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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-Jan-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • Bloomberg index code

    NA716517
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $20.00
  • Units outstanding1

    1,000,045
  • Net assets1

    $20.0M
  • Number of holdings1

    187
  • Inception date2

    06-Mar-18
  • ASX commencement

    08-Mar-18
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the Fund 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-Jan-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.

Fundamentals as at 31-Dec-18

  • Weighted avg. market cap
    (AUD)

    $119.6B
  • Price/earnings ratio
    (last 12 months)*

    15.9
  • Price/book ratio
    (last 12 months)*

    2.1
*A weighted harmonic average is used to calculate this metric. Price/Book Ratio is the price of a security divided by the book value per share of the security. Price/Earnings Ratio is the price of a security divided by the last twelve months earnings per share of the security.

Market capitalisation (%)
as at 31-Dec-18

  • Capitalisation ranges

    Weightings (%)
  • Large (>$5.0B)

    98.04
  • Mid ($1.0 - $5.0B)

    1.88
  • Small (<$1.0B)

    0.00
This breakdown represents what percentage of the Fund's assets represent large/mid/small-sized companies. The market capitalisation of an individual, publicly traded company is calculated by multiplying the company's security price by the total number of its shares outstanding.

3-year risk measures

  • Beta vs. MSCI World ex
    Australia

    --
  • Correlation vs. MSCI World
    ex Australia

    --
  • Volatility (standard deviation)

    --
  • Sharpe ratio

    --

Source: VanEck, FactSet.

Beta is a measure of sensitivity to market movements. Correlation measures the extent of linear association between the Fund performance and the index performance. Volatility is the annualised standard deviation of the Fund's monthly returns. Sharpe ratio measures risk-adjusted return, and represents the Fund's return less the risk free rate divided by the standard deviation.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-18

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • UNITED STATES

    27.2
  • GERMANY

    12.2
  • JAPAN

    11.6
  • FRANCE

    11.0
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    7.1
  • CANADA

    5.6
  • SWITZERLAND

    4.0
  • DENMARK

    3.5
  • SWEDEN

    3.2
  • NETHERLANDS

    2.7
  • IRELAND

    2.5
  • HONG KONG

    2.1
  • SPAIN

    2.0
  • ITALY

    1.5
  • SINGAPORE

    1.0
  • BELGIUM

    0.8
  • NEW ZEALAND

    0.5
  • FINLAND

    0.5
  • LUXEMBOURG

    0.3
  • NORWAY

    0.3
  • ISRAEL

    0.2
  • SOUTH AFRICA

    0.1
  • PORTUGAL

    0.1
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    100.1

Portfolio composition (%)
as at 17-Jan-19

  • Asset classes

    % of Fund net assets
  • Stocks

    99.93
  • Bonds

    0.00
  • Other

    0.00
  • Cash

    0.06
  • Total

    99.99

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-18

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Financials

    22.2
  • Health Care

    16.7
  • Information Technology

    13.1
  • Industrials

    11.8
  • Consumer Discretionary

    11.7
  • Communication Services

    11.5
  • Consumer Staples

    7.7
  • Materials

    3.2
  • Real Estate

    1.5
  • Utilities

    0.5
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    100.0