Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment fund that can be bought and sold on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) just like ordinary shares.

There’s two types: Passive and Active

Passive ETFs
Are the most common and they track a benchmark (e.g. index, sector or commodity). Their goal is to move in line with the underlying benchmark and provide a near identical return (less fees). The difference between the ETFs return and the underlying benchmark’s return is called the “tracking error”. Fees with Passive ETFs are typical lower than Active ETFs and Managed Funds.

The largest Passive ETF of the ASX is the SPDR S&P/ASX 200 (STW) which tracks the return of the S&P/ASX 200 Index.

Active ETFs
Are less common and can be identified by the use of “Hedge Fund” or “Managed Fund” in their title. These ETFs are actively managed and aim to outperform a benchmark or follow an objective.

The most well-known Active ETF is the BetaShares Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund (BEAR) which aims to generate returns that are negatively correlated to the returns of the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation index.

While ETFs provide an excellent way to gain exposure to a whole market or sector through one transaction, some small funds have extremely low liquidity and might have a large “spread” in the buy/sell price.

IMPORTANT doesn’t provide share price data.

The best website is Market Index.
They have current ASX share prices, company charts and announcements, dividend data, directors’ transactions and broker consensus.


What are the Pros and Cons?

ETFs have gained significant popularity over the past few years. This is primarily due to their simplicity, transparency and ability to provide exposure to a basket of shares in one transaction.


  • Simplicity
    You can buy and sell ETFs with your stockbroker just like ordinary shares.
  • Diversification
    Investors can gain access to a whole portfolio of companies through one security, foreign indices and commodities.
  • Transparency
    Fund Managers must regularly disclose their holdings along with their tracking error and fees.


  • Liquidity
    Some smaller funds have very low liquidity so exiting the security might be difficult or costly
  • Currency Fluctuations
    If you're investing in an ETF that tracks an overseas benchmark then currency movements will impact your investments return.


List of ASX ETFs (1 June 2020)

