15 Aug – 19 Aug 2016


Investor interest returned to the bond ETF sector after several weeks of stagnation or fund outflow. It is an unusual week when total fund value rises by 6% but this was one of those weeks. Two funds, iShares UBS Composite Bond ETF and Vanguard’s Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF, were behind the increase. iShares ETF increased by 18% and Vanguard’s grew by 10.0%. Both are index funds; that is, each seeks to track rather than outperform an index.


1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.110.192.490.18889.78
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND26.791.397.230.2427.06
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT26.761.577.740.2210.78
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF109.091.326.870.24376.99
iShares Treasury ETFIGB107.561.787.60.2625.53
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB117.830.844.270.2668.24
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.550.494.290.2898.92
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB22.251.968.750.2459.99
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.960.615.260.2659.08
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF50.51.316.830.2465.01
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB51.021.527.440.2111.54
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF52.161.81-0.312.53
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF53.362.32-0.220.81
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of July 2016. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before fees