18 Jul – 22 Jul 2016


This week investor funds flowed to the bond sector of the ETF market in a halt to the fund outflows which had been experienced over the previous two week. The largest beneficiaries were the iShares UBS Composite Bond ETF (in absolute terms) while the iShares UBS Government Inflation ETF was the largest beneficiary in percentage terms.

Last week it was mentioned how it was the time of year where ETFs make distribution to holders. It appears Vanguard’s funds, which had a payable date on 18 July, possibly accounted for the payments in their figures from last week and thus the distributions were responsible for some, if not all, of these bond ETF’s value changes.



1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.140.192.490.18890.32
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND26.751.397.230.2424.31
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT26.701.577.740.228.08
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF108.911.326.870.24319.06
iShares Treasury ETFIGB107.111.787.600.2625.42
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB118.060.844.270.2664.23
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.560.494.290.2898.95
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB22.061.968.750.2457.69
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.920.615.260.2657.67
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF50.401.316.830.2421.84
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB50.931.527.440.2103.15
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF51.801.81-0.311.40
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF53.232.32-0.218.63
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of June 2016. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before fees