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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 20-Sep-19

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • Bloomberg index code

    M4CXMVIA
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $28.21
  • Units outstanding1

    24,158,598
  • Net assets1

    $681.4M
  • Number of holdings1

    300
  • 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 20-Sep-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     

Trading information

  • ASX code

    QUAL
  • IRESS code

    QUAL.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    24,158,598
  • ISIN

    AU00000QUAL9

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.40%

Prices as at  20-Sep-19

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QUAL $28.21
$28.34
45,629
35,678
$-0.05 / -0.18%
$0.09 / +0.32%
+24.79%
+25.39%
$0.13
+0.48%

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 0.86 8.37 11.51 9.95 14.00 -- -- 13.87
Income return 0.00 1.66 1.71 1.68 2.47 -- -- 2.51
Total return 0.86 10.03 13.22 11.63 16.47 -- -- 16.38
Index (M4CXMVIA) 0.87 10.10 13.33 11.88 16.72 16.92 14.92 16.73
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 3.83 3.57 18.51 14.81 13.63 -- -- 13.36
Income return 1.59 1.59 1.82 1.75 2.46 -- -- 2.60
Total return 5.42 5.16 20.33 16.56 16.09 -- -- 15.96
Index (M4CXMVIA) 5.45 5.21 20.46 16.83 16.36 16.58 14.88 16.31

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

No. of holdings: 300
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
APPLE INC
AAPL US
115,586 35,810,643 5.36
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
170,408 34,868,194 5.22
FACEBOOK INC-A
FB US
84,866 23,387,116 3.50
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES
V US
71,645 19,227,975 2.88
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JNJ US
97,017 18,483,268 2.77
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A
MA US
40,456 16,895,146 2.53
ALPHABET INC-CL C
GOOG US
9,524 16,794,752 2.52
ALPHABET INC-CL A
GOOGL US
9,069 16,025,107 2.40
NESTLE SA-REG
NESN SW
93,427 15,556,172 2.33
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE
PG US
81,672 14,574,285 2.18
Top ten total (%) 31.69
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

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

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    73.0
  • United Kingdom

    6.7
  • Switzerland

    5.6
  • Japan

    2.8
  • France

    2.0
  • Ireland

    1.7
  • Denmark

    1.7
  • Canada

    1.3
  • Germany

    1.3
  • Netherlands

    0.9
  • Sweden

    0.6
  • Spain

    0.6
  • Hong Kong

    0.5
  • Finland

    0.4
  • Italy

    0.3
  • Singapore

    0.1
  • New Zealand

    0.1
  • Israel

    0.1
  • Macau

    0.1
  • Portugal

    0.0
  • Belgium

    0.0
  • Luxembourg

    0.0
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    99.9

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

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Information Technology

    33.9
  • Health Care

    16.3
  • Consumer Staples

    12.7
  • Communication Services

    11.0
  • Industrials

    10.8
  • Consumer Discretionary

    10.0
  • Financials

    3.0
  • Materials

    1.7
  • Real Estate

    0.4
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    99.9