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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 07-Apr-20

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $29.92
  • Units outstanding1

    30,939,794
  • Net assets1

    $925.6M
  • 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 ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 07-Apr-20

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

    30,939,794
  • ISIN

    AU00000QUAL9

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.40%

Prices as at  07-Apr-20

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QUAL $29.92
$30.35
190,617
359,770
$-0.51 / -1.69%
$0.32 / +1.07%
-1.05%
-0.13%
$0.43
+1.45%

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 -3.51 -2.56 4.20 13.91 13.74 10.07 -- 13.38
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.74 2.48 2.36 -- 2.24
Total return -3.51 -2.56 4.20 15.65 16.22 12.43 -- 15.62
Index (M4CXMVIA) -3.51 -2.54 4.28 15.87 16.46 12.71 14.97 15.95
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 -3.51 -2.56 4.20 13.91 13.74 10.07 -- 13.38
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.74 2.48 2.36 -- 2.24
Total return -3.51 -2.56 4.20 15.65 16.22 12.43 -- 15.62
Index (M4CXMVIA) -3.51 -2.54 4.28 15.87 16.46 12.71 14.97 15.95

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Mar-20

No. of holdings: 300
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
208,914 53,831,906 5.96
APPLE INC
AAPL US
117,773 48,931,440 5.42
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
128,271 27,481,695 3.04
FACEBOOK INC-A
FB US
97,373 26,536,740 2.94
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
V US
97,663 25,709,433 2.85
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN
ROG SW
44,351 23,520,242 2.60
ALPHABET INC-CL C
GOOG US
12,055 22,902,820 2.54
ALPHABET INC-CL A
GOOGL US
11,551 21,929,059 2.43
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A
MA US
53,132 20,969,794 2.32
NESTLE SA-REG
NESN SW
121,663 20,431,623 2.26
Top ten total (%) 32.36
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Mar-20

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    71.9
  • United Kingdom

    6.2
  • Switzerland

    6.1
  • Japan

    3.4
  • France

    2.3
  • Denmark

    2.0
  • Ireland

    1.5
  • Netherlands

    1.4
  • Canada

    1.4
  • Germany

    0.8
  • Sweden

    0.7
  • China

    0.6
  • Finland

    0.5
  • Spain

    0.4
  • Italy

    0.3
  • New Zealand

    0.1
  • Singapore

    0.1
  • Israel

    0.1
  • Portugal

    0.0
  • Norway

    0.0
  • Belgium

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    99.8

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Mar-20

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    34.0
  • Health Care

    21.0
  • Consumer Staples

    12.1
  • Industrials

    10.4
  • Consumer Discretionary

    8.9
  • Communication Services

    8.7
  • Financials

    2.9
  • Materials

    1.4
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    99.8