It’s time to run a ruler over Perennial Value/eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund (Managed Fund) ETF (ASX: IMPQ) and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 ETF (ASX: STW). The ETFs invest across the Australian shares sector.
The Perennial Value/eInvest IMPQ ETF (ASX:IMPQ)
The eInvest IMPQ Fund provides actively-managed exposure to Australian and New Zealand-listed small caps. IMPQ also focuses on investing in companies with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes.
According to our most recent data, the IMPQ ETF had $4.28 million of money invested. Given its funds under management (also known as FUM or ‘market cap’) is less than $100 million, you should consider if this ETF is still too small and if it is sustainable for the ETF issuer. At Best ETFs we say an ETF with more than $100 million invested is typically more sustainable than one with less than $100 million (at least). However, there are exceptions to this general rule, especially if the ETF issuer/provider is reputable and committed to growing the ETF’s FUM through effective marketing strategies and distribution to financial advisers.
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SPDR STW ETF (ASX:STW)
The SPDR STW ETF is Australia’s first ETF and has been operating for over 15 years. STW provides exposure to the largest 200 Australian shares, based on market capitalisation. This is a low-cost way to access top Australian companies through a single fund.
With our numbers for December 2020, STW’s FUM stood at $4221.53 million. Since the STW’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 STW ETF bad?
SPDR, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.13% for the STW ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $2.60.
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.
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