Some things you should know about the A200 ETF
The Betashares A200 ETF provides exposure to the largest 200 Australian companies, based on market capitalisation. Unlike many other Australian shares ETFs, A200 uses the Solactive Australia 200 Index. This is virtually the same thing as the indices provided by S&P/ASX, as it also uses a market capitalisation weighting.
According to our most recent data, the A200 ETF had $1113.35 million of money invested. With A200’s total funds under management (FUM) figure over $100 million, the ETF meets our team’s minimum investment criteria for FUM levels. As a general rule, our team draws the line at $100 million for ETFs in the Australian shares sector because we believe that, relative to smaller ETFs, achieving this amount of FUM lowers the chance that the ETF issuer will close the ETF.
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The IEM ETF – a quick look for savvy investors
The iShares IEM ETF provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of over 800 companies from emerging markets, like China, India and Brazil.
With our numbers for December 2020, IEM’s FUM stood at $865.29 million. Since the IEM’s FUM is over $100 million, our investing team would say the ETF has met our minimum criteria for the total amount invested, otherwise known as FUM. A very sustainable ETF in the Index sector should be able to scale well and become profitable for the ETF issuer.
Are the fees for the IEM ETF bad?
iShares, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.67% for the IEM ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $13.40.
The management fee is above the average for all ETFs on our list of ASX ETFs, but keep in mind the ETF may be able to justify the higher price tag with superior performance over time.
The iShares IEM ETF might be one idea for the watchlist but before you go any further, click here to get our full ETF review – it’s free.