It’s time to run a ruler over Betashares Australian Small Companies Select Fund (Managed Fund) ETF (ASX: SMLL) and Betashares Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200). The ETFs invest across the Australian shares sector.
The Betashares SMLL ETF (ASX:SMLL)
The BetaShares SMLL Fund is an ASX-listed managed fund that aims to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index and provide investors with regular capital growth and income.
According to our most recent data, the SMLL ETF had $50.91 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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Betashares A200 ETF (ASX:A200)
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.
With our numbers for December 2020, A200’s FUM stood at $1113.35 million. Since the A200’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 A200 ETF bad?
Betashares, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.07% for the A200 ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $1.40.
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.
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