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VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF QUAL

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

Index description: The MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index is intended 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

Country of domicile: Australia

 as at 15-Apr-21

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $35.90
  • Units outstanding1

    50,273,834
  • Net assets1

    $1.8B
  • Number of holdings1

    296
  • Inception date2

    29-Oct-14
  • ASX commencement

    31-Oct-14
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 15-Apr-21

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.
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Key points

The world's highest quality companies
Access the world's highest quality companies based on key fundamentals including (i) high return on equity, (ii) earnings stability and (iii) low financial leverage   

Outperformance potential
Investments focusing on companies with quality characteristics have delivered outperformance over the long term relative to global equity benchmarks  
  

Diversified across countries, sectors and companies
Offering investors a portfolio of approximately 300 companies across a range of geographies, sectors and economies 
   

Trading information

  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • IRESS code

    QUAL.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    50,273,834
  • ISIN

    AU00000QUAL9

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.40%

Key risks

An investment in the ETF carries risks associated with: ASX trading time differences, financial markets generally, individual company management, industry sectors, foreign currency, country or sector concentration, political, regulatory and tax risks, fund operations and tracking an index. See the PDS for details.

Prices as at  15-Apr-21

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QUAL $35.90
$35.71
106,703
88,742
$0.30 / +0.85%
$-0.41 / -1.14%
+7.84%
+6.92%
$-0.19
-0.54%

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 5.61 4.28 6.93 17.85 15.65 13.79 -- 14.06
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.33 1.73 2.27 -- 2.10
Total return 5.61 4.28 6.93 19.18 17.38 16.06 -- 16.16
MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index 5.60 4.30 7.02 19.44 17.62 16.32 17.14 16.48
MSCI World ex Australia Index 5.09 6.33 12.38 23.55 13.16 13.67 13.47 13.20
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 5.61 4.28 6.93 17.85 15.65 13.79 -- 14.06
Income return 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.33 1.73 2.27 -- 2.10
Total return 5.61 4.28 6.93 19.18 17.38 16.06 -- 16.16
MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index 5.60 4.30 7.02 19.44 17.62 16.32 17.14 16.48
MSCI World ex Australia Index 5.09 6.33 12.38 23.55 13.16 13.67 13.47 13.20

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Mar-21

No. of holdings: 297
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
291,217 90,146,696 5.18
APPLE INC
AAPL US
520,801 83,523,720 4.80
FACEBOOK INC
FB US
168,874 65,303,563 3.75
ALPHABET INC
GOOG US
17,620 47,855,656 2.75
ALPHABET INC
GOOGL US
17,632 47,746,803 2.74
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
208,493 44,988,937 2.58
VISA INC
V US
158,938 44,182,948 2.54
NESTLE SA
NESN SW
256,412 37,680,561 2.17
MASTERCARD INC
MA US
79,025 36,941,969 2.12
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC
UNH US
72,835 35,580,277 2.04
Top ten total (%) 30.67
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Mar-21

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    73.2
  • Switzerland

    6.3
  • United Kingdom

    4.7
  • Japan

    3.8
  • Netherlands

    1.9
  • Denmark

    1.8
  • Canada

    1.6
  • Ireland

    1.5
  • Germany

    1.3
  • Sweden

    0.9
  • France

    0.8
  • China

    0.6
  • Finland

    0.4
  • Italy

    0.3
  • Spain

    0.2
  • Israel

    0.2
  • New Zealand

    0.1
  • Singapore

    0.1
  • Jordan

    0.0
  • Norway

    0.0
  • Belgium

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    99.7

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Mar-21

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    35.5
  • Health Care

    18.9
  • Consumer Staples

    13.1
  • Communication Services

    10.2
  • Industrials

    9.9
  • Consumer Discretionary

    5.4
  • Financials

    3.8
  • Materials

    2.5
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Energy

    0.3
  • Utilities

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.0
  • Total

    100.0