19 Sep – 23 Sep 2016


The overall value of bond ETFs grew by 0.3% for the week, with most funds attracting new investor funds. Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF and iShares UBS Composite Bond expanded by the largest amounts in absolute terms and by 0.5% and 0.4% respectively in relative terms.

Only two funds contracted and only by trivial amounts. They were both Russell Australia ETFs but this may be purely coincidence. The Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond ETF and the Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF both slipped in size by less than 0.1%.


1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.150.182.430.18894.80
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND26.640.406.250.2426.90
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT26.540.356.610.2213.35
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF108.700.446.050.24324.96
iShares Treasury ETFIGB106.840.346.580.2627.50
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB116.35-
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.630.513.890.28102.05
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB22.010.867.920.2459.34
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.790.524.710.2658.60
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF50.360.406.020.20514.87
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB50.790.336.440.20119.97
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF51.950.45-0.3018.75
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF53.19-0.20-0.2027.56
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of August 2016. Closing price as at week end. Returns in AUD before fees