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VanEck Vectors Australian Floating Rate ETF FLOT

Fund description: FLOT invests in a diversified portfolio of Australian dollar denominated Floating Rate Bonds with the aim of providing investment returns (before fees and costs) that closely track the returns of the Index.

Index description:  The Bloomberg AusBond Credit FRN 0+ Yr Index (BAFRN0) is a market value weighted index comprising floating rate bonds that are of investment grade quality. The index typically includes bonds issued by corporate entities such as the four largest banks in Australia, foreign banks, other lending institutions and Australian listed property trusts (A-REITs).

 as at 24-May-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    FLOT
  • Bloomberg index code

    BAFRN0
  • Index provider

    Bloomberg
  • NAV

    $25.13
  • Units outstanding

    6,081,272
  • Net assets

    $152.8M
  • Number of holdings

    182
  • Inception date1

    05-Jul-17
  • ASX commencement

    07-Jul-17

1The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 24-May-19

Key points

  • Potential to protect against rising rates
    Floating rate notes (FRNs) pay coupons (interest) that vary with short-term interest rates. Interest rates are reset periodically resulting in reduced duration (interest rate) risk
  • Higher yield relative to cash and term deposits
    For a slightly elevated risk, FRNs typically offer higher yields than the likes of cash and term deposits
  • Short-term high quality credit
    Only FRNs with investment grade credit rating are included in the index

Yields as of 22-May-19

  • Running yield

    2.70%
  • Yield to maturity

    1.94%

Fundamentals as of 22-May-19

  • Average credit rating

    --
  • Average maturity (years)

    2.30
  • Modified duration (years)

    0.13

Trading information

  • ASX code

    FLOT
  • IRESS code

    FLOT.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    6,081,272
  • ISIN

    AU00000FLOT5

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.22%

Prices as at  24-May-19

NAV/
Last trade
Volume:
30-day avg/
Previous day
Daily change: NAV/
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YTD change:
NAV/
Last trade
Premium/
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NAV
Chart
FLOT $25.13
$25.14
51,014
28,350
$0.00 / +0.01%
$-0.03 / -0.12%
+0.88%
+0.93%
$0.01
+0.04%

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 0.11 0.47 0.30 0.36 -- -- -- 0.23
Income return 0.22 0.65 1.25 2.47 -- -- -- 2.50
Total return 0.33 1.12 1.55 2.83 -- -- -- 2.73
Index (BAFRN0) 0.35 1.18 1.68 3.08 3.11 3.11 4.59 2.90
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 0.16 0.44 0.18 0.32 -- -- -- 0.18
Income return 0.22 0.62 1.25 2.41 -- -- -- 2.49
Total return 0.38 1.06 1.43 2.73 -- -- -- 2.67
Index (BAFRN0) 0.40 1.12 1.56 2.97 3.12 3.11 4.64 2.84

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

No. of holdings: 182
Security name
Coupon
Maturity
Composite
rating^
Country
Currency
% of Fund
net assets
WESTPAC BANKING CORP
2.629
31-Aug-22
AAA
Australia
AUD
2.27
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD
2.742
21-Oct-21
AA-
Australia
AUD
2.12
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP L
3.080
16-Aug-21
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.76
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
2.438
25-Jul-22
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.68
WESTPAC BANKING CORP
3.051
03-Jun-21
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.64
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP L
2.894
09-May-23
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.57
WESTPAC BANKING CORP
2.592
22-Jan-20
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.44
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP L
2.863
07-Mar-22
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.42
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD
3.160
12-May-21
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.35
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD
3.121
05-Nov-20
AA-
Australia
AUD
1.35
Top 10 Total (%) 16.60

Source: Bloomberg. These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

^Composite rating is an evenly weighted blend of a bond’s Moody’s, S&P and Fitch credit ratings when there are two or more. ‘NR’ means the bond has one ‘Investment Grade’ rating. The above ratings are not a credit opinion by VanEck on any bond or the Fund or a recommendation to buy any individual security.

– country of risk

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

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • AUSTRALIA

    58.6
  • CANADA

    6.5
  • JAPAN

    4.2
  • CHINA

    3.1
  • SINGAPORE

    2.7
  • UNITED STATES

    2.6
  • SWITZERLAND

    2.4
  • NETHERLANDS

    1.7
  • SOUTH KOREA

    1.5
  • HONG KONG

    1.2
  • Other/Cash

    15.5
  • Total

    100.0

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

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Banks

    83.6
  • Telecommunications

    1.0
  • Sovereign

    0.6
  • Auto Manufacturers

    0.4
  • Transportation

    0.3
  • Computers

    0.3
  • Electric

    0.3
  • Savings&Loans

    0.3
  • Beverages

    0.3
  • Other/Cash

    12.8
  • Total

    99.9

Credit quality (%) as at 30-Apr-19

Composite Contribution to
duration
% of Net
Assets
Investment Grade AAA 0.01 5.31
AA 0.08 58.47
A 0.03 18.96
BBB 0.01 4.88
Total Investment Grade -- 0.12 87.61
Composite Rating: An evenly weighted blend of a security's Moody's, S&P and Fitch ratings. Not Rated indicates that a security is rated by fewer than two of the four rating agencies.

Maturity (%) as at 30-Apr-19

Average Portfolio Maturity: 2.35 Years