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Active ETFs

Active ETFs

They provide access to a range of asset classes and investment strategies that non-institutional investors may not ordinarily have access to, for example international equities, fixed income securities and currency markets. By investing in an Active ETF/EQMF you can achieve a level of diversification that would normally be too difficult to realise investing in each asset individually. Active ETFs/EQMFs also have no minimum investment requirements which makes them more accessible. They benefit investors who prefer an active investing strategy and want their money to outperform the benchmark.  

 

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Active ETFs

Active ETFs are similar to the passively managed ETFs. Instead of using a passive investment strategy mimicking an index or other benchmark, Active ETFs have a fund manager who makes active decisions about what to invest in. Active ETFs aim to beat the benchmark or index whereas ETFs aim to follow the benchmark or index as closely as possible. Whilst Active ETFs will try to avoid falls in the benchmark, ETFs will go down when their benchmarks fall. As a result of an active investing strategy, Active ETFs will have higher fees to pay for the skill and experience of the fund manager.

Active ETFs and ETFs share similarities in that they are both listed on the exchange and investments in them are made through purchasing units via a broker.

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Active ETFs
  • Buying or selling is efficient as it can be done via an exchange such as the ASX, the exact same way as buying a share.
  • It delivers easy accessibility to active investment management capabilities, and has the potential to outperform a benchmark.
  • Provides high transparency regarding pricing, with more frequency than traditional managed fund prices.
  • With live pricing, investors can choose what price they invest in the Active ETF
  • Tax reporting and portfolio administration is made easier, as Active ETFs can be managed and reported amongst other broker holdings.
  • Active ETFs have the ability to offer a diversified portfolio, which offers differentiation that is difficult for retail investors to access.
  • Active investing means that the Active ETF will actively seek to minimise losses during market downturns instead of passively following the benchmark
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Active ETFs

EQMF stands for Exchange Quoted Managed Fund. An EQMF is a managed fund traded on a stock exchange. They function like managed funds, but traded like shares which can be bought and sold during trading day on the stock exchange. EQMFs are actively managed by fund managers to generate alpha and outperform relevant benchmarks.  

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Active ETFs

Active ETFs are much more liquid than unlisted investment vehicles and other types of traditional closed-ended products. An open-ended structure means that the Active ETF can create and cancel units according to investor demand. Some Active ETFs will also take on the role of market maker to ensure liquidity for investors.

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Active ETFs

If you already have a stockbroking account, there is no extra paperwork or forms to fill out to invest in an Active ETF. This makes them more flexible and hassle free. Investing more into the Active ETF is similarly a simple process, simply purchase more units. 

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Active ETFs

ETMF stands for Exchange Traded Managed Fund. An ETMF is a managed fund traded on a stock exchange. They function like managed funds, but traded like shares which can be bought and sold during trading day on the stock exchange. ETMFs are actively managed by fund managers to generate alpha and outperform relevant benchmarks.  

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Active ETFs

A listed fund is a managed fund traded on a stock exchange. They function like managed funds, but traded like shares which can be bought and sold during trading day on the stock exchange. Listed funds are actively managed by fund managers to generate alpha and outperform relevant benchmarks.

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Active ETFs

Quoted funds are managed funds that are traded on a stock exchange. They function like managed funds, but traded like shares which can be bought and sold during trading day on the stock exchange. Quoted funds are actively managed by fund managers to generate alpha and outperform relevant benchmarks.

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Active ETFs

Active ETFs are managed funds that are traded on a stock exchange. They function like managed funds, but traded like shares which can be bought and sold during trading day on the stock exchange. Active ETFs are actively managed by fund managers to generate alpha and outperform relevant benchmarks.

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Active ETFs
Passive and active investments are two different investment approaches. Put simply, passive investment involves tracking an index or benchmark (i.e. the ASX200) and replicating its returns and yield. These investments are generally simple and inexpensive –they sometimes get called “set and forget” strategies. If a fund manager has an active investment strategy, they use their skill and knowledge to ‘beat’ the market and earn excess returns for their clients. Although active investing may sound simple – its incredibly complex and hard to achieve, and can be relatively expensive. 
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