Founded in 1975 and with more than A$6 trillion in assets under management in both index and active funds, Vanguard is one of the world’s largest global investment management companies. In Australia, Vanguard has been serving financial advisers, retail clients and institutional investors for 20 years. See www.vanguardinvestments.com.au.
Vanguard Interactive Index Chart
This tool allows you to compare the growth of $10,000 invested in major asset classes over historical time periods, against a backdrop of key economic, social, political and demographic changes. Link is vanguard.com.au/indexchart
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As Warren Buffett said: “If a statue is ever erected to honour the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle.” The ‘father of indexing’ died last week.
ETFs reached over $40 billion by the end of 2018, with international equities ranked first for net flows, and a rapid growth in fixed income products. Cap-weighted indexes dominated but smart beta is gaining ground.
As the population ages and property prices rise rise, equity in owner homes has more potential as a significant source of ‘retirement income’. But an ASIC report highlights complexities in reverse mortgages not well understood.
This excellent Interactive Index Chart shows market performance of various asset classes since 1970, and allows readers to compare the growth of $10,000 invested in these asset classes over historical periods.
Although over one million Australians are trustees of SMSFs, ASIC reports that many do not have the expertise or time to take responsibility to manage their own superannuation.
The concept of factor investing has been around for decades and features in many portfolios. A considered and patient use of factors can enhance investment performance but not short term in all market conditions.
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The Australian ETF market attracted $1.9 billion in Q4 2018, pushing the full year’s inflows to $6.4 billion. Global equities and fixed interest thrived.
Australians have over $40 billion of their savings invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) according to the latest figures released by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).