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  • HVLU
    VanEck MSCI International Value (AUD Hedged) ETF

    HVLU
    VanEck MSCI International Value (AUD Hedged) ETF

    • NAV
      $27.24

      as at 12-Apr-24
    • Total Net Assets
      $4.09M
    • Dividend Frequency
      1 each year
    • Management fee (p.a.)
      0.43%
    • Number of securities
      250
    • Inception Date
      07-Nov-23
    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 1pm next business day.
    HVLU

    Overview

    Fund Description

    HVLU gives investors a diversified portfolio of 250 international developed market large- and mid-cap companies, with high value scores as calculated by MSCI at each rebalance with returns hedged into Australian dollars. HVLU aims to provide investment returns before fees and other costs which track the performance of the Index.

    Key points

    International companies exhibiting value characteristics

    Access a portfolio of international companies that are selected for their high value score relative to sector peers as measured by MSCI based on: (i) price to book value; (ii) price to forward earnings; and (iii) enterprise value to cash flow from operations

    Long term focus, capturing value across the market cycle

    The index is designed to capture a high level of exposure to value while minimising unintended and unwanted sector bets 

    Diversified across countries, sectors and companies

    Offering investors a portfolio of 250 companies across a range of geographies, sectors and economies

    Australian dollar currency hedged

    Index Key points

    Index name
    MSCI World ex Australia Enhanced Value Top 250 Select 100% Hedged to AUD Index

    Overview
    The Index measures the performance of 250 international developed market large- and mid-cap companies selected from the MSCI World ex Australia Index, with high value scores relative to their industry peers as calculated by MSCI at each rebalance. Exclusions apply for weapons and tobacco (subject to threshold screening).

    Summary of Index calculation methodology
    A five step process is followed to determine the Index:

    1. Eligible universe
    The eligible universe is all the companies in the MSCI World ex Australia Index (“Parent Index”) which is a traditional free-float adjusted market capitalisation (“FMC”) weighted index.

    2. Securities are screened for exclusion based on the following business activities:

    Business activities Exclusion
    Conventional weapons All companies deriving:
    • 5% or more revenue from the production of conventional weapons; or
    • 15% or more aggregate revenue from weapons systems, components, and support systems and services.
    Controversial weapons All companies with any tie to Controversial Weapons (cluster munitions, landmines, depleted uranium weapons, biological/ chemical weapons, blinding lasers, nondetectable fragments and incendiary weapons), as defined by the methodology of the MSCI Global Ex-Controversial Weapons Indexes available at https://www.msci.com/index-methodology.
    Nuclear weapons All companies that:
    • manufacture nuclear warheads and/or whole nuclear missiles; or
    • manufacture components that were developed or are significantly modified for exclusive use in nuclear weapons (warheads and missiles); or
    • manufacture or assemble delivery platforms that were developed or significantly modified for the exclusive delivery of nuclear weapons; or
    • provide auxiliary services related to nuclear weapons; or
    • manufacture components that were not developed or not significantly modified for exclusive use in nuclear weapons (warheads and missiles) but can be used in nuclear weapons; or
    • manufacture or assemble delivery platforms that were not developed or not significantly modified for the exclusive delivery of nuclear weapons but have the capability to deliver nuclear weapons; or
    • manufacture components for nuclear-exclusive delivery platforms.
    Tobacco All companies:
    • classified as a “Producer”; or
    • deriving 5% or more aggregate revenue from the production, distribution, retail and supply of tobacco-related products.



    3. Value
    MSCI calculates a value score for each remaining company in the universe based on the following fundamental accounting variables:

    a) price-to-book value;
    b) price-to-forward earnings; and
    c) enterprise value-to-cash flow from operations.

    Companies are ranked by value score and a fixed number required to cover 30% of the FMC of the Parent Index are selected, with the aim of attaining a high exposure to the value factor, while maintaining sufficient market capitalisation and number of companies covered. At the date of this PDS, 350 companies are included.
    Constituents are then weighted with a tilt to value as follows:

              Value weight = Value score x FMC weight in the Parent Index

    4. Select top 250
    The top 250 companies by value weight are then selected for the Index.

    5. Weighting
    The weights of the final 250 constituents are then:

    (i) adjusted proportionately based on their value weight in step 3; and
    (ii) normalised so that sectors in the Index represent the same weight as the Parent Index.


    Currency hedging

    MSCI reduces the exposure of the Index to foreign exchange rate fluctuations between the Australian dollar and currencies in which the constituents are denominated by notionally entering into forward foreign exchange contracts on a rolling one-month basis at the end of each month. The Index is not fully hedged and retains some exposure to currency movements.

    Rebalances
    The Index is reviewed and rebalanced on a semi-annual basis, usually as of the close of the last business day of May and November. The value scores are recalculated at the end of April and October and used for May and November rebalances respectively.

    For full details of the methodology, click here.


    Index provider
    MSCI Inc (“MSCI”). MSCI is not a related body corporate of VanEck.
    HVLU is indexed to a MSCI index. HVLU is not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to HVLU or the MSCI World ex Australia Enhanced Value Top 250 Select 100% Hedged to AUD Index. The PDS contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with VanEck and HVLU.

    Performance

    Holdings & allocations

    Dividends

    Election of Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP)

    You can elect DRP by logging into Link’s Investor Centre (https://investorcentre.linkmarketservices.com.au/Login). Once you are logged in, please proceed to the “Payments and Tax” tab and select “Reinvestment Update”.

    Documents & insights

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