Bloomberg Indices - FLOT
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MSCI Indices - ESGI, EMKT, GRNV, QHAL, QUAL, QSML, and VLUE
ESGI, EMKT, GRNV, QHAL, QUAL, QSML, and VLUE (the ‘funds’) are indexed to a MSCI index. None of the Funds are sponsored, endorsed or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to the Funds or the respective MSCI Index. The PDS contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with VanEck and the Funds.
MVIS Indices – ESPO, MVA, MVB, MVS, MVR, and MVW
The MVIS Global Video Gaming and eSports Index (AUD), MVIS Australia A-REITs Index, MVIS Australia Banks Index, MVIS Australia Resources Index, MVIS Small-Cap Dividend Payers Index, and the MVIS Australia Equal Weight Index (‘MVIS Indexes’) are the exclusive property of MV Index Solutions GmbH based in Frankfurt, Germany (‘MVIS’). MVIS is a related entity of VanEck. MVIS makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in any of the Funds. MVIS has contracted with Solactive AG to maintain and calculate the MVIS Indexes. Solactive uses its best efforts to ensure that the MVIS Indexes are calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards MVIS, Solactive has no obligation to point out errors in the MVIS Indexes to third parties.
S&P Dow Jones Indices – CLNE and MVE
The S&P Global Clean Energy Select Index and the S&P/ASX MidCap Index (“the Indexes”) are a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and licensed for use by VanEck. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed by VanEck. The Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates and none of them makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. Such parties do not accept liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the Index and do not give any assurance that the Funds will accurately track the performance of the respective index or provide positive investment returns. Inclusion of a security within an index or Fund is not a recommendation by any party to buy, sell, or hold such security.
MarketGrader Indices – CNEW and HLTH
CNEW tracks the CSI MarketGrader China New Economy Index, HLTH tracks the Marketgrader Developed Markets (Ex-Australia) Health Care Index. "MarketGrader" and the respective Indexes are trademarks of MarketGrader.com Corporation. MarketGrader does not sponsor, endorse, sell or promote the Funds and makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. The inclusion of a particular security in the Index does not reflect in any way an opinion of MarketGrader or its affiliates with respect to the investment merits of such security.
IHS Markit Indices – PLUS and SUBD
PLUS is based on the Markit iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Index, SUBD is based on the Markit iBoxx Investment Grade Subordinated Debt Index (‘the Indexes’). The Indexes are the property of Markit Indices Limited (‘Markit’) and iBoxx® and Markit® are trademarks of Markit or its affiliates. The Indexes and trademarks have been licensed for use by VanEck. The Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by Markit.
FTSE Indices – CETF, IFRA, and REIT
CETF, IFRA and REIT are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FTSE International Limited or the London Stock Exchange Group companies (‘LSEG’) (together the ‘Licensor Parties’) and none of the Licensor Parties make any claim, prediction, warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to (i) the results to be obtained from the use of the Indexes which the Funds are based, (ii) the figure at which the Indexes is said to stand at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, or (iii) the suitability of the Indexes for the purpose to which it is being put in connection with the Funds. None of the Licensor Parties have provided or will provide any financial or investment advice or recommendation in relation to the Indexes to VanEck or to its clients. The Indexes are calculated by FTSE or its agent. None of the Licensor Parties shall be (a) liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Indexes or (b) under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. All rights in the Indexes vest in FTSE. “FTSE®” is a trademark of LSEG and is used by FTSE and VanEck under license.
ICE Indices – GDX and XCO2
ICE Data Indices, LLC is used with permission. “ICE / NYSE / NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index” are registered trademarks of ICE Data Indices, LLC or its affiliates. These trademarks have been licensed, along with the NYSE® Arca Gold Miners Index® and ICE Global Carbon Futures Index (“Indices”) for use by VanEck in connection with GDX / XCO2 (the “Products”). Neither VanEck nor the Product(s), as applicable, is sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by ICE Data Indices, LLC, its affiliates or its third party suppliers (“ICE Data and its Suppliers”). ICE DATA AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ADVISABILITY OF INVESTING IN SECURITIES GENERALLY, IN THE PRODUCT(S) PARTICULARLY, OR THE ABILITY OF THE INDEX TO TRACK GENERAL MARKET PERFORMANCE. ICE DATA AND ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS ACCEPT NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE INDEX, INDEX DATA OR MARKS. See PDS for a full copy of the disclaimer.
Morningstar Indices – MOAT, DVDY, and GOAT
The Morningstar® Australia Dividend Yield Focus Index™, the Morningstar® Developed Markets ex Australia Wide Moat Focus Index™ , and the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus Index™ (the Indexes) which was created and is maintained by Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar, Inc. does not sponsor, endorse, issue, sell, or promote DVDY, GOAT or MOAT respectively (Funds) and bears no liability with respect to the Funds or any security. Morningstar®, the Indexes, and Morningstar Economic Moat™ are trademarks of Morningstar, Inc. and have been licensed for use by VanEck by Morningstar Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN 95 090 665 544, AFSL 240892). Effective June 20, 2016, Morningstar implemented several changes to the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus Index™ construction rules. Among other changes, the index increased its constituent count from 20 stocks to at least 40 stocks and modified its rebalance and reconstitution methodology. These changes may result in more diversified exposure, lower turnover and longer holding periods for index constituents than under the rules in effect prior to this date.
LPX AG Indices – GPEQ
LPX and LPX50 are registered trademarks of LPX AG, Zurich, Switzerland. The LPX50 Index is owned and published by LPX AG. Any commercial use of the LPX trademarks and/or LPX indices without a valid license agreement is not permitted. Financial instruments based on the index are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by LPX AG and/or its licensors and neither LPX AG nor its licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.