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VanEck Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF PLUS

Fund description: PLUS invests in a diversified portfolio of Australian dollar denominated bonds consisting predominantly of the highest yielding investment grade corporate bonds issued in Australia with the aim of providing investment returns (before fees and other costs) that track the performance of the iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Mid Price Index.

Index description:  The iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Mid Price Index (IBXXAYM2) is designed to reflect the performance of the higher-yielding AUD denominated corporate bond market with credit ratings from AAA to BB-. Investment Grade bonds must make up at least 80% of the portfolio.

Country of domicile: Australia

 as at 20-Sep-21

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    PLUS
  • Bloomberg index code

    IBXXAYM2
  • Index provider

    Markit Indices Limited
  • NAV

    $18.83
  • Units outstanding

    14,121,706
  • Net assets

    $265.9M
  • Number of holdings

    131
  • Inception date1

    09-May-17
  • ASX commencement

    11-May-17

1The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 20-Sep-21

Key benefits

Enhanced Australian corporate bond strategy
Invests in Australian dollar corporate bonds that offer the highest yield relative to government bonds of similar maturities


Diversify and defend
Corporate bonds offer potential diversification and defensive benefits

Yield premium
For an elevated risk Australian dollar corporate bonds typically offer higher yield relative to Australian government bonds

Yields as of 17-Sep-21

  • Running yield

    3.12%
  • Yield to maturity

    1.85%

Fundamentals as of 17-Sep-21

  • Credit rating

    A-
  • Average maturity (years)

    5.68
  • Modified duration (years)

    5.07

Trading information

  • ASX code

    PLUS
  • IRESS code

    PLUS.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    14,121,706
  • ISIN

    AU00000PLUS3

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.32%

Key risks

An investment in the ETF carries risks associated with: bond markets generally, interest rate movements, issuer default, credit ratings, fund operations, liquidity and tracking an index. See the PDS for details.

Prices as at  20-Sep-21

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PLUS $18.83
$18.83
66,628
13,970
$0.00 / -0.03%
$-0.01 / -0.05%
+0.65%
+0.79%
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-0.01%

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 0.07 1.31 1.92 1.36 2.64 -- -- 2.24
Income return 0.00 0.54 1.10 2.19 2.91 -- -- 2.89
Total return 0.07 1.85 3.02 3.55 5.55 -- -- 5.13
Index (IBXXAYM2) 0.06 1.92 3.20 3.84 5.93 5.07 -- 5.49
Bloomberg AusBond Comp 0+YRS Index 0.09 2.55 4.23 1.05 4.52 3.33 4.76 4.24
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 -0.08 0.85 -2.00 1.44 2.52 -- -- 1.99
Income return 0.53 0.54 1.58 2.19 2.90 -- -- 3.00
Total return 0.45 1.39 -0.42 3.63 5.42 -- -- 4.99
Index (IBXXAYM2) 0.49 1.54 -0.25 3.94 5.83 5.12 -- 5.37
Bloomberg AusBond Comp 0+YRS Index 0.69 1.52 -1.74 -0.84 4.22 3.19 4.95 3.96

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

No. of holdings: 135
Security name
Coupon
Maturity
Composite
rating^
Country
Currency
% of Fund
net assets
NBN CO LTD
1.000
03-Dec-25
A+
Australia
AUD
2.18
LONSDALE FINANCE PTY LTD
3.900
15-Oct-25
BBB
Australia
AUD
2.06
MCDONALD'S CORP
3.800
08-Mar-29
BBB+
United States
AUD
1.96
AUSGRID FINANCE PTY LTD
1.814
05-Feb-27
BBB
Australia
AUD
1.81
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC
4.000
07-Mar-25
A
United Kingdom
AUD
1.73
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC
4.500
17-Aug-27
BBB+
United States
AUD
1.70
PACIFIC NATIONAL FINANCE PTY LTD
5.250
19-May-25
BBB-
Australia
AUD
1.51
COLES GROUP TREASURY PTY LTD
2.650
06-Nov-29
BBB+
Australia
AUD
1.49
SUNCORP-METWAY LTD
3.250
24-Aug-26
AAA
Australia
AUD
1.46
AUCKLAND COUNCIL
2.900
16-Sep-27
AA
New Zealand
AUD
1.46
Top 10 Total (%) 17.36

Source: JP Morgan. These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

^Composite rating is an evenly weighted blend of a bond’s Moody’s, S&P and Fitch credit ratings when there are two or more. ‘NR’ means the bond has one ‘Investment Grade’ rating. The above ratings are not a credit opinion by VanEck on any bond or the Fund or a recommendation to buy any individual security.

– country of risk

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

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • Australia

    64.6
  • United States

    14.4
  • United Kingdom

    6.5
  • New Zealand

    3.4
  • Canada

    2.6
  • Uae

    2.5
  • South Korea

    2.4
  • France

    1.5
  • Switzerland

    0.9
  • Luxembourg

    0.6
  • Other/Cash

    0.5
  • Total

    99.9

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

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Banking Services

    32.5
  • Telecommunications Services

    13.3
  • Electric Utilities & IPPs

    7.6
  • Investment Banking & Investment Services

    6.0
  • Professional & Commercial Services

    5.4
  • Freight & Logistics Services

    5.0
  • Food & Drug Retailing

    4.6
  • Passenger Transportation Services

    3.0
  • Hotels & Entertainment Services

    2.4
  • Collective Investments

    2.4
  • School; College & University

    2.2
  • Beverages

    1.8
  • Government Activity

    1.8
  • Real Estate Operations

    1.7
  • Multiline Utilities

    1.4
  • Natural Gas Utilities

    1.4
  • Chemicals

    1.1
  • Construction & Engineering

    1.0
  • Food & Tobacco

    1.0
  • Homebuilding / Household Goods

    0.9
  • Oil & Gas

    0.8
  • Residential & Commercial REITs

    0.7
  • Automobiles & Auto Parts

    0.7
  • Transport Infrastructure

    0.6
  • Insurance

    0.2
  • Oil & Gas Related Equipment & Services

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.3
  • Total

    99.8

Maturity (%) as at 31-Aug-21

Average Portfolio Maturity: 5.46 Years