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This CPD accredited course dives deep into the fundamentals, benefits and applications of ETFs, as well as how to build resilient portfolios for your client’s.

Upon completion, you will receive an iShares Certification pack which includes an ETF Certification certificate as well as textbook and materials.

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Interested in ETFs?
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Benefits of ETFs
Learn how ETFs can help achieve investment outcomes - including key benefits, how to use and driving particular outcomes with ETFs.
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Choosing the right ETF
With so many ETFs available on the ASX, how do you know you're selecting the right one? Our five simple step framework can help you.
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Portfolio Construction
Explore the different ways ETFs are being used to achieve investment outcomes.
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What is an ETF?
Dive deeper on Exchange traded funds.
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Looking for market insights?
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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
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ETF management fees are generally lower than those seen in managed funds which are investing into the same market.
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There are 5 benefits of an ETF; accessibility, cost, liquidity, transparency and diversification.
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ETFs are open-ended, so the number of ETF shares on issue can fluctuate to absorb market supply/demand while the ETF continues to track the underlying index.
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Low cost passive strategies can be used to complement high conviction active strategies.
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When investing into an ETF, there is only one layer of liquidity: On-Screen Liquidity.
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An ETF's liquidity is determined by how many ETF shares the market makers hold.
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An ETF's total liquidity is determined by the liquidity of its underlying market e.g., an ETF tracking the S&P/ASX 200 index is limited to the liquidity of the market as defined by this index.
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The running yield of a fixed income ETF is the weighted average of each of the underlying bond's annual coupon payment divdided by current price; it gives an indication of expected income cash flows experienced by the fixed income ETF.
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In general, all dividends or income received on securities held by an ETF, including franking credits, are passed on to the ETF share holder.
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The suggestede ETF Due Diligence process is: Manager and performance, exposure, structure, domicile and taxes, liquidity and cost.
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Tracking Error, the variability of an ETF's NAV around its index, is less relevant for long-term investors, who should consider Tracking Difference: the difference between an ETF's performance and the performance of its index over a defined period of time e.g, 12 months.
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When comparing costs of ETFs, investors should consider ETF Total Cost of Ownership, which is the sum of the ETF management fee, broker commissions and the ETF's bid/ask spread.
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Physically backed ETFs can be either fully replicated or optimised.
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Hybrids are generally lower risk than fixed income ETFs
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Blending fixed income ETFs provides a flexible and efficient exposure to duration, yield and risk
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The role of bonds in a portfolio is to diversify from equity, preserve capital and generate income.
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Credit spread is the difference in yield between corporate bonds and government bonds. It represents the "risk premium".
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BlackRock's managed portfolio strategies offer a comprehensive model suite and resources to serve as your one-stop-shop for portfolio needs.
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Investors may want to build their own portfolios, may want to fully oursource this process to model portfolios and others may want a combination of the two: Build, Buy or Blend.
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BlackRock's model portfolio solutions aim to deliver: active management at passive prices, and institutional capabilities to individual investors.
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The objective of the Enhanced Strategic Model Portfolios is to match the strategic asset allocation benchmark over a rolling five year period using valuation and momentum signals.
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The portoflio construction process is: Benchmark (asset allocation), Budget (cost and risk), Invest (vehicle and manager) and Monitor (review and rebalance).
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Smart Beta can be used in a portfolio for: Return Enhancement, Risk Management and to Replace Underperformers.
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De-risked portfolios may hold significant cash positions; moving a portion of this allocation to bonds can potentially provide risk and return benefits to the portfolio.
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99% of portfolio risk can be explained by benchmark choice i.e., a portfolio's strategic asset allocation.
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