VanEck MSCI International Value ETF
VanEck MSCI International Value ETF
as at 30-Nov-23
Total Net Assets$214.77M
Dividend Frequency1 each year
Management fee (p.a.)0.40%
Number of securities250
VLUE gives investors a diversified portfolio of 250 international developed market large- and mid-cap companies, with high value scores as calculated by MSCI at each rebalance. VLUE aims to provide investment returns before fees and other costs which track the performance of the Index.
International companies exhibiting value characteristics
Access a portfolio of international companies that are selected for their high value score relative to sector peers as measured by MSCI based on: (i) price to book value; (ii) price to forward earnings; and (iii) enterprise value to cash flow from operations
Long term focus, capturing value across the market cycle
The index is designed to capture a high level of exposure to value while minimising unintended and unwanted sector bets
Diversified across countries, sectors and companies
Offering investors a portfolio of 250 companies across a range of geographies, sectors and economies
Index Key points
MSCI World ex Australia Enhanced Value Top 250 Select Index
The Index measures the performance of 250 international developed market large- and mid-cap companies selected from the MSCI World ex Australia Index, with high value scores relative to their industry peers as calculated by MSCI at each rebalance. Exclusions apply for weapons and tobacco (subject to threshold screening).
Summary of Index calculation methodology
A five step process is followed to determine the Index:
1. Eligible universe
The eligible universe is all the companies in the MSCI World ex Australia Index (“Parent Index”) which is a traditional free-float adjusted market capitalisation (“FMC”) weighted index.
2. Securities are screened for exclusion based on the following business activities:
|Conventional weapons||All companies deriving:
|Controversial weapons||All companies with any tie to Controversial Weapons (cluster munitions, landmines, depleted uranium weapons, biological/ chemical weapons, blinding lasers, nondetectable fragments and incendiary weapons), as defined by the methodology of the MSCI Global Ex-Controversial Weapons Indexes available at https://www.msci.com/index-methodology.|
|Nuclear weapons||All companies that:
MSCI calculates a value score for each remaining company in the universe based on the following fundamental accounting variables:
a) price-to-book value;
b) price-to-forward earnings; and
c) enterprise value-to-cash flow from operations.
Companies are ranked by value score and a fixed number required to cover 30% of the FMC of the Parent Index are selected, with the aim of attaining a high exposure to the value factor, while maintaining sufficient market capitalisation and number of companies covered. At the date of this PDS, 350 companies are included.
Constituents are then weighted with a tilt to value as follows:
Value weight = Value score x FMC weight in the Parent Index
4. Select top 250
The top 250 companies by value weight are then selected for the Index.
The weights of the final 250 constituents are then:
(i) adjusted proportionately based on their value weight in step 3; and
(ii) normalised so that sectors in the Index represent the same weight as the Parent Index.
The Index is reviewed and rebalanced on a semi-annual basis, usually as of the close of the last business day of May and November. The value scores are recalculated at the end of April and October and used for May and November rebalances respectively.
For full details of the methodology, click here.
MSCI Inc (“MSCI”). MSCI is not a related body corporate of VanEck.
VLUE is indexed to a MSCI index. VLUE is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to VLUE or the MSCI World ex Australia Enhanced Value Top 250 Select Index. The PDS contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with VanEck and VLUE.
Holdings & allocations
Election of Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)
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