BetaShares is a leading provider of exchange traded funds (“ETFs“) which are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. BetaShares offers a range of funds which cover Australian equities, international equities, cash, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies.
Our objective is to expand the universe of investment possibilities for investors in Australia, enabling Australians investors to build more robust, diversified and cost effective investment portfolios.
BetaShares is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, one of Asia’s largest asset management firms. See www.betashares.com.au
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