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VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality (Hedged) ETF QHAL

Fund description: QHAL gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of quality international companies from developed markets (ex Australia) with returns hedged into Australian dollars. QHAL 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 100% Hedged to AUD Index aims to capture the performance of quality stocks selected from the Parent Index, MSCI World ex Australia, by identifying companies with high quality scores determined by MSCI based on three key fundamental variables: high return on equity; stable year-on-year earnings growth; and low financial leverage.

Management style: Replication

 as at 20-Aug-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QHAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    HA724440
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $26.30
  • Units outstanding1

    320,034
  • Net assets1

    $8.4M
  • Number of holdings1

    301
  • Inception date2

    21-Mar-19
  • ASX commencement

    25-Mar-19
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

as at 20-Aug-19

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.

Key points

  • Seeks to identify quality stocks by screening based on MSCI quality scores for 1) high return on equity,  2) stable annual earnings growth, and 3) low financial leverage
   
  • Potential for greater diversification while seeking to reduce volatility in international portfolios

  • Based on an MSCI index, a leader in international equity indexing  
  
  • Hedged to Australian dollars

Trading information

  • ASX code

    QHAL
  • IRESS code

    QHAL.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    320,034
  • ISIN

    AU0000041204

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.43%

Prices as at  20-Aug-19

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QHAL $26.30
$26.66
2,507
5,740
$-0.18 / -0.70%
$0.28 / +1.06%
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$0.36
+1.39%

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 2.16 0.42 -- -- -- -- -- 3.86
Income return 0.00 1.52 -- -- -- -- -- 1.57
Total return 2.16 1.94 -- -- -- -- -- 5.43
Index (HA724440) 2.19 2.06 14.38 9.42 13.72 12.58 15.23 5.58
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 4.56 1.97 -- -- -- -- -- 1.66
Income return 1.59 1.55 -- -- -- -- -- 1.54
Total return 6.15 3.52 -- -- -- -- -- 3.20
Index (HA724440) 6.21 3.61 19.66 10.85 14.72 11.95 15.64 3.31

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Jul-19

No. of holdings: 299
Security name
Ticker
% of Fund net
assets
APPLE INC
AAPL US
5.45
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
5.14
FACEBOOK INC-A
FB US
3.65
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
V US
2.83
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
2.80
ALPHABET INC-CL C
GOOG US
2.57
ALPHABET INC-CL A
GOOGL US
2.45
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A
MA US
2.44
NESTLE SA-REG
NESN SW
2.21
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE
PG US
2.14
Top ten total (%) 31.68
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.
Holdings:  Holdings data shows the direct investments of the VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF (QUAL), the underlying fund into which QHAL primarily invests to obtain exposure to the securities in the index.  Accordingly the percentage holdings of QHAL will vary slightly to those shown above because of its cash and forward positions.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Jul-19

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • UNITED STATES

    74.2
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    6.7
  • SWITZERLAND

    5.5
  • JAPAN

    2.8
  • FRANCE

    2.1
  • IRELAND

    1.7
  • DENMARK

    1.6
  • GERMANY

    1.4
  • CANADA

    1.4
  • NETHERLANDS

    0.9
  • SWEDEN

    0.6
  • SPAIN

    0.6
  • HONG KONG

    0.6
  • FINLAND

    0.4
  • ITALY

    0.3
  • SINGAPORE

    0.1
  • ISRAEL

    0.1
  • NEW ZEALAND

    0.1
  • MACAU

    0.1
  • PORTUGAL

    0.0
  • BELGIUM

    0.0
  • LUXEMBOURG

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    -1.2
  • Total

    100.0

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Jul-19

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    34.5
  • Health Care

    16.3
  • Consumer Staples

    12.3
  • Communication Services

    11.3
  • Industrials

    11.1
  • Consumer Discretionary

    10.2
  • Financials

    3.1
  • Materials

    1.8
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    -1.2
  • Total

    99.8