The Collins House Investment Committee regularly reviews the list of Investment Funds and ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds) that make up our model portfolios to ensure we have selected the best available option for each portfolio.
The ETF’s and Investment Funds are chosen based on a number of factors including performance, size of the fund, liquidity, tracking error, buy-sell spread and Management Expense Ratio.
Beta Shares Australia 200 (A200)
A200 aims to track the performance of an index comprising 200 of the largest companies by market capitalisation listed on the ASX. Largest holdings include CSL, Commonwealth of Australia, BHP, Westpac and National Australia Bank.
Russel Investments Australian Responsible Investment (RARI)
Aims to provide a total return in line with the Russel Australia ESG High Dividend Index over the longer term. Largest holdings include CBA, CSL Ltd, Westpac, ANZ and Telstra.
Seeks to track the return of the MSCI World Index (ex-Australia) hedged into Australian dollars. Largest holdings include Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Amazon.com and Facebook.
BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders (ETHI)
Aims to provide exposure to 200 large global stocks (excluding Australia) which are climate change leaders and which are not materially engaged in activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investment considerations.
Vaneck Vectors China New Economy (CNEW)
Seeks to provide investors with access to a portfolio of the most fundamentally sound companies with the best growth prospects in the consumer discretionary, consumer staples, healthcare, and technology sectors that are domiciled and listed in China.
Vaneck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)
Provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of companies involved in the gold mining industry. Largest holdings include Newmont Corp, Barrick Gold Corp, Franco-Nevada Corp and Newcrest Mining Ltd.
Vaneck Vectors MSCI World Ex Australia (QUAL)
Provides exposure to a diversified exposure of quality international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia). Largest holdings include Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Visa Inc.
Australian Fixed Income
Vanguard Australia Government Bond Index (VGB)
Invests in high quality, income-generating securities issued by the Commonwealth of Australia, Australian state government authorities and treasury authorities.
ActiveX Ardea Real Outcome Bond Fund (XARO)
Aims to achieve a stable return in excess of inflation. Primarily uses government bonds to create a diversified portfolio of high quality fixed interest securities that seek to prioritise liquidity and capital preservation.
iShares Core Composite Bond (IAF)
Aims to provide investors with the performance of the Bloomberg AustBond Composite 0+ Yr Index which includes investment-grade fixed income securities issued by the Australian Treasury, Australian semi-government entities, superannuation, sovereign and corporate entities.
Realm High Income Fund
Invests in domestic investment-grade asset-backed securities, bank-issued securities and corporate and government bonds.
Beta Shares High Interest cash (AAA)
Aims to provide exposure to Australian cash deposits with attractive monthly income distributions that exceed the 30 Day Bank Bill Swap Rate. Assets are invested in deposits held with selected banks in Australia.
Provides a return equivalent to the movements in the silver spot price. It is backed by physical allocated silver held by the custodian JP Morgan Chase Bank. Each physical bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated.
VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure Hedged (IFRA)
Invests in a diversified portfolio of infrastructure securities listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world. Largest holdings include Transurban Group, Nextera Energy, American Tower Corp and Aena SMA.