20 Mar – 24 Mar 2017


Investor interest in Australian bond ETFs was moderate this week and the value of bond ETFs increased by around 0.2%. In absolute terms, the most-favoured ETF was the Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF (ASX code: VAF) but it was the iShares UBS Government Inflation Index ETF (ASX code: ILB) which grew most in percentage terms. While it is not the smallest fund in the sector, it is still under $100 million in total market capitalisation.


1m (%)1y (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Interest CashAAA50.140.182.25 1,123.74
SPDR S&P/ASX Australian BondBOND25.710.591.9528.59
SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government BondGOVT25.560.551.7015.43
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF105.700.612.13353.98
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.940.571.4229.59
iShares Government Inflation ETFILB113.450.610.7694.64
Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond ETFRCB20.400.703.35119.65
Russell Australian Government Bond ETFRGB20.960.671.8058.21
Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETFRSM20.520.512.4561.35
Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETFVAF48.660.582.12599.37
Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index ETFVGB48.980.541.88133.17
Vanguard International Credit Securities Index ETFVCF51.510.115.2875.21
Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index ETFVIF51.73-0.592.1768.92
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of January 2017. Closing price as at week end. Returns in AUD before fees