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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 13-Dec-18

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $23.14
  • Units outstanding1

    19,242,434
  • Net assets1

    $445.3M
  • 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 Fund was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 13-Dec-18

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

  • Seeks to identify quality stocks by screening based on MSCI quality scores for 1) high return on equity,  2) stable annual earnings growth, and 3) low financial leverage    
  • Potential for greater diversification while seeking to reduce volatility in international portfolios     
  • Based on an MSCI index, a leader in international equity indexing     

Trading information

  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • IRESS code

    QUAL.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    19,242,434
  • ISIN

    AU00000QUAL9

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.40%

Prices as at  13-Dec-18

NAV/
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Volume:
30-day avg/
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NAV
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QUAL $23.14
$23.29
44,439
39,255
$0.00 / +0.01%
$0.10 / +0.43%
+6.91%
+7.59%
$0.15
+0.65%

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

1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. Inception p.a.
Price return -2.49 -7.56 1.34 4.68 6.67 -- -- 11.77
Income return 0.00 0.00 1.83 1.89 2.61 -- -- 2.50
Total return -2.49 -7.56 3.17 6.57 9.28 -- -- 14.27
Index (M4CXMVIA) -2.46 -7.49 3.30 6.79 9.54 14.32 11.83 14.63
1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. Inception p.a.
Price return 0.25 9.26 13.60 24.17 11.41 -- -- 14.65
Income return 0.00 0.00 2.05 2.23 2.73 -- -- 2.68
Total return 0.25 9.26 15.65 26.40 14.14 -- -- 17.33
Index (M4CXMVIA) 0.28 9.32 15.75 26.65 14.43 18.37 12.56 17.70

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 30-Nov-18

No. of holdings: 299
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
152,857 23,211,657 5.25
APPLE INC
AAPL US
87,847 21,482,666 4.86
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
69,755 14,032,193 3.17
FACEBOOK INC-A
FB US
69,330 13,349,526 3.02
ALPHABET INC-CL C
GOOG US
7,758 11,626,960 2.63
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
V US
58,350 11,323,216 2.56
ALPHABET INC-CL A
GOOGL US
7,365 11,191,471 2.53
UNITEDHEALTH GRP
UNH US
23,958 9,230,842 2.09
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN
ROG SW
25,745 9,140,524 2.07
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A
MA US
32,796 9,030,184 2.04
Top ten total (%) 30.22
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 30-Nov-18

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • UNITED STATES

    71.0
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    8.4
  • SWITZERLAND

    5.4
  • JAPAN

    3.2
  • FRANCE

    1.7
  • DENMARK

    1.6
  • IRELAND

    1.5
  • GERMANY

    1.5
  • HONG KONG

    1.2
  • CANADA

    1.1
  • NETHERLANDS

    0.7
  • SPAIN

    0.7
  • SWEDEN

    0.6
  • FINLAND

    0.5
  • ITALY

    0.2
  • ISRAEL

    0.1
  • SINGAPORE

    0.1
  • NEW ZEALAND

    0.1
  • MACAU

    0.1
  • BELGIUM

    0.0
  • PORTUGAL

    0.0
  • LUXEMBOURG

    0.0
  • CHINA

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    99.7

Sector weightings (%) as at 30-Nov-18

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    31.1
  • Health Care

    17.9
  • Industrials

    11.9
  • Consumer Discretionary

    11.5
  • Consumer Staples

    10.8
  • Communication Services

    10.6
  • Financials

    3.7
  • Materials

    2.2
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.1