Sure, we have ETF reviews of many different Australian ETFs from many different ETF providers. But what about the companies behind those ETFs? Who are they and what do they claim to stand for?
You don’t want to invest your life savings in an ETF from a company that might close up shop next week, as UBS Australia did in 2020 when they pulled the plug on their Australian ETF business.
You need to know the company you are investing in, and know that they are in it for the long haul. So read on as I take a closer look at the various companies on the ASX today and the ETFs that each company offers:
Vanguard ETF Reviews
Read our Reviews of Vanguard’s Australian ETFs to find out which ETF fits best in your portfolio:
- VGS Vanguard International Shares ETF
- VGAD Vanguard Internal Shares (Hedged)
- VTS Vanguard US Total Market Shares ETF
- VAP Vanguard Australian Property Shares ETF
- VESG Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares ETF
Vanguard Australia is probably the most well known ETF provider on the ASX, if not in the world! Globally, Vanguard is responsible for managing more than $6 trillion of investors funds as of January 2020.
Vanguard is an absolute behemoth in the ETF industry!
If you want your money invested in a place that is too big to fail, then Vanguard Australia is where you want to be.
Vanguard are known for making low cost investing easy and simple for individual investors like you and me.
iShares ETF Reviews
Take a look at our Reviews of iShares’ Australian ETFs to see if any of their ETF products give you what you are looking for:
iShares is the brand name of the ETF products offered by Blackrock Australia. The names iShares and Blackrock are often used interchangeably to describe the same ETFs – don’t get confused by the branding!
Blackrock are one of the world’s largest investment management corporations, responsible for managing for than $7 trillion worth of other people’s money as of 2019.
Blackrock Australia offer services to institutions, financial professionals and individual investors. They offer a lot more complicated financial services than just ETF investing. However, I will stick to using the iShares brand through my reviews so that it is clear I am referring to their ETF products.
State Street Global Advisors ETF Reviews
Have a look through the Reviews of State Street’s Australian ETFs and see what takes your fancy:
State Street Global Advisors Australia
State Street Global Advisors is the world’s third largest asset manager behind Blackrock and Vanguard. They were responsible for more than $2.7 trillion worth of investor’s money as of 2017.
In Australia, State Street Global Advisors aims to develop innovative investment strategies to provide their clients with transparent and reliable returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.
State Street Australia differentiates themselves from the big two by offering ETFs that cover large asset classes such as property, resources or financials.
VanEck ETF Reviews
Here are the Reviews of VanEck’s Australian ETFs that you can invest in on the ASX:
- MVA VanEck Australian Property ETF
- GRNV VanEck Australian Sustainable Shares ETF
- ESGI VanEck International Sustainable Shares ETF
VanEck is a somewhat smaller player in the global financial market compared to the Blackrocks and Vanguards of the world. Based in New York, VanEck has satellite offices in Australia, Germany, China, Spain and Switzerland. VanEck has been offering ETFs on the global market since 2006.
VanEck Australia serves a niche ETF market and tries to offer ETFs that provide investors with opportunities that you can’t find anywhere else. You won’t see the usual S&P 500 or ASX 200 ETF’s with VanEck! They focus more on areas such as ethical investments. As VanEck Australia puts it:
We seek to offer investors intelligently designed investment products that take advantage of specific market opportunities.
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If there is an Australian ETF that I have not covered that you would like to see reviewed in future, please get in touch with me and let me know!
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