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Code Company Market Cap Weight(%)
DMKTAMP Capital Dynamic Markets Fund (Hedge Fund)7,492,3200.01
GLINAMP Capital Global Infr Sec Fund (Unhedged) (Managed Fund)34,923,7000.05
AGX1Antipodes Global Shares (Quoted Managed Fund)23,004,4000.03
HBRDBetashares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (Managed Fund)657,236,0000.94
ASIABetashares Asia Technology Tigers ETF118,386,0000.17
A200Betashares Australia 200 ETF710,995,0001.02
HVSTBetashares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (Managed Fund)125,924,0000.18
BEARBetashares Australian Equities Bear (Hedge Fund)121,655,0000.17
EX20Betashares Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF109,787,0000.16
AGVTBetashares Australian Government Bond ETF12,476,7000.02
AAABetashares Australian High Interest Cash ETF1,753,530,0002.52
CREDBetashares Australian Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF325,794,0000.47
BBOZBetashares Australian Strong Bear (Hedge Fund)320,410,0000.46
FAIRBetashares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF496,474,0000.71
EEUBetashares Euro ETF10,593,4000.02
HEURBetashares Europe ETF-Currency Hedged23,386,4000.03
F100Betashares Ftse 100 ETF130,624,0000.19
GEARBetashares Geared Australian Equity Fund (Hedge Fund)166,898,0000.24
GGUSBetashares Geared US Equity Fund Currency Hedged (Hedgefund)40,950,0000.06
FOODBetashares Global Agriculture ETF - Currency Hedged16,634,0000.02
BNKSBetashares Global Banks ETF - Currency Hedged19,575,5000.03
HACKBetashares Global Cybersecurity ETF205,348,0000.3
FUELBetashares Global Energy Companies ETF - Currency Hedged144,634,0000.21
MNRSBetashares Global Gold Miners ETF - Currency Hedged21,057,3000.03
DRUGBetashares Global Healthcare ETF - Currency Hedged41,618,4000.06
INCMBetashares Global Income Leaders ETF15,951,7000.02
ETHIBetashares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF645,125,0000.93
IINDBetashares India Quality ETF21,031,3000.03
HJPNBetashares Japan ETF-Currency Hedged31,114,9000.04
BNDSBetashares Legg Mason Australian Bond Fund (Managed Fund)114,807,0000.16
EMMGBetashares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Fund (Managed Fund)9,896,7800.01
EINCBetashares Legg Mason Equity Income Fund (Managed Fund)22,886,1000.03
AUSTBetashares Managed Risk Australian Share Fund (Managed Fund)45,254,3000.07
AUDSBetashares Strong Australian Dollar Fund (Hedge Fund)11,688,0000.02
BBUSBetashares US Equities Strong Bear Currency Hedged (HF)243,459,0000.35
IMPQEinvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund (Managed Fund)1,409,0400
EIGAEinvest Income Generator Fund (Managed Fund)21,482,6000.03
ACDCETFs Battery Tech & Lithium ETF18,595,5000.03
ESTXETFs Euro STOXX 50 ETF47,008,0000.07
COREETFs Global Core Infrastructure ETF18,837,4000.03
ETPMAGETFs Group103,733,0000.15
ETPMPDETFs Group4,984,0600.01
ETPMPMETFs Group12,192,7000.02
ETPMPTETFs Group5,692,1900.01
GOLDETFs Metal Securities Australia Ltd1,368,830,0001.97
CUREETFs S&P Biotech ETF9,114,8100.01
FEMXFidelity Global Emerging Markets Fund (Managed Fund)77,034,9000.11
INIFIntelligent Investor Aus Equity Income Fund (Managed Fund)26,625,9000.04
INESIntelligent Investor Ethical Share Fund (Managed Fund)19,354,4000.03
IAAIshares Asia 50 ETF501,226,0000.72
IZZIshares China Large-Cap ETF98,482,7000.14
BILLIshares Core Cash ETF512,064,0000.74
IAFIshares Core Composite Bond ETF1,118,020,0001.61
IHCBIshares Core Global Corporate Bond(Aud Hedged) ETF295,311,0000.42
IHWLIshares Core MSCI World All Cap (Aud Hedged) ETF83,096,8000.12
IWLDIshares Core MSCI World All Cap ETF116,738,0000.17
IOZIshares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF1,987,430,0002.86
AUMFIshares Edge MSCI Australia Multifactor ETF16,161,4000.02
ISECIshares Enhanced Cash ETF201,709,0000.29
IEUIshares Europe ETF526,745,0000.76
IHOOIshares Global 100 Aud Hedged ETF78,803,6000.11
IOOIshares Global 100 ETF1,746,150,0002.51
IXIIshares Global Consumer Staples ETF173,331,0000.25
IXJIshares Global Healthcare ETF719,929,0001.03
IHHYIshares Global High Yield Bond (Aud Hedged) ETF57,565,3000.08
ILBIshares Government Inflation ETF134,182,0000.19
IHEBIshares J.P. Morgan Usd Emerging Markets (Aud Hedged) ETF31,688,4000.05
IVEIshares MSCI Eafe ETF353,333,0000.51
IEMIshares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF656,583,0000.94
IJPIshares MSCI Japan ETF290,140,0000.42
IKOIshares MSCI South Korea ETF77,700,8000.11
IHVVIshares S&P 500 Aud Hedged ETF526,098,0000.76
IVVIshares S&P 500 ETF3,161,690,0004.54
IJHIshares S&P Mid-Cap ETF119,184,0000.17
IJRIshares S&P Small-Cap ETF162,233,0000.23
