Aus ETFs near $50bn

Aus ETFs near $50bn

Australia’s ETF sector ended May at a high of $48.7 billion in funds under management, with all of its monthly growth coming from net inflows, according to a new report.

The BetaShares Australian ETF Review – May 2019 showed that the industry received around $1 billion in net new money during the month, with its monthly total market cap increasing by 1.4 per cent.

ETFs were also reported to reach a record in terms of trading value, with more than $4 billion of value traded over the month for the first time.

Australian shares and bonds received the highest amount of flows, with both categories receiving around $250 million in net flows.

“Fixed income ETFs have received significantly more attention this year than ever before as investors continue to exhibit caution on the equities market,” Alex Vynokur, chief executive of BetaShares, said.

“Year to date, fixed income is the number one category for flows in the industry, marginally beating out the ever-popular international equities category.

“Investors are increasingly realising the benefits of ETFs in obtaining targeted exposure to this asset class, with the breadth of the fixed income ETF product range now allowing investors to build bond portfolios which are tailored to their specific needs.”

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Source: Aus ETFs near $50bn – InvestorDaily