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17 Nov 2012 (AFR) – Time to exchange strategies

[COMMENT: Great intro article on ETFs – Exchange Traded Funds – including a few sample providers (but this is NOT a recommendation to invest in any of them, as it is for information only).]

(17 Nov 2012, AFR, p28, Bina Brown)

‘Investors are putting more money into exchange traded funds (ETFs) than ever before. Big growth in this area coincides with a massive shift from actively managed funds to lower cost passive funds as investors focus on minimising costs in an environment of low returns.’ <snipped…>

There are five major ETF providers: State Street with its domestic equity and fixed-income SPDR ETFs; Blackrock-owned iShares Australia with a range of domestic and international offers; Vanguard; BetaShares; and Russell Investments. Smaller providers are Market Vectors Australia (formerly Australian Index Investments) with domestic sector ETFs and ETF Securities with a range of ETCs. A recent newcomer is the DIGGA Australian Mining Fund. UBS Global Asset Management is no stranger to ETFs, with 75 available to investors in 13 countries.’

Read more at (might need AFR login access)

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