ILCIshares S&P/ASX 20 ETF302,821,0000.44
IHDIshares S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities ETF271,089,0000.39
ISOIshares S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries ETF95,920,2000.14
IGBIshares Treasury ETF64,733,7000.09
KSMK2 Australian Small Cap Fund (Hedge Fund)12,633,8000.02
MGEMagellan Global Equities Fund (Managed Fund)1,676,750,0002.41
MHGMagellan Global Equities Fund Currency Hedged (Managed Fund)165,360,0000.24
MICHMagellan Infrastructure Fund (Currency Hedged)(Managed Fund)580,344,0000.83
MOGLMontgomery Global Equities Fund (Managed Fund)82,861,3000.12
GROWSchroder Real Return Fund (Managed Fund)39,554,6000.06
DJRESPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund277,690,0000.4
BONDSPDR S&P/ASX Australian Bond Fund46,125,0000.07
GOVTSPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government Bond Fund25,933,6000.04
MONYUbs IQ Cash ETF1,901,2700
DIVUbs IQ Morningstar Australia Dividend Yield ETF12,033,9000.02
ETFUbs IQ Morningstar Australia Quality ETF4,882,0000.01
FLOTVaneck Vectors Australian Floating Rate ETF263,925,0000.38
MVAVaneck Vectors Australian Property ETF198,205,0000.28
CNEWVaneck Vectors China New Economy ETF73,536,8000.11
CETFVaneck Vectors Ftse China A50 ETF23,261,8000.03
IFRAVaneck Vectors Ftse Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF214,111,0000.31
GDXVaneck Vectors Gold Miners ETF256,520,0000.37
MOATVaneck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF162,763,0000.23
GRNVVaneck Vectors MSCI Australian Sustainable Equity ETF54,444,9000.08
ESGIVaneck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF34,885,4000.05
EMKTVaneck Vectors MSCI Multifactor Emerging Markets Equity ETF28,996,3000.04
MVBVaneck Vectors Australian Banks ETF49,410,4000.07
MVEVaneck Vectors S&P/ASX Midcap ETF117,128,0000.17
MVOLIshares Edge MSCI Australia Minimum Volatility ETF44,941,8000.06
MVRVaneck Vectors Australian Resources ETF54,325,9000.08
MVSVaneck Vectors Small Companies Masters ETF59,295,1000.09
MVWVaneck Vectors Australian EQUAL Weight ETF1,035,590,0001.49
NDIAETFs Reliance India Nifty 50 ETF10,737,9000.02
NDQBetashares Nasdaq 100 ETF818,825,0001.18
OOOBetashares Crude Oil INDEX ETF-Currency Hedged (Synthetic)213,656,0000.31
OZFSPDR S&P/ASX 200 Financials Ex A-REIT Fund63,954,8000.09
OZRSPDR S&P/ASX 200 Resources Fund77,260,9000.11
PAXXPlatinum Asia Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund)141,586,0000.2
PIXXPlatinum International Fund (Quoted Managed Hedge Fund)328,581,0000.47
PLUSVaneck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF250,500,0000.36
PMGOLDGold Corporation8,320,420,00011.96
POUBetashares British Pound ETF20,667,4000.03
QAGBetashares Agriculture ETF-Currency Hedged (Synthetic)2,875,2800
QAUBetashares Gold Bullion ETF - Currency Hedged229,805,0000.33
QCBBetashares Commodities Basket ETF-Currency Hedged(Synthetic)6,869,6300.01
QFNBetashares Australian Financials Sector ETF14,092,5000.02
QHALVaneck Vectors MSCI World Ex Australia Quality (Hedged) ETF165,173,0000.24
QLTYBetashares Global Quality Leaders ETF45,021,0000.06
QMIXSPDR MSCI World Quality MIX Fund23,838,7000.03
QOZBetashares Ftse Rafi Australia 200 ETF226,860,0000.33
QPONBetashares Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF726,725,0001.04
QREBetashares Australian Resources Sector ETF69,814,2000.1
QUALVaneck Vectors MSCI World Ex Australia Quality ETF1,023,230,0001.47
QUSBetashares Ftse Rafi U.S. 1000 ETF47,482,9000.07
RARIRussell Investments Australian Responsible Investment ETF225,040,0000.32
RBTZBetashares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF34,950,4000.05
RCBRussell Investments Australian Select Corporate Bond ETF226,059,0000.32
RDVRussell Investments High Dividend Australian Shares ETF232,339,0000.33
REITVaneck Vectors Ftse International Property (Hedged) ETF32,703,2000.05
RENTAMP Capital Global Prop Sec Fund (Unhedged) (Managed Fund)22,902,1000.03
RGBRussell Investments Australian Government Bond ETF81,323,5000.12
RINCBetashares Legg Mason Real Income Fund (Managed Fund)42,947,5000.06
ROBOETFs Robo Global Robotics and Automation ETF124,332,0000.18
RSMRussell Investments Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF61,543,9000.09
SFYSPDR S&P/ASX 50 Fund587,550,0000.84
SLFSPDR S&P/ASX 200 Listed Property Fund495,302,0000.71
SMLLBetashares Aust Small Companies Select Fund (Managed Fund)33,693,3000.05
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust40,093,7000.06
SSOSPDR S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Fund21,442,8000.03
STWSPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund3,661,200,0005.26
