• Ticker:- QUAL;false;M4CXMVIA;
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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 20-Sep-18

    • Exchange

      ASX
    • ASX code

      QUAL
    • Bloomberg index code

      M4CXMVIA
    • Index provider

      MSCI Inc.
    • NAV1

      $25.30
    • Units outstanding1

      17,842,434
    • Net assets1

      $451.4M
    • 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 20-Sep-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

      17,842,434
    • ISIN

      AU00000QUAL9
  • Fees and other costs 

    • Management costs p.a.

      0.40%
  • Prices as at  20-Sep-18

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    QUAL $25.30
    $25.21
    52,673
    0
    $0.21 / +0.83%
    $0.00 / +0.00%
    +16.71%
    +16.30%
    $-0.09
    -0.35%
  • 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 return5.999.6313.2427.4711.10----14.91
    Income return0.001.972.042.302.72----2.74
    Total return5.9911.6015.2829.7713.82----17.65
    Index (M4CXMVIA)6.0011.6615.3730.0314.1218.1212.2818.02
    1 Mth3 Mths6 Mths1 Yr3 Yrs p.a.5 Yrs p.a.10 Yrs p.a.Inception p.a.
    Price return0.593.985.8816.099.52----12.97
    Income return1.811.871.902.092.68----2.82
    Total return2.405.857.7818.1812.20----15.79
    Index (M4CXMVIA)2.425.887.8618.4312.4917.3412.2016.16
  • View all daily holdings »Top ten holdings (%) as at 31-Aug-18

    No. of holdings: 299
    Security name
    Ticker
    No. of securities heldMarket value % of Fund net
    assets
    APPLE INC
    AAPL US
    81,75825,733,6405.76
    MICROSOFT CORP
    MSFT US
    157,17424,412,8195.47
    FACEBOOK INC-A
    FB US
    68,26116,586,7013.71
    JOHNSON & JOHNSON
    JNJ US
    72,98613,593,0333.04
    ALPHABET INC-CL C
    GOOG US
    7,28012,262,7502.75
    ALPHABET INC-CL A
    GOOGL US
    6,90111,754,2172.63
    VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
    V US
    51,52610,465,5042.34
    MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A
    MA US
    32,2429,610,1822.15
    ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN
    ROG SW
    25,0338,618,6541.93
    INTEL CORP
    INTC US
    126,8188,492,5251.90
    Top ten total (%)31.68
    These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.
  • Country weightings (%) as at 31-Aug-18

    • Country

      Weightings (%)
    • UNITED STATES

      70.3
    • UNITED KINGDOM

      7.1
    • SWITZERLAND

      5.4
    • JAPAN

      3.5
    • FRANCE

      2.0
    • GERMANY

      1.8
    • IRELAND

      1.6
    • CANADA

      1.6
    • DENMARK

      1.6
    • HONG KONG

      1.2
    • NETHERLANDS

      0.9
    • SPAIN

      0.8
    • SWEDEN

      0.6
    • FINLAND

      0.6
    • ITALY

      0.3
    • SINGAPORE

      0.3
    • ISRAEL

      0.2
    • NEW ZEALAND

      0.1
    • MACAU

      0.1
    • BELGIUM

      0.0
    • PORTUGAL

      0.0
    • LUXEMBOURG

      0.0
    • CHINA

      0.0
    • Other/Cash

      0.0
    • Total

      100.0
  • Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Aug-18

    • Sector

      Weightings (%)
    • Information Technology

      40.5
    • Health Care

      15.5
    • Consumer Discretionary

      14.1
    • Industrials

      11.6
    • Consumer Staples

      11.2
    • Financials

      3.0
    • Materials

      2.9
    • Telecommunication Services

      0.9
    • Real Estate

      0.4
    • Other/Cash

      0.0
    • Total

      100.1