25 Jan – 29 Jan 2016


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In a week where bond yields fell on the back of offshore events, investors resumed their net purchases of bond ETFs (see chart below). The total value of bond ETFs increased by just shy of 0.25% and all ETFs recorded inflows (except for Vanguard’s new International ETFs whose values remained unchanged). The iShares UBS Government Inflation Index Fund proved popular, increasing in size by 1.4% over the week, although it is one of the smaller ETF’s listed on the ASX. In absolute terms, it was just pipped for the largest flow of funds by the Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF.


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1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.090.212.690.18782.39
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND26.040.342.450.2421.02
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT25.770.382.380.227.78
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF106.720.322.420.24290.25
iShares Treasury ETFIGB103.510.412.060.2616.28
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB114.27-0.021.410.2646.17
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.320.192.710.2873.28
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB21.290.482.540.24166.99
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.720.352.540.2694.60
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF49.830.302.410.20297.78
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB49.30.362.320.2063.72
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF50.43--0.301.01
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF51.11--0.201.02

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