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VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF QUAL

Fund description: VanEck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF (QUAL) invests in a diversified portfolio of quality international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia).  The ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI World ex Australia Quality Index (M4CXMVIA) with net dividends reinvested, in Australian dollars, before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.

Index description: M4CXMVIA aims 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

 as at 14-Jan-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $22.61
  • Units outstanding1

    19,382,434
  • Net assets1

    $438.2M
  • Number of holdings1

    299
  • Inception date2

    29-Oct-14
  • ASX commencement

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

as at 14-Jan-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.

Fundamentals as at 31-Dec-18

  • Weighted avg. market cap
    (AUD)

    $301.7B
  • Price/earnings ratio
    (last 12 months)*

    21.9
  • Price/book ratio
    (last 12 months)*

    5.6
*A weighted harmonic average is used to calculate this metric. Price/Book Ratio is the price of a security divided by the book value per share of the security. Price/Earnings Ratio is the price of a security divided by the last twelve months earnings per share of the security.

Market capitalisation (%)
as at 31-Dec-18

  • Capitalisation ranges

    Weightings (%)
  • Large (>$5.0B)

    99.27
  • Mid ($1.0 - $5.0B)

    0.60
  • Small (<$1.0B)

    0.00
This breakdown represents what percentage of the Fund's assets represent large/mid/small-sized companies. The market capitalisation of an individual, publicly traded company is calculated by multiplying the company's security price by the total number of its shares outstanding.

3-year risk measures
as at 31-Dec-18

  • Beta vs. MSCI World ex
    Australia

    1.09
  • Correlation vs. MSCI World
    ex Australia

    0.93
  • Volatility (standard deviation)

    11.34
  • Sharpe ratio

    0.39

Source: VanEck, FactSet.

Beta is a measure of sensitivity to market movements. Correlation measures the extent of linear association between the Fund performance and the index performance. Volatility is the annualised standard deviation of the Fund's monthly returns. Sharpe ratio measures risk-adjusted return, and represents the Fund's return less the risk free rate divided by the standard deviation.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-18

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • UNITED STATES

    70.2
  • UNITED KINGDOM

    8.7
  • SWITZERLAND

    5.5
  • JAPAN

    3.2
  • FRANCE

    1.9
  • DENMARK

    1.7
  • GERMANY

    1.5
  • IRELAND

    1.4
  • HONG KONG

    1.4
  • CANADA

    1.1
  • NETHERLANDS

    0.7
  • SWEDEN

    0.6
  • SPAIN

    0.6
  • FINLAND

    0.5
  • ITALY

    0.2
  • ISRAEL

    0.1
  • SINGAPORE

    0.1
  • MACAU

    0.1
  • NEW ZEALAND

    0.1
  • BELGIUM

    0.0
  • PORTUGAL

    0.0
  • LUXEMBOURG

    0.0
  • CHINA

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    99.7

Portfolio composition (%)
as at 14-Jan-19

  • Asset classes

    % of Fund net assets
  • Stocks

    99.93
  • Bonds

    0.00
  • Other

    0.00
  • Cash

    0.07
  • Total

    100.00

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-18

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    30.5
  • Health Care

    17.8
  • Industrials

    11.7
  • Consumer Discretionary

    11.6
  • Consumer Staples

    11.1
  • Communication Services

    10.8
  • Financials

    3.7
  • Materials

    2.2
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    99.9