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Market 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 27-Feb-17

    • Exchange

      ASX
    • ASX code

      QUAL
    • Bloomberg index ticker

      M4CXMVIA
    • Index Provider

      MSCI Inc.
    • NAV1

      $19.61
    • ETF Units outstanding1

      9,141,102
    • Fund Net Asset Value1

      $179.2M
    • Number of holdings1

      303
    • Inception date2

      29-Oct-14
    1As of the close of the previous trading day.
    2The date the Fund was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.
  •  as at 27-Feb-17

    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

    • Invests directly in quality international companies selected by MSCI on the basis of three quality factors: 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
    • ETF Units outstanding

      9,141,102
    • ISIN

      AU00000QUAL9
  • Fees & expenses 

    • Management costs p.a.

      0.40%
  • Prices as at  27-Feb-17

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    QUAL $19.61
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  • View all indices » View all ETFs » Performance History (%)

    1 Mth3 Mths6 Mths1 Yr3 Yrs p.a.5 Yrs p.a.10 Yrs p.a.Inception p.a.
    Price Return-2.724.731.121.65------11.25
    Income Return0.000.000.002.38------2.06
    Total Return-2.724.731.124.03------13.31
    Index (M4CXMVIA)-2.704.761.254.3113.2819.027.6113.76
    1 Mth3 Mths6 Mths1 Yr3 Yrs p.a.5 Yrs p.a.10 Yrs p.a.Inception p.a.
    Price Return3.984.786.842.80------13.15
    Income Return0.000.000.002.40------2.17
    Total Return3.984.786.845.20------15.32
    Index (M4CXMVIA)3.934.817.005.5013.6019.838.1115.78
  • View all daily holdings »Top ten holdings (%) as at 31-Jan-17

    No. of holdings: 303
    Security name
    Ticker
    No. of securities heldMarket value % of Fund net
    assets
    APPLE INC
    AAPL US
    55,7278,907,9535.30
    MICROSOFT CORP
    MSFT US
    99,7518,494,9005.05
    JOHNSON & JOHNSON
    JNJ US
    38,3095,714,9383.40
    ALPHABET INC-CL C
    GOOG US
    4,0004,198,3282.50
    ALPHABET INC-CL A
    GOOGL US
    3,8144,120,6682.45
    ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN
    ROG VX
    12,2163,800,2862.26
    NESTLE SA-REG
    NESN VX
    38,1993,687,4122.19
    WALT DISNEY CO/THE
    DIS US
    21,1513,082,8671.83
    INTEL CORP
    INTC US
    59,7082,895,9351.72
    VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
    V US
    25,7352,803,8491.67
    Top ten total (%)28.37
    These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.
  • Country weightings (%) as at 31-Jan-17

    • Country

      Weightings (%)
    • UNITED STATES

      69.6
    • UNITED KINGDOM

      7.4
    • SWITZERLAND

      7.1
    • JAPAN

      2.7
    • DENMARK

      1.7
    • NETHERLANDS

      1.4
    • CANADA

      1.4
    • IRELAND

      1.4
    • GERMANY

      1.3
    • FRANCE

      1.3
    • SINGAPORE

      1.1
    • SWEDEN

      1.1
    • SPAIN

      0.7
    • FINLAND

      0.6
    • HONG KONG

      0.5
    • ISRAEL

      0.2
    • MACAU

      0.1
    • NEW ZEALAND

      0.1
    • BERMUDA

      0.1
    • PORTUGAL

      0.0
    • BELGIUM

      0.0
    • LUXEMBOURG

      0.0
    • Other

      0.0
    • Other/Cash

      0.0
    • Total

      99.8
  • Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Jan-17

    • Sector

      Weightings (%)
    • Information Technology

      32.6
    • Consumer Discretionary

      16.7
    • Health Care

      15.3
    • Industrials

      14.7
    • Consumer Staples

      13.9
    • Financials

      2.7
    • Materials

      2.7
    • Telecommunication Services

      0.6
    • Real Estate

      0.5
    • Energy

      0.1
    • Utilities

      0.1
    • Other/Cash

      0.0
    • Total

      99.9

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