BlackRock sent a shiver through the domestic ETF market, which has tripled in the last four years to around $25 billion, slashing prices for two if its core products.
Exchange-traded funds continued to attract inflows from investors in 2022, albeit at a slower pace thanks to rising interest rates and market volatility. Resources and mining-focused funds were clear standouts in a challenging year.
The announcement comes amid a major push into the domestic market for Global X, which in December signaled its intention to launch ten new products in 2023.
ETFs have revolutionised the investing universe for many good reasons. But ultimately ETFs are just like stocks – there are the good, the bad and the ugly.
The pendulum may have swung back towards active management this year, but the domestic ETF market is flush with options and continues to steal FUM.
The National Australia Bank’s Private Wealth division this week announced a partnership with the world’s leading index fund manager, BlackRock.