Bell Potter LIC Weekly: LICs Or ETFs?

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Traditionally, the main differentiating factor between Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Listed Investment Companies (LICs) was the employed style of management.

However, with a growing suite of rule-based Exchange Traded Products this is now much less pronounced. Given the persistence of discounts, many actively managed closed-end funds are also now opting to restructure through the appointment of market makers and by disclosing all holdings on a daily basis.

Bell Potter’s Indicative NTA tracks the ‘indicative’ movement of a LIC’s underlying NTA each month by monitoring the percentage movements of the disclosed holdings and using an index to track the movement of the remaining positions.

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About William Gormly

William Gormly is an ETF/LIC Specialist at Bell Potter Securities. Will provides comprehensive coverage of the ETF and LIC sectors, producing a range of highly regarded reports covering investment fundamentals, asset class structure and cost, and the role of managed investments in portfolios.

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