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VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF ESGI

Fund description: ESGI gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of sustainable international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia). ESGI aims to provide investment returns before fees and other costs which track the performance of the Index.

Index description:  The MSCI World ex Australia ex Fossil Fuel Select SRI and Low Carbon Capped 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 22-Jul-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • Bloomberg index code

    NA716517
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $22.00
  • Units outstanding1

    1,200,537
  • Net assets1

    $26.4M
  • 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 22-Jul-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.

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 3.82 4.54 13.58 6.30 -- -- -- 7.89
Income return 1.79 1.80 1.96 1.83 -- -- -- 1.80
Total return 5.61 6.34 15.54 8.13 -- -- -- 9.69
Index (NA716517) 5.67 6.36 15.68 8.51 12.08 -- -- 10.08
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 3.82 4.54 13.58 6.30 -- -- -- 7.89
Income return 1.79 1.80 1.96 1.83 -- -- -- 1.80
Total return 5.61 6.34 15.54 8.13 -- -- -- 9.69
Index (NA716517) 5.67 6.36 15.68 8.51 12.08 -- -- 10.08

Growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment

Calendar year returns (%)  

NAV & premium/discount history
as at 30-Jun-19

Best & worst
quarter returns (%)
as of 30-Jun-19

  • Best quarter

    1Q'19 +8.65%
  • Worst quarter

    4Q'18 -12.54%

Best & worst quarter returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.