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VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF QUAL

Fund description: VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF (QUAL) invests in a diversified portfolio of quality international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia).  The ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index (M4CXMVIA) with net dividends reinvested, in Australian dollars, before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.

Index description: M4CXMVIA aims to capture the performance of quality stocks selected from the Parent Index, MSCI World ex Australia, by identifying companies with high quality scores based on three key fundamental factors: high return on equity; stable year-on-year earnings growth; and low financial leverage.

Management style: Replication

 as at 07-Aug-20

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $31.70
  • Units outstanding1

    36,802,025
  • Net assets1

    $1.2B
  • Number of holdings1

    299
  • Inception date2

    29-Oct-14
  • ASX commencement

    31-Oct-14
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 07-Aug-20

The NAV is generally calculated daily after all markets are closed for that day based on the closing price of the securities on the relevant foreign stock exchange. The NAV is then converted to AUD based on the relevant London WM Reuters 4pm exchange rate. This means, due to Australia’s time zone, that the NAV will generally not be updated until around 3pm next business day.

Key points

The world's highest quality companies
Access the world's highest quality companies based on key fundamentals including (i) high return on equity, (ii) earnings stability and (iii) low financial leverage   

Outperformance potential
Investments focusing on companies with quality characteristics have delivered outperformance over the long term relative to global equity benchmarks  
  

Diversified across countries, sectors and companies
Offering investors a portfolio of approximately 300 companies across a range of geographies, sectors and economies 
   

Trading information

  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • IRESS code

    QUAL.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    36,802,025
  • ISIN

    AU00000QUAL9

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.40%

Key risks

An investment in the ETF carries risks associated with: financial markets generally, individual company management, industry sectors, foreign currency, country or sector concentration, political, regulatory and tax risks, fund operations and tracking an index. See the PDS for details.

Prices as at  07-Aug-20

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QUAL $31.70
$31.68
108,677
58,396
$0.10 / +0.33%
$0.07 / +0.22%
+6.03%
+5.40%
$-0.02
-0.05%

Performance history (%) View all ETFs » View all indices »

1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. ETF Inception p.a.
Price return 0.42 1.50 -2.47 12.09 16.62 10.18 -- 13.60
Income return 0.00 1.15 1.10 1.27 1.74 2.21 -- 2.34
Total return 0.42 2.65 -1.37 13.36 18.36 12.39 -- 15.94
Index (M4CXMVIA) 0.44 2.73 -1.27 13.61 18.61 12.67 16.25 16.27
1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. ETF Inception p.a.
Price return -3.03 5.02 2.34 15.50 15.46 11.73 -- 13.73
Income return 1.10 1.19 1.16 1.31 1.72 2.24 -- 2.38
Total return -1.93 6.21 3.50 16.81 17.18 13.97 -- 16.11
Index (M4CXMVIA) -1.90 6.30 3.60 17.07 17.44 14.25 16.11 16.44

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Jul-20

No. of holdings: 299
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
APPLE INC
AAPL US
115,956 68,724,707 6.15
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
197,739 56,527,170 5.06
VISA INC
V US
130,824 34,733,155 3.11
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
159,456 32,409,258 2.90
NESTLE SA
NESN SW
176,037 29,168,985 2.61
ROCHE HOLDING AG
ROG SW
58,751 28,466,327 2.55
ALPHABET INC
GOOG US
13,366 27,638,900 2.47
ALPHABET INC
GOOGL US
13,063 27,103,235 2.43
MASTERCARD INC
MA US
62,359 26,827,883 2.40
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE
PG US
136,152 24,893,321 2.23
Top ten total (%) 31.91
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Jul-20

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    70.3
  • Switzerland

    6.3
  • United Kingdom

    6.3
  • Japan

    4.2
  • Denmark

    2.1
  • France

    1.9
  • Ireland

    1.8
  • Canada

    1.5
  • Netherlands

    1.5
  • Sweden

    0.9
  • China

    0.7
  • Germany

    0.7
  • Finland

    0.5
  • Italy

    0.4
  • Spain

    0.4
  • New Zealand

    0.2
  • Israel

    0.1
  • Singapore

    0.1
  • Belgium

    0.1
  • Norway

    0.0
  • Bermuda

    0.0
  • Jordan

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.0

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Jul-20

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    35.6
  • Health Care

    19.9
  • Consumer Staples

    13.9
  • Industrials

    10.1
  • Consumer Discretionary

    8.1
  • Communication Services

    6.0
  • Financials

    4.1
  • Materials

    1.8
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Energy

    0.2
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.1