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VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF ESGI

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

Index description:  The MSCI World ex Australia ex Fossil Fuel Select SRI and Low Carbon Capped 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 22-Jul-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • Bloomberg index code

    NA716517
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $22.00
  • Units outstanding1

    1,200,537
  • Net assets1

    $26.4M
  • Number of holdings1

    189
  • Inception date2

    06-Mar-18
  • ASX commencement

    08-Mar-18
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the ETF 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 22-Jul-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.

Key points

  • True to label international sustainable equity ETF encompassing both values-based and impact investing    
  • Screening for fossil fuels and Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) combined with Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) leadership and low carbon impact      
  • Leveraging MSCI's leadership, resources and its state-of-the-art ESG data metrics and carbon metrics platform     

Trading information

  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • IRESS code

    ESGI.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    1,200,537
  • ISIN

    AU0000001356

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.55%

Prices as at  22-Jul-19

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ESGI $22.00
$22.10
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$0.01 / +0.03%
$0.02 / +0.09%
+13.33%
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+0.44%

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 3.82 4.54 13.58 6.30 -- -- -- 7.89
Income return 1.79 1.80 1.96 1.83 -- -- -- 1.80
Total return 5.61 6.34 15.54 8.13 -- -- -- 9.69
Index (NA716517) 5.67 6.36 15.68 8.51 12.08 -- -- 10.08
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 3.82 4.54 13.58 6.30 -- -- -- 7.89
Income return 1.79 1.80 1.96 1.83 -- -- -- 1.80
Total return 5.61 6.34 15.54 8.13 -- -- -- 9.69
Index (NA716517) 5.67 6.36 15.68 8.51 12.08 -- -- 10.08

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 30-Jun-19

No. of holdings: 190
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
HOME DEPOT INC
HD US
4,287 1,270,492 5.15
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
6,397 1,221,150 4.95
SALESFORCE.COM INC
CRM US
3,174 686,272 2.78
ALLIANZ SE-REG
ALV GR
1,761 605,843 2.46
SIEMENS AG-REG
SIE GR
3,174 538,771 2.18
ASML HOLDING NV
ASML NA
1,766 526,574 2.13
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B
NOVOB DC
7,143 519,503 2.11
GILEAD SCIENCES INC
GILD US
5,293 509,576 2.07
CATERPILLAR INC
CAT US
2,388 463,784 1.88
L'OREAL
OR FP
1,046 425,211 1.72
Top ten total (%) 27.43
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 30-Jun-19

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • UNITED STATES

    33.3
  • FRANCE

    10.4
  • JAPAN

    9.7
  • GERMANY

    8.6
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    8.3
  • NETHERLANDS

    5.3
  • SWITZERLAND

    4.2
  • CANADA

    3.3
  • DENMARK

    3.2
  • SWEDEN

    2.6
  • HONG KONG

    2.1
  • SPAIN

    1.9
  • ITALY

    1.3
  • SINGAPORE

    1.1
  • FINLAND

    0.9
  • BELGIUM

    0.7
  • NORWAY

    0.5
  • NEW ZEALAND

    0.3
  • LUXEMBOURG

    0.2
  • ISRAEL

    0.2
  • IRELAND

    0.2
  • SOUTH AFRICA

    0.1
  • AUSTRIA

    0.1
  • Other/Cash

    1.7
  • Total

    100.2

Sector weightings (%) as at 30-Jun-19

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Financials

    20.6
  • Health Care

    17.1
  • Consumer Discretionary

    15.0
  • Industrials

    12.6
  • Communication Services

    10.1
  • Information Technology

    9.9
  • Consumer Staples

    6.8
  • Materials

    3.1
  • Real Estate

    2.9
  • Utilities

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    1.7
  • Total

    100.2