SWTZSwitzer Dividend Growth Fund (Managed Fund)75,359,1000.11
SYISPDR MSCI Australia Select High Dividend Yield Fund158,590,0000.23
TECHETFs Morningstar Global Technology ETF139,973,0000.2
UBAUbs IQ MSCI Australia Ethical ETF141,521,0000.2
UBEUbs IQ MSCI Europe Ethical ETF7,141,0200.01
UBJUbs IQ MSCI Japan Ethical ETF3,090,7300
UBPUbs IQ MSCI Asia APEX 50 Ethical ETF6,509,1700.01
UBUUbs IQ MSCI Usa Ethical ETF3,748,1800.01
UBWUbs IQ MSCI World Ex Australia Ethical ETF32,951,6000.05
UMAXBetashares S&P 500 Yield Maximiser Fund (Managed Fund)85,884,6000.12
USDBetashares U.S. Dollar ETF309,438,0000.44
VACFVanguard Australian Corp Fixed Interest INDEX ETF324,102,0000.47
VAEVanguard Ftse Asia Ex Japan Shares INDEX ETF173,841,0000.25
VAFVanguard Australian Fixed Interest INDEX ETF1,370,370,0001.97
VAPVanguard Australian Property Securities INDEX ETF1,465,430,0002.11
VASVanguard Australian Shares INDEX ETF5,073,860,0007.29
VBLDVanguard Global Infrastructure INDEX ETF90,986,8000.13
VBNDVanguard Global Aggregate Bond INDEX (Hedged) ETF147,323,0000.21
VCFVanguard International Credit Securities INDEX (Hedged) ETF207,462,0000.3
VDBAVanguard Diversified Balanced INDEX ETF243,763,0000.35
VDCOVanguard Diversified Conservative INDEX ETF106,086,0000.15
VDGRVanguard Diversified Growth INDEX ETF239,209,0000.34
VDHGVanguard Diversified High Growth INDEX ETF366,969,0000.53
VEFIVanguard Ethically Conscious GLB Agg Bond INDEX (Hedged) ETF16,716,7000.02
VEQVanguard Ftse Europe Shares ETF172,314,0000.25
VESGVanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares INDEX ETF107,396,0000.15
VEUVanguard All-World Ex-US Shares INDEX ETF1,533,930,0002.2
VGADVanguard MSCI INDEX International Shares (Hedged) ETF935,091,0001.34
VGBVanguard Australian Government Bond INDEX ETF484,979,0000.7
VGEVanguard Ftse Emerging Markets Shares ETF332,643,0000.48
VGMFVanguard Global Multi-Factor Active ETF (Managed Fund)16,003,7000.02
VGSVanguard MSCI INDEX International Shares ETF2,079,220,0002.99
VHYVanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF1,263,320,0001.82
VIFVanguard International Fixed Interest INDEX (Hedged) ETF484,114,0000.7
VISMVanguard MSCI International Small Companies INDEX ETF33,452,0000.05
VLCVanguard MSCI Australian Large Companies INDEX ETF94,795,2000.14
VMINVanguard Global Minimum Volatility Active ETF (Managed Fund)11,811,7000.02
VSOVanguard MSCI Australian Small Companies INDEX ETF359,005,0000.52
VTSVanguard US Total Market Shares INDEX ETF1,818,380,0002.61
VVLUVanguard Global Value Equity Active ETF (Managed Fund)20,814,3000.03
WCMQWCM Quality Global Growth Fund (Quoted Managed Fund)108,278,0000.16
WDIVSPDR S&P Global Dividend Fund245,949,0000.35
WDMFIshares Edge MSCI World Multifactor ETF241,005,0000.35
WEMGSPDR S&P Emerging Markets Fund19,962,8000.03
WRLDBetashares Managed Risk Global Share Fund (Managed Fund)58,414,5000.08
WVOLIshares Edge MSCI World Minimum Volatility ETF116,361,0000.17
WXHGSPDR S&P World Ex Australia (Hedged) Fund93,577,1000.13
WXOZSPDR S&P World Ex Australia Fund186,835,0000.27
XAROActivex Ardea Real Outcome Bond Fund (Managed Fund)168,611,0000.24
YANKBetashares Strong U.S. Dollar Fund (Hedge Fund)10,200,0000.01
YMAXBetashares Aus Top 20 Equity Yield MAX Fund (Managed Fund)242,619,0000.35
ZUSDETFs Enhanced Usd Cash ETF11,702,2000.02
ZYAUETFs S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF116,560,0000.17
ZYUSETFs S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF70,808,1000.1


Archived Lists


How many ASX-listed ETFs are there?

There's over 150 ETFs and the number is growing rapidly with a combined market capitalisation over $35B.

The number of ETF investors in September 2017 was 314,000 which was up 18% from 12months prior.

ETFs market capitalisation and number of investors

Who invests in ETFs?

The average ETF investor 49 years old. One in 4 is retired, 33% invest via a SMSF and 56% intend to re-invest in ETFs in 2018.

Of the 125,000 new investors in 2018, 35,000 (39%) are expected to be Millennials.

ASX PE & Div Yield

The profile of an ETF investor is changing over time. The average age an investor first started investing in ETFs has fallen from 56 5 years ago to 42 in 2017.

Investor profile change over time

Millennial are now (by proportion) the most likely demographic to invest in ETFs in 2018. 38% expect to use ETFs in their investment portfolio as compared to just 27% of Baby Boomers.

Demographic Breakdown



All ASX ETFs Grouped by Benchmark - compiled by Market Index.

Statistics on this page - provided by BetaShares.

ETF Course - on the ASX Website.