QUAL - VanEck MSCI International Quality ETF
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VanEck MSCI International Quality ETF QUAL

Fund description: QUAL gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of quality international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia). QUAL aims to provide investment returns before fees and other costs which track the performance of the Index.

Index description: The MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index is intended 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

Country of domicile: Australia

 as at 20-Jan-22

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $40.52
  • Units outstanding1

    64,863,871
  • Net assets1

    $2.6B
  • Number of holdings1

    300
  • 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 20-Jan-22

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 1pm next business day.
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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

    64,863,871
  • ISIN

    AU00000QUAL9

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.40%

Key risks

An investment in the ETF carries risks associated with: ASX trading time differences, 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  20-Jan-22

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QUAL $40.52
$41.40
137,818
88,116
$-0.61 / -1.48%
$0.00 / +0.00%
-7.98%
-6.59%
$0.88
+2.16%

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 1.25 9.46 13.94 32.27 24.89 17.68 -- 16.29
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.30 1.52 2.03 -- 2.08
Total return 1.25 9.46 13.94 33.57 26.41 19.71 -- 18.37
MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index 1.28 9.54 14.10 33.89 26.70 19.97 19.91 18.69
MSCI World ex Australia Index 1.68 7.19 11.46 29.58 20.58 15.08 16.81 14.86
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 1.25 9.46 13.94 32.27 24.89 17.68 -- 16.29
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.30 1.52 2.03 -- 2.08
Total return 1.25 9.46 13.94 33.57 26.41 19.71 -- 18.37
MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index 1.28 9.54 14.10 33.89 26.70 19.97 19.91 18.69
MSCI World ex Australia Index 1.68 7.19 11.46 29.58 20.58 15.08 16.81 14.86

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Dec-21

No. of holdings: 300
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
APPLE INC
AAPL US
641,998 156,797,423 5.57
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
296,987 137,380,719 4.88
META PLATFORMS INC
FB US
283,139 130,986,572 4.66
NVIDIA CORP
NVDA US
290,034 117,326,024 4.17
ALPHABET INC
GOOGL US
17,231 68,659,498 2.44
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
283,313 66,661,642 2.37
ALPHABET INC
GOOG US
16,493 65,640,564 2.33
ASML HOLDING NV
ASML NA
58,134 64,259,553 2.28
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC
UNH US
89,951 62,125,009 2.21
VISA INC
V US
181,491 54,096,566 1.92
Top ten total (%) 32.83
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-21

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    73.9
  • Switzerland

    5.9
  • United Kingdom

    3.9
  • Japan

    3.1
  • Netherlands

    2.9
  • Denmark

    2.0
  • Ireland

    1.9
  • Canada

    1.5
  • Sweden

    1.2
  • France

    1.0
  • China

    0.6
  • Germany

    0.4
  • Italy

    0.4
  • Australia

    0.3
  • Finland

    0.3
  • Spain

    0.2
  • New Zealand

    0.1
  • Israel

    0.1
  • Norway

    0.1
  • Belgium

    0.1
  • Singapore

    0.1
  • Bermuda

    0.1
  • Jordan

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.1

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-21

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    39.2
  • Health Care

    18.1
  • Communication Services

    10.3
  • Industrials

    9.9
  • Consumer Staples

    8.7
  • Consumer Discretionary

    5.6
  • Financials

    4.8
  • Materials

    2.6
  • Real Estate

    0.3
  • Energy

    0.3
  • n/a

    0.1
  • Utilities

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    99.9