Exchange-Traded Funds

Hedge Funds

ETF use to grow rapidly amongst all types of investors

The ownership of exchange traded funds (ETFs) by investors is growing at three times the speed of superannuation assets, according to provider State Street Global Advisors. The amount invested in ETFs registered in Australia will grow from $12 billion currently to $25 billion over several years, while a far greater figure is already invested by […]
Unintentional

How ETFs are being used

  The use of ETFs in Australia has grown almost 50 per cent since the beginning of 2013 reaching just shy of $10bn in funds under management as at the end of December. While in the early years growth was driven by retail investors, recent activity suggests ETF uptake by institutional investors is on the […]
Hedge Funds

All bells and whistles at Club Plus Super

Members of the $1.5 billion industry superannuation fund, Club Plus Super, can now directly purchase term deposits, exchange-traded funds and shares via the fund’s new online investment and administration platform. For only $15 a month plus brokerage fees, members can invest in one, three, six and 12-month deposits and trade stocks on the S&P/ASX 300 […]
Governance

HOSTPLUS to offer “soft merger” platform

HOSTPLUS is inviting smaller funds to join them in a “soft merger” by giving access to its investments in a pooled superannuation trust. The fund is building a platform, which it hopes to have ready by the end of the year, that will give other fund and SMSFs access to each investment on a unit […]
CMSF

Funds vow to fight SMSF exodus

Leading superannuation funds are preparing to strike back against the appeal of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) by offering inhouse self-managed options to members. In a panel session which revealed how SMSFs now represent 32 per cent of all superannuation funds, larger than any other sector, HOSTPLUS said it would be offering members a self-managed investment […]
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