Exchange Traded Funds

Members invested in Direct Access can invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) through their Direct Access account.

What is an ETF?

Like shares, ETFs are traded on an exchange, however are structured like a managed fund in that they contain a collection of securities and usually represent a particular market index (eg. S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Index).

They combine the diversification benefits of traditionally-managed index funds with the flexibility of investing directly in the sharemarket. While diversification can reduce risk, they are still subject to market risk (the level of which depends on the underlying securities in the ETF).
ETFs offer an efficient, cost-effective way to access targeted areas of investment, such as an international region or a specific market sector, without having to select individual shares.

Following is a list of currently available* ETFs

Developed markets

ASX code Name
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
IHVV  iShares S&P 500 AUD Hedged ETF
IOO iShares Global 100 ETF
 IHOO iShares Global 100 AUD Hedged ETF
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF
VGS Vanguard® MSCI Index International Shares ETF
VGAD Vanguard® MSCI Index International Shares (Hedged) ETF 
 VEU Vanguard® All-World ex-U.S. Shares Index ETF
SPY SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust
WXOZ SPDR® S&P® World ex Australia Fund
WXHG SPDR® S&P® World ex Australia (Hedged) Fund
UBE UBS IQ MSCI Europe Ethical ETF
UBU UBS IQ MSCI USA Ethical ETF
UBW UBS IQ MSCI World ex Australia Ethical ETF

Emerging markets

ASX code Name
 VGE Vanguard® FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF
IEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
IBK iShares MSCI BRIC ETF
WEMG SPDR® S&P ®Emerging Markets Fund

Sector-specific

ASX code Name
 IXJ iShares Global Healthcare ETF 
IXI iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF
DJRE SPDR® Dow Jones® Global Real Estate Fund

Australian equities

ASX code Name
 VAS Vanguard® Australian Shares Index ETF
VLC Vanguard® MSCI Australian Large Companies Index ETF
ILC iShares S&P/ASX 20 ETF
ISO iShares S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries ETF
IOZ iShares MSCI Australia 200 ETF
VSO Vanguard® MSCI Australian Small Companies Index ETF
SFY SPDR® S&P®/ASX 50 Fund
STW SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 Fund
SSO SPDR® S&P®/ASX Small Ordinaries Fund
OZR SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 Resources Fund
UBA UBS IQ MSCI Australia Ethical ETF

Sector-specific

ASX code Name
 VAP Vanguard® Australian Property Securities Index ETF
SLF SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 Listed Property Fund
OZF SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 Financials EX A-REIT Fund

Are you interested in investing in ETFs?

You can only invest in ETFs if you have signed up to our Direct Access option. If you are a Direct Access member, you can login to the platform and update your investment(s) via SuperOnline.

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* This list is subject to change from time to time. Members invested in Direct Access can see an up-to-date list on the Direct Access Platform (via SuperOnline.)