16 Nov – 20 Nov 2015


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Flows in the ETF space continued to be modest for a second week in a row, but this week the change in fund values was barely above zero, rising 0.1% for the week.

All bar one of the funds in the survey experienced inflows over the week. The most popular fund using this measure was the iShares UBS Government Inflation ETF, which increased in fund value by 0.7%.

Returns for October are now all in and at the short-term end of the bond ETF spectrum, BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF returned 0.20% for the month. At the longer-term end, the average return for the month across the bond ETFs in the YieldReport survey was 0.28% with the highest October return of 0.37% coming from the RCB Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond


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1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.170.202.810.18782.08
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND25.780.296.400.2415.66
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT25.590.346.710.227.73
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF105.
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.340.236.130.2616.10
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB112.960.096.720.2645.64
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.200.374.470.2872.95
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB20.970.317.500.24143.51
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.580.335.590.26114.54
Vanguard Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF49.300.296.050.20268.31
Vanguard Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB48.670.296.340.2058.10

*1 month/1 year performance as at end of October 2015. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before fees