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VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF ESGI

Fund description: ESGI invests in a diversified portfolio of sustainable international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia) with the aim of providing investment returns, before fees and other costs, which track the performance of the index.

Index description:  MSCI World ex Australia ex Fossil Fuel Select SRI and Low Carbon Capped Index (Index) aims to represent the performance of a diversified portfolio of international companies that have high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance by: 

  1. Excluding companies that own any fossil fuel reserves or derive revenue from mining thermal coal or from oil and gas related activites; 
  2. Excluding companies whose business activities are not socially responsible investments (SRI); 
  3. Targeting ESG leaders in each sector; and 
  4. Excluding high carbon emitters.

 

Management style: Replication

 as at 17-May-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • Bloomberg index code

    NA716517
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $22.07
  • Units outstanding1

    1,000,045
  • Net assets1

    $22.1M
  • Number of holdings1

    189
  • Inception date2

    06-Mar-18
  • ASX commencement

    08-Mar-18
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

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.

as at 17-May-19

The Certification Symbol signifies that a product or service offers an investment style that takes into account environmental, social, governance or ethical considerations. The Symbol also signifies that VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF (ESGI) adheres to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program for the category of Product Provider. The Certification Symbol is a Registered Trade Mark of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Detailed information about RIAA, the Symbol and ESGI's methodology, performance and stock holdings can be found at www.responsiblereturns.com.au, together with details about other responsible investment products certified by RIAA.

The Responsible Investment Certification Program does not constitute financial product advice. Neither the Certification Symbol nor RIAA recommends to any person that any financial product is a suitable investment or that returns are guaranteed. Appropriate professional advice should be sought prior to making an investment decision. RIAA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.

Key points

  • True to label international sustainable equity ETF encompassing both values-based and impact investing    
  • Screening for fossil fuels and Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) combined with Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) leadership and low carbon impact      
  • Leveraging MSCI's leadership, resources and its state-of-the-art ESG data metrics and carbon metrics platform     

Trading information

  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • IRESS code

    ESGI.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    1,000,045
  • ISIN

    AU0000001356

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.55%

Prices as at  17-May-19

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ESGI $22.07
$22.03
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+13.68%
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-0.18%

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 4.82 10.63 7.63 6.55 -- -- -- 9.34
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.51 -- -- -- 0.45
Total return 4.82 10.63 7.63 7.06 -- -- -- 9.79
Index (NA716517) 4.80 10.68 7.82 7.51 11.38 -- -- 10.20
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 0.26 8.65 -4.97 5.18 -- -- -- 5.35
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.51 -- -- -- 0.47
Total return 0.26 8.65 -4.97 5.69 -- -- -- 5.82
Index (NA716517) 0.28 8.76 -4.76 6.06 10.63 -- -- 6.26

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 30-Apr-19

No. of holdings: 187
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
7,057 1,309,432 5.92
SAP SE
SAP GR
3,820 696,918 3.15
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A
ACN US
2,481 643,893 2.91
NVIDIA CORP
NVDA US
2,252 579,118 2.62
ALLIANZ SE-REG
ALV GR
1,650 564,323 2.55
SIEMENS AG-REG
SIE GR
2,974 505,449 2.29
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B
NOVOB DC
7,062 490,249 2.22
GILEAD SCIENCES INC
GILD US
5,028 464,618 2.10
CATERPILLAR INC
CAT US
2,294 454,400 2.06
L'OREAL
OR FP
980 382,454 1.73
Top ten total (%) 27.55
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 30-Apr-19

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • UNITED STATES

    27.5
  • GERMANY

    12.5
  • FRANCE

    11.2
  • JAPAN

    10.5
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    7.2
  • CANADA

    5.6
  • SWITZERLAND

    3.8
  • DENMARK

    3.3
  • SWEDEN

    3.1
  • IRELAND

    2.9
  • NETHERLANDS

    2.7
  • HONG KONG

    2.2
  • SPAIN

    2.1
  • ITALY

    1.5
  • SINGAPORE

    1.1
  • BELGIUM

    0.8
  • NEW ZEALAND

    0.5
  • FINLAND

    0.4
  • LUXEMBOURG

    0.3
  • NORWAY

    0.2
  • ISRAEL

    0.2
  • SOUTH AFRICA

    0.1
  • PORTUGAL

    0.1
  • Other/Cash

    0.2
  • Total

    100.0

Sector weightings (%) as at 30-Apr-19

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Financials

    22.6
  • Health Care

    15.4
  • Information Technology

    15.1
  • Industrials

    11.9
  • Consumer Discretionary

    11.5
  • Communication Services

    10.6
  • Consumer Staples

    7.8
  • Materials

    3.0
  • Real Estate

    1.5
  • Utilities

    0.5
  • Other/Cash

    0.2
  • Total

    100.1