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BetaShares is a leading provider of exchange traded funds (“ETFs“) which are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. BetaShares offers a range of funds which cover Australian equities, international equities, cash, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. As at 30 September 2014, BetaShares has approximately $1.6 billion in assets under management.

ETFs offer simple, liquid, transparent and lower cost access to a variety of markets and asset classes. It is for this reason that ETFs have been adopted around the world as an integral part of investment portfolios by retail, SMSF and institutional investors alike.

Our objective is to expand the universe of investment possibilities for investors in Australia, enabling Australians investors to build more robust, diversified and cost effective investment portfolios.

BetaShares is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, one of Asia’s largest asset management firms. Mirae manages in excess of US$60 billion, including over US$9 billion in ETFs.

See www.betashares.com.au

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Australian ETF Review: June 2019 half-year

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – May 2019

The Australian ETF industry hit a new record of $48.7 billion in funds in May, and has now piled on over $10 billion in the last 12 months. Aussie shares and bonds were popular, with both categories receiving ~$250 million. Find out what the best-performing funds were and which products are attracting the highest inflows.

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  • 15 November 2018

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  • 11 October 2018

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  • 23 May 2018

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  • 1 March 2018

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  • 9 November 2017

Australian ETF industry summary – Sept 2017

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