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.
Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares Hedged (VGAD)
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.
BetaShares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Funds (EMMG)
The Fund invests in a portfolio of emerging market shares that is actively managed and aims to generate after-fee returns in excess of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index expressed in Australian dollars over rolling five year periods.
Vanguard Australian Property Securities Index (VAP)
Seeks to match the return of the S&P/ASX 300 A-REIT Index by investing in office, industrial and diversified sectors of the property market. Largest holdings include Goodman Group, Scentre Group, Dexus and Stockland.
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.
Realm High Income Fund
Invests in domestic investment-grade asset-backed securities, bank-issued securities and corporate and government bonds.
Coolabah Investments Smarter Money Long-Short credit fund
Provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of cash securities and floating-rate notes with an average investment-grade credit rating. Focuses on exploiting long and short mispricings in credit markets.
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.
ETFS Physical Silver (ETPMAG)
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.
International Fixed Income
VanEck Emerging Income Opportunities Fund (EBMD)
Aims to provide investors with a globally diversified portfolio of bonds and currencies in emerging markets. The fund is actively managed with top country weightings including Mexico, China, South Africa and Russia.