equities – whether bullish or bearish.

BetaShares Geared U.S. Equity Fund – Currency Hedged (hedge fund) (ASX: GGUS) provides investors with a simple and cost-effective way to obtain geared exposure to the returns of the U.S. share market.

BetaShares U.S. Equities Strong Bear Hedge Fund – Currency Hedged (ASX: BBUS) aims to help investors profit from, or protect against, declines in the US share market. BBUS seeks to generate magnified returns that are negatively correlated to the returns of the U.S. share market.

Both GGUS and BBUS are currency hedged, aiming to substantially reduce the currency risk for Australian investors.
Like all BetaShares Funds, GGUS and BBUS can be bought or sold as easily as trading any share on the ASX.

BetaShares launches NASDAQ 100 ETF

27 May 2015

BetaShares is pleased to announce the launch of our newest product and Australia’s first ETF to track the NASDAQ-100 Index – BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ). NDQ provides Australian investors with a simple and cost effective way to access some of the world’s most revolutionary companies.The NASDAQ-100 Index provides exposure to the performance of the 100 largest non-financial securities listed on the NASDAQ stock market including category defining and household names such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook.

For more information on NDQ – please visit the NDQ product page

BetaShares launches Strong Bear Fund on ASX (BBOZ)

21 Apr 2015

SYDNEY, 20 April 2015: BetaShares today announced the launch of the BetaShares Australian Equities Strong Bear Hedge Fund, trading under the ASX Code “BBOZ”. The Fund aims to help investors profit from, or protect against, a declining Australian share market. It seeks to generate magnified returns that are negatively correlated to the returns of the Australian share market.

The Fund will invest its assets into cash and sell equity index futures contracts (ASX SPI 200 futures), which can be expected to generate a positive return when the S&P/ASX 200 index declines and vice versa. The Fund’s short exposure to the S&P/ASX 200 index will generally vary between 200% and 275% of the Fund’s total assets, and will be actively monitored and adjusted to stay within this range.

For more information about the Fund, please click here.

BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report 2014

10 Apr 2015

SYDNEY, 10 April 2015: The number of investors in exchange traded funds (ETFs) has surged dramatically over the past year to over 146,000, according to the findings of the BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report released today. Investor numbers have increased 46% in the 12 months to October 2014, up from 103,000 in the previous corresponding period, the fastest growth seen in the last four years.

The BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report is a leading comprehensive quantitative and qualitative research study of Australian ETF users available to the market, based on responses of 10,530 investors and 768 advisers on their experiences and usage of ETFs.

BetaShares wins “ETF Manager of the Year Australia” and “Best High Dividend Fund”

19 Mar 2015

BetaShares today announced that it had been awarded two prestigious awards in the Asia Asset Management “ETF & Indexing Awards”, which will take place in Hong Kong in April.

BetaShares won the award for “ETF Manager of the Year – Australia” and its highly successful HVST fund won the regional award for “Best High Dividend Fund”.

More information about the awards can be